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Posted on 26-Aug-2004 12:00 GMT by Balisto (Edited on 2004-08-26 14:23:34 GMT by Christophe Decanini)27 comments
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The Senate Republican HTTF's (High Tech Task Force) Jesse Wadhams (Technology Policy Counsel to the Chairman) visited the assembly production of the Open Desktop Workstation 24 Aug 2004. See the Press Release http://www.genesi.lu/press.php?date=20040825 Genesi Photos: http://www.pegasosppc.com/gallery.php?id=111 HTTF Weebsite: http://republican.senate.gov/httf/new.htm
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Posted by corpse on 27-Aug-2004 15:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Christophe Decanini):
"The advantage of having a platform like the Pegasos (or even better a set top box) is that you can install a special optimised distribution for your platform."

replace pegasos with a i386 based arch(i486,i586,k7,p4), or another arch and that statement is just as valid. The difference being on i386 based Arch's A: GCC's optimisations are fairly mature (compaired with other platforms) B: The kernel actually supports cutting edge hardware in a stable fashion (i.e. you can do a hdparm -d1 /dev/xxx without corrupting your fs or panicking the kernel) C: the price to performance ratio means you can build a system that running completely unoptimised will still walk all over a pegasos but costing far less D: etc etc

Then we have platforms like the broadcom SOC's appearing in recent routers (like my fine linksys WRT54GS). The advantage isn't that you can optimise for it.. the main advantage is that you have basically a whole, albeit "slow", linux system in a "cheap" ic. Why bother investing time in a design like the Pegasos when you can build around the cheap and fast i386 arch or a SOC?

IMHO I think the name Open Desktop blah blah is a bit misleading, the use of Open suggests that I could get all the docs, code etc for this thing but I doubt that's the reality. They're seriously going to have to come up with some better ideas than catchy buzzword names or set-top boxen to move out of the hobby market.
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