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LinuxDevices: Embedding Debian GNU/Linux in a 32MB CompactFlash

Dec 31, 2002, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bao C. Ha)

"I started Hacom in November of 2002 to distribute the OpenBrick hardware platforms in the US. OpenBrick is a new kind of low-cost fan-less small computer targeting the Open Source / Free Software community, mainly Linux, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD. It is popular in Europe and attracted a large following of engineers, hackers, students, researchers, small Open Source companies, and ISPs to implement appliance-like applications in areas such as WiFi, broadband networks, communications, multimedia, and IP telephony.

"The 'OpenBrick-E' is an 'enterprise' version of the OpenBrick, with three built-in RJ-45 LAN connectors. It is very small (8.6 x 6.5 x 1.6 in.) and light weight (less than 3 lbs). It has a fan-less 533 MHz x86-compatible VIA C3 processor. The default configuration includes 256MB of SDRAM and 32MB CompactFlash (CF) for persistent storage..."

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