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piCore on real hardware
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:27:53 PM »
See below the picture of the first boot into graphics (aka TC) mode on real hardware:



It took 25s starting to power up, which is not bad. On my desktop in QEMU it is 85s.

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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 06:53:40 PM »
HDMI looks better (specially in real life)



All together first impressions are good. I have no keyboard connected, but system is usable with mouse only to read log files, see system stats, etc. I like it

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« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 06:56:14 PM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 12:43:19 PM »
Hello

How super this is.  Tiny Core Linux coming to these "arm cpu" based cheap computers.

It seems the perfect marriage because TCL is so small, the computers are low cost.

it will be great to see this Version get a new release that boots right up to the Gui
desktop and has some extensions. Maybe a web browser, ofcourse and others.

i mean RISC OS has been released for the Pi.....weighing in at 100 mega byte with
a few apps in it. It is real fast indeed. But other than RISC OS it's just large 500 megabyte
Linux downloads for the Pi..... which isn't so good.   (Tiny core.... 12 megabytes and 2 minutes)

right

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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 01:03:42 PM »
My development version boots directly to X and looks and behaves like the x86 TC.

Or nearly, because it is using a fullblown Xorg. I'm working to get Xfbdev working. It will offer a real TC-like lite X environment like Xvesa in x86 system. As soon as it works I will release.
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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 06:41:05 PM »
Hello

yes that sounds wonderful. This kind of expert work that you are doing to create an
great Operating system for low cost computers is greatly appreciated.

It looks like these STICK styled computers are going crazy now

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/MK808-Mini-PC-RockChip-RK3066-Dual-Core-Cortex-A9-1-6GHz-1GB-8GB-Android-4-1/613484_652328537.html

we have dual core "cortex a9" cpu chips running at 1.6 ghz.......combined with state of
the art GPU quad core "graphics processors" and 1 gig of ram and 8 gigs of SDD [/color.......all nicely boxed with extra spare cables and a power supply ........for  57 dollars?

This computer is about 15 times faster than a Pi......

i mean how soon will it be before they release the Quad core version for like 80 dollars?

These are seriously powerful desktop computing machines now. (in your palm)

Look at the gaming capabilitiy of this Tiny box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4ztfRBFbJw

astonishing value...

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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 07:59:35 AM »
i mean how soon will it be before they release the Quad core version for like 80 dollars?

Well, it's not $80 but it there is a quad core available:

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/07/korean-company-offers-3-5-inch-quad-core-arm-linux-computer-for-129/]http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/07/korean-company-offers-3-5-inch-quad-core-arm-linux-computer-for-129/

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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 01:04:16 PM »
Hello

Sorry.....sure my earlier post is about general ARM.  The thread is similar.

Thankyou,

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Re: piCore on real hardware
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 01:13:06 PM »
Hello

Phillip.......yes

These are real interesting but the "no casing" is difficult as promoting a product...

when you look at cell phones higher end....the absolute quality then you see
something like that quad it's odd how they can't case it. Make a proper product
entry.  .....right


oh well


Vince.