Here's the background for this (though the important part is that three of these things are being awarded for the Extend Firefox contest that's out TODAY!.)
For a prize we thought, let's get a really, really awesome computer. David Hyatt, one of the early Firefox inventors, has one of these Alienware thingies. We wanted a computer that was fast and powerful and also very unique, and so we came up with the Alienware Aurora 7500 Firefox Edition PC which is going to be customized with Firefox decals and airbrushed with real flames — in other words, we're going to pimp your PC. How cool is that?!?
A few more details:
- As far as software is concerned, yeah it's going to be pre-loaded with Firefox and Thunderbird. Windows or Linux? Either or both. I'm the one doing the configuration. I may get some games and put them on there too.
- here are the specs
- these were configured by vlad and pav. If you know vlad and pav, these guys don't play around when it comes to this stuff.
- Alienware was also number 6 on the PC World Top 100 Best Products of the year (Firefox was number one on that list ;) )
- A real photo of the Alienware machine pre-airbrushing and decaling
There's only three of these bad boys. Three. And we can't wait to award them to the winners of the Extend Firefox Contest. These entries better be damn good.
An old school friend of mine "Poots", up in Oakland is taking care of the airbrushing. I'll post pictures up on this site as we go through the design and custom paint job on these bad boys, and a shout out to the Alienware folks who are so awesome to work with.