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Old 25th February, 2009, 08:11 PM
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Marvell's $100 Linux Computer Fits in Your Hand

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Marvell SheevaPlug is small enough to hand from an AC outlet

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Marvell Semiconductor has announced a new hardware/software development kit that uses Linux and puts the complete Linux-powered computer into a wall outlet hanging receptacle no larger than the power supply you see on many consumer electronics devices. The device is called the SheevaPlug and draws only 5 watts of power.....

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Old 26th February, 2009, 06:00 PM
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So its like a teeny computer with Linux on it? The post talked about automation....
How can this be used practically?
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Practical uses for you and I would be limited, but uses in industry such as manufacturing, medical etc etc are pretty vast. A low cost alternative to adding a human employee comes to mind for some of the things I do.
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gotcha, I kinda wondered if it would have some functionality for computers or gaming.
Maybe programmable joysticks?
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I doubt you'd find a use for gaming. However this will mostly be aimed at file/media serving in the home. Add a USB hard drive and you have a cheap, really low-power file/media server.
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ok, here's an idea.
Add a Solid State drive to it and you'll have a media server for your car. Listen to all of your music, watch all of your movies and its driven by a computer in the glove-box.
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Sheevaplug's bigger brother OpenRD looks a bit more interesting. It comes with GbE, a USB port, 2 SATA ports, audio and a PCI-express slot. That sounds more like a media/file/whatever server.
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