[conspire] (forw) [ILUG] The Penguin _is_ the computer!

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Mar 3 12:27:01 PST 2006

I liked the comment by the site-visitor "Enko" there:
"12. I would totally load up those 4 megs with an mp3 and use it as a
server." Posted at 12:51PM on Mar 1st 2006

This was referring to the amount of storage memory this Single-Board
Computer includes, pointing out that it would be perfect to hold a single
MP3 file. Evidently that person had not seen this: http://alpmp3.sf.net

You can get only the board in Palo Alto for $175:

So, anybody willing to make a working system out of this? It's very
tempting, but it would be quite time consuming. Also, as can be plainly
seen from the pictures, the manufacturer had not seen fit to include DIP-
or JTAG-type connectors, nor even stubs, for the two peripheral junctions,
meaning that some surface-mount soldering would be necessary for access.

On Thu, 02 Mar 2006 11:22:43 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> Ross Bernheim has had some thoughts of physically embedding the 2" x 2"
> x 2" Intrinsyc CerfCube Linux Web server (StronARM-based) that Deirdre
> still has from _Linux Journal_ to review, putting it into some fanciful
> shell, and using it as a distro-server for installfests.  However, 
> the guys referenced below have sort of done that.
> I did like one site-visitor's comment:  "With Tux running Linux inside,
> can we assume that he will not be as susceptible to Bird Flu as his more
> feathered friends have been?"
> ----- Forwarded message from conor at discuskeeping.com -----
> Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 18:31:09 +0000
> From: conor at discuskeeping.com
> To: ilug at linux.ie
> Subject: [ILUG] The Penguin _is_ the computer!
> http://www.engadget.com/2006/03/01/not-content-as-a-mere-sideline-mascot-tux-now-runs-linux/
> Soon to be in tinyurl format

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