They have already mentioned it being a Linux based console. I agree with others...it should not be named Atari VCS. We already have that. Name it something else. One name that never got used past a prototype stage is "Panther". So...name it that but not VCS. The VCS it is not even if it is a computer system. Then again all game consoles are computer systems. The market is already flooded with VCS clones and to add this on top of those will only add to the confusion.
I do like the controllers and in one photo on the website you see a person using an XBOX controller. But the whole idea behind Atari's new console was to make it easier for people (although kids was specifically mentioned in the past) to play games that are already available on other consoles and computers and portable communication devices (tablets, smartphones) which seems to me to not exactly be the way to do it. Being able to play Minecraft (a Microsoft owned property now) and Terraria on it does seem cool but these games are already on every modern console, tablet/smartphone, and computer download service available. Not to mention in physical format on some consoles.
Bottomline: If Atari is going to market this new system then I would want to see some new and fresh game ideas. It would be in their best interest to startup an Indie Game program since XBOX axed theirs. While it does open the door for quality-lacking games it can also bring about some new game ideas that could become hidden gems in their own right. Xenominer, Arcadecraft, and a few others got their start being Indie Games and have become very successful. Minecraft is a good example of this as is Terraria. But we already have those and many clones...the gaming community needs new and fresh game ideas.
I've said it before and I will say it again...I have no interest in this until I see more, what it can do, and what games are going to be on it. If I see repeats of games I already have I will pass. I also don't need a Linux Box as I can make those any time I want with computers here I'm not using.