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Offline alu

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Plugcomputers
« on: November 25, 2009, 06:42:05 AM »
what do you think about plugcomputers? tc/mc seem to fit extremly well with the concept. has anybody experience in plugcomputing?

as an example: SheevaPlug, TonidoPlug

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 10:07:32 AM »
Those are ARM processors, not i386.

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 12:31:45 PM »
Which just means you'd need to take the time to recompile for the kernel for ARM. I think a TinyCore for ARM would be a good idea moving forward, if this whole "Netbooks must have ARM processors!" thing kicks off.

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 01:26:02 PM »
Well, they already come with Linux, so you should be able to just start compiling.

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 04:42:03 AM »
thanks for the feed back; my idea was to install tc/mc on it in order to have one ultra-portable computer that you can plug everywhere, but i didn't realize that it was not a x86 cpu

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009, 03:35:45 PM »
what do you think about plugcomputers? tc/mc seem to fit extremly well with the concept. has anybody experience in plugcomputing?

as an example: SheevaPlug, TonidoPlug

TonidoPlug is a customized SheevaPlug running Tonido applications. It is $99, same as SheevaPlug DEV KIT US version, UK/EU is few bucks more.
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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 12:55:49 AM »
here is a nice review at dw on the sheeva plug:

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20091221#feature

it would be definitely amazing to have tc/mc for the ARM architecture, it would enable much more usages of such a computer (not only as server, but also as workstation and portable pc)

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 01:15:38 AM »
I'm seriously thinking on to buy a SheevaPlug Dev Kit. It looks interesting toy, the only negative point found till now it is missing a floating point unit.
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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2009, 09:24:20 AM »
i think i saw a same observation as yours in the comments of the distrowatch article mentioned above, but redactors said that the sheeva plug has a floating point... you probably have to check again

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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2009, 11:39:07 AM »
i think i saw a same observation as yours in the comments of the distrowatch article mentioned above, but redactors said that the sheeva plug has a floating point... you probably have to check again

Doesn't matter, I have ideas how and where to use it. Decision made, I will order it :)
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Re: Plugcomputers
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2009, 12:20:39 PM »
you're lucky man, please report your experience in the forum, i am interested about what you can (and can't) do with it