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developerWorks: PowerPC Development From the Bargain Basement

Dec 17, 2004, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

"You might think the Kuro Box sounds too good to be true. A PowerPC development board, for roughly a tenth of the cost of other boards? And yet, the price isn't that weird. It's a little cheaper than x86 SBCs, but not outlandishly so. So, into the breach: Here's a report on what I discovered from getting one of these and starting to try it out. The name, we are told, means 'expert box;' there is certainly some targeting here at experienced users.

"What shows up in the mail is, well, the box. There's a little stand for it (if you want to put it standing up), a couple of screws, a CD, the documentation, and the box itself..."

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