There should be an image here!It’s called a Zipit and for those interested in turning this into a cheap netbook for $50+, I would suggest buying off eBay to avoid the $10 monthly fee for the standard Zipit service.

What is awesome about the Zipit however, is that this $50 messaging machine can easily be turned into a working Linux netbook. Yes, roughly $50 — depending on the auction, of course.

All you need to make this happen is to follow this simple tutorial. Experienced Linux users can breeze through this with their eyes closed; newbies can likely also make this work like a treat. It just takes basic reading ability and the option to follow basic instructions.

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