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Oct 2, 2010 - 2 minute read - meetings

Meeting - distro server LTSP

Tony and Les are interested in building a pxe distro server. Mike had used the Fedora K12 Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) in the past and thought LTSP might make a good starting point for a distro server. Just to clarify, what we are trying to build is a server that another computer can (pxe) boot from across the network, then choose from a selection of distro’s to install. The distro’s would be stored on the server.

Sep 18, 2010 - 2 minute read - meetings

Meeting - software freedom day Madlab Manchester

Hi Guys and Girls Well we did not have a meeting in the conventional sense this week again as Les, Rob and myself were at the software freedom day event at Mad Lab in Manchester. We set of from Blackpool North at 8.20am which meant a very early start for a Saturday Morning (up at 6.30am ugggg) On the train we had a bit of a natter and have come up with an idea for a Blackpool LUG logo, more of which we will talk about this coming Saturday, but think Tux and Blackpool Tower and you’ll get an idea.

Aug 29, 2010 - 1 minute read - Tutorials

ARM Programming tutorials

When trying to get started with Single board computers (SBC), System on module (SOM) and system on Chip (SOC), I found it difficult to track down good resources or tutorials. Sites like this:- seemed to hi-jack the search for arm tutorials and present adverts when you follow the link. So when I find a good tutorial, I put it here. If you find more, let me know in the comments.

Aug 24, 2010 - 1 minute read - sbc

Single board computers

[ ADlink CoreModule 430]( – Mar. 10, 2009 – ADlink’s latest PC/104 SBC is based on DMP Electronics’s x86-compatible Vortex86SX SoC. The “CoreModule 430” includes 256MB of RAM, four serial ports, 10/100 Ethernet, two USB ports, and support for both CRT and TFT displays.

Aug 24, 2010 - 1 minute read - sbc

Aaeon NanoCOM-U15

Aaeon NanoCOM-U15 – Mar. 09, 2009 – Aaeon’s COM exploits the newly proposed “COM Express Ultra” standard. The 84 x 55mm NanoCOM-U15 includes an SDVO (serial digital video out) connector, an Intel Atom Z5xx-series CPU, and up to 4GB of SSD (solid state disk) storage.

Aug 24, 2010 - 1 minute read - sbc

Kontron pITX-SP

Kontron pITX-SP – Mar. 10, 2009 – Kontron’s first pico-ITX SBC is built around a 1.1GHz or 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z5xx CPU. Targeting small, multimedia-oriented devices, the “pITX-SP” offers gigabit Ethernet, two SATA II ports, a microSD slot, and a DVI port.