[ncolug] Re: Game developer David Braben creates a USB stick PC for $25

Yes but what would be better is bluetooth keyboard and mouse!

Cory

"For all the ways in which technology has failed to improve the quality of life, 
please press three." --Alice Kuhn


On 05/07/2011 09:25 AM, Kory Pounds wrote:
Having a working "mini" PC on a small piece of hardware like that has
a lot of potential. All you need is to output the graphics to a
monitor of some sort (HDMI) and input your keyboard/mouse (USB), just
like it talks about. Of course for the time being we would be limited
in the total scope of things compared to a fully-equipped desktop or
laptop PC, but it definitely still has advantages to it (and the
capabilities will expand in time as development increases). I see a
lot of security in confidential work in something like this. How does
everyone else see it?

Kory Pounds

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Larry DiGioia<larry@xxxxxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
Right, I didn't actually follow the link (!) sorry. If you enjoyed that,
take a look at the open-source hardware movement - led by Adafruit
industries...

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/03/ff_adafruit/

...and an open-source MP3 player:
http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/news/2008/03/etech_hardware

On 05/06/2011 10:45 PM, Chuck Stickelman wrote:
I don't think you're talking about the same things...  Read the article
and see that the USB stick that Kory is talking about is NOT a USB
flash-drive...


On Fri, 2011-05-06 at 13:42 +0000, DiGioia, Larry wrote:
I carry in my pocket a single USB stick, which is able to boot a choice
of:
Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop
Ubuntu 11.04 Rescue Remix
Trinity Rescue
BitDefender AV
UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD)
WinPE x86

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Subject: [ncolug] Game developer David Braben creates a USB stick PC for
$25

Everyone,

I originally picked this up from Slashdot. This sounds impressive to
me! You can carry around your own PC on a USB stick, which runs a
version of Linux. Check it out and let us know what  you think:


http://www.geek.com/articles/games/game-developer-david-braben-creates-a-usb-stick-pc-for-25-2011055/

Kory Pounds



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