[Klug-general] How small.......
J D Freeman
klug at quixotic.org.uk
Tue Apr 3 01:19:02 BST 2007
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On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 04:00:52PM +0100, Karl Latimer wrote:
> Will it run eclipse? ;)
> Truth is, with devices this size it isn't ever a case of what do you
> want it to do, its more of a case of what is it capable of and how far
> can you push it. Like Gumstix these things run ucLinux which is a very
> very small version of the linux kernel optimised for embedded platforms.
> Missing things like udev, sysfs and most of libc, there isn't a great
> deal you can do with it.
> A few statically linked binaries and a very basic rc.sysinit running on
> ash (i think thats the shell they normally use).
> Same thing as trying to run vista on a machine built before 2003 ;P
You would be surprised what you can do in such a small space.
Remember, years ago something with this cpu grunt and memory would have
10 terminals hanging off it and people hacking away. For this stuff also
consider that boa works well as a web server, jibble some IO, away you
You do not need the latest and greatest machines, and you would be very
surprised what you can do with something small.
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