[Freedombox-discuss] gratis libreboxes?
bishop.robinson at gmail.com
Fri May 6 18:02:24 UTC 2011
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Thomas Lord <lord at emf.net> wrote:
> Interesting news:
> Expected price: $25
> Form factor: UCB-stick with HDMI port.
> Provisional specification:
> * 700MHz ARM11
> * 128MB of SDRAM
> * OpenGL ES 2.0
> * 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
> * Composite and HDMI video output
> * USB 2.0
> * SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
> * General-purpose I/O
> * Open software (Ubuntu, Iceweasel, KOffice, Python)
Yes, I liked the general idea. The small form-factor is critical, and
the price point is great.
This particular implementation appears to include things that the
generic FreedomBox would not need (Composite/HDMI video), and not
include things many (most?) of us see as mandatory (built-in
networking). They mention running Ubuntu, so I assume that a Debian
"pure blend" should run w/o any problems.
I'll be interested to see if they can hit their target price of $25. I
know that many other projects have greatly overestimated their ability
to hit a target budget!
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