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____/ Jerry McBride on Saturday 19 July 2008 21:42 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Jerry McBride on Saturday 19 July 2008 19:30 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Dual-core PPC SoC drives 55
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>>>> | Freescale is sampling a pin-compatible version of its PowerPC-based
>>>> | MPC8641D system-on-chip (SoC) that is claimed to consume 27 percent
>>>> | less power. The 1.0-1.25GHz MPC8640D offers dual e600 cores, a 37
>>>> | percent lower price, and an optional Linux board support package
>>>> | (BSP), says Freescale.
>>> Embeded is sooooo cool... but yet so costly. I long for low cost, cheap,
>>> SBC's that you can build a low cost cluster out of... say for the same
>>> cost of a medium cost desktop... like $300.00 (US)...
>>> The above mentioned is heavenly... no doubt would be "most excellent"
>>> with linux... but the shear cost of the thing would make it undesireable.
>>> I still look for i586 (k6-2 or k6-3) mother boards and cpus for my
>>> "embeded needs". Far, far cheaper.
>> Have you seen this one from yesterday?
>> ( Plasma Embedded )
> Yes! But there's no links for aquiring the hardware nor a mention of cost.
> For the record... I do a lot of work and services for non-profits, where
> windows costs too much, and appreciate anything related o keeping te costs
> down. The old xbox was a GOD end as it was a perfect linux base. It was
> cheap, nearly perfectly reliable and ran linux perfectly... I could even
> reclaim some of the purchase price of new units by selling off the included
> controllers and games... Sorry... did I mention this was for non-profits?
> Anyway.. if I can find an embeded solution... similar to or better than the
> xbox... I'm a customer.
Microsoft has already lost about $7 billion so that non-profits can have such
Linux servers (XBox). Now, if only it was intended...
~~ Best of wishes
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