Monday, March 28, 2005

Want a small Linux box?

I've seen some great devices on sites such as Linux Devices before, including systems running Linux that are built as very small units. Of course, as time progresses, so does technoogy and there are a number of new units that can now be purchased as ready built systems or as kits. They are getting smaller, this embedded Linux system could come in handy to sniff data for example. It's called Picotux and it said to be the smallest unit that is currently available. It features an ARM7 CPU clocked at 55 megahertz, running uClinux kernel 2.4.27 & Busybox 1.0. It has support for 10/100 megabit half/full duplex as well as a serial port.

There are other alternatives that I have seen, such as the Gunstix range. Also check out their Gumstix cluster project. I've wanted something like this for a while, so I'll probably invest in one of these to play with shortly.

Post ID: 708, posted by jase at 10:29 PM
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