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..."