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Re: [News] $100 Wall-Wart Runs GNU/Linux

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Wednesday 25 February 2009 13:03 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Marvell's Plug Computer: A tiny, discrete, fully functional 5 watt Linux
>> server
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Marvell announced today a new type of computer. It's about the size of an
>>| AC to DC converting wall outlet plug, but is really a full SoC with a 1200
>>| MHz CPU, built-in 512 MB Flash, 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
>>| support. It runs small versions of Linux, consumes about 5 watts max while
>>| allowing remote users (presumably those authorized by the owner) to access
>>| data stored on the device from remote locations including local intranets
>>| or over the Internet. The $49 device opens up a wide array of extremely
>>| low-power, low-volume, always on applications.
>> `----
>> http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/41525/136/
>> Marvell Announces Support for UMPC Platform
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Marvell, the leader in storage, communications and consumer
>>| silicon solutions, today announced that the Company's industry
>>| leading WLAN products fully support the Intel Ultra Mobile
>>| PC (UMPC) initiative.
>> `----
>> http://www.huliq.com/19308/marvell-announces-support-for-umpc-platform
> Marvell is the group that makes the wireless/mesh hardware for the OLCP's
> XO.

Yes, and BSD people (Theo de Raadt at least) was never happy about the choice.


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