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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
600MHz Cortex A8 chip
Raspberry Pi $35
700-1000MHz ARM6 chip
512M ram (new version, old one was 256M)
SD card storage
are you sure the beagleboard is 'much more powerful' than the pi?
it's possible that the video acceleration of the beagleboard is better than the pi. I don't know a good way to look that up.
The Boxee Box: too free to live?
Posted Oct 22, 2012 19:30 UTC (Mon) by dashesy (subscriber, #74652)
Posted Oct 22, 2012 20:26 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Unfortunantly this does require a binary blob driver loaded by the boot process to work, but while this isn't good, it's no worse than anything else in the space.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 20:06 UTC (Mon) by GhePeU (subscriber, #56133)
1 GHz Cortex A8
512 MB LP-DDR
microSD card storage
And it still doesn't support 1080p video, at best it can do 720p.
A Pandaboard ES can play 1080p video (I've got one on my desktop now), but it costs ~180USD. It's a wholly different board, however, dual-core Cortex A9 1.2GHz with 1 GB LP-DDR2, 802.11 b/g/n, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth v2.1 EDR, HDMI, DVI-D... it's also very well supported for now, the latest drivers release supports Wayland (!).
The Odroid-X is another alternative, it costs about 50 USD less than a Pandaboard (no WiFi or Bluetooth however) and has a quad-core Exynos4412 Cortex A9 1.4 GHz, but I don't think HD video acceleration is working on Linux at the moment.
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