This year really could be the year for Linux in the home. Shuttle has been showing off a $199 PC at CES. The Shuttle PC runs the KPC Linux distro and was announced on Tuesday. They didn’t actually have it on the CES show floor, you actually had to visit a private suite at the Bellagio to check it out but none the less they were showing it off.

The computer will have a Intel Celeron processor, a 945GC chipset, 512MB of RAM and the option of either a 60GB or 80GB hard drive.

The computer doesn’t have an optical drive or any PCIe slots but its a great looking box that will do what most home users will need it to do.

The new PC will come in either red, blue, white, or black each with a different color icon stamped on the front.

Cnet