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Cheap Linux wall warts small on size, big on possibilities

Aug 17, 2010, 18:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"Every geek and technology lover will undoubtedly have stumbled across online adverts for tiny headless Linux-powered devices that are barely larger than the power point they plug into. What can you actually do with them? Plenty, it seems!

"You know the devices; possibly the most well known is the Marvell plug computer line. Its flagship product, the SheevaPlug, offers a 1.2GHz ARM-compatible Marvell Sheeva processor, USB 2.0 and gigabit Ethernet, 512Mb Flash RAM and 512Mb DDR2 RAM.

"Those specifications are not anything to write home about, particularly when you consider even the teeniest Netbook ships with 4Gb of flash memory."

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