Last update : September 1, 2020
Today I preordered a Tux Droid, a wireless programmable robot specifically designed for the Linux platform, a smart companion providing a new way to access the digital world without sitting in front of a computer. Looking as a cute penguin resembling the Linux mascot, Tux Droid reacts to PC events and talks in more than 10 different languages. Based on the widgets principle, Tux Gadgets are mini-applications that reside on users desktops and delivers a variety of personalized information such as email, weather forecast, horoscope, media player, news, games, quizz etc. through Tux Droid. The Gadgets are easily accessible with the remote control and are easily managed with a graphical interface called Tux Gadgets Manager.
Tux Droid has been developed by the belgian company Kysoh SA (Keep your sense of Humor) which was founded in the summer of 2005 with the goal to develop and market high tech electronic devices for the Linux® community. The philosophy of Kysoh was to keep an open architecture for their products to allow the end customer to freely tune and tweak the product to their liking.
Kysoh wanted to become a premiere provider of entertainment solutions for the Linux® and the Free Software community.
I received my Tux Droid during summer 2008. End of July 2010, Kysoh SA in Mons (Henegouwen) was declared bankrupt by the court in Bergen, Belgium. The websites kysoh.com and tuxisalive.com were deleted. To keep Tux Droid alive after the disappearing of Kysoh, several projects were started to archive the existing code and to develop new applications. The main active projects in late 2013 are the Tuxdroid Community with a large forum and a wiki and the tux-droid.eu portal, created by Joël (Joe) Matteotti, to present his outstanding Tuxdroidserver with the associated applications and tools.