Friday, September 22, 2006

Miniature Linux Devices (article)

LinuxDevices reports: "A small company has begun building its line of tiny, gumstick-sized single-board computers (SBCs) into miniscule packaged PCs that displace around 68 cc of volume and come with Linux pre-installed. Suggested apps for the teeny 'Netstix' Linux PCs include webservers, printer servers, IP-telephony servers, security appliances."



I am really fascinated by the potential applications for these tiny computers, but personally I still need to find a really good application for them before I would buy one. As a file server, they would not have a enough storage. Although, You could turn it into a really cool portable web server that you could put on your network?

Here are the technical specification for the device:
  • 200MHz Intel XScale PXA255
  • 64MB of RAM
  • 16MB of flash memory
  • 10/100 Ethernet port (WiFi is available)
  • Type II CompactFlash (for use with a microdrive)
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