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Jul 25, 2010 - 11 minute read

Tiny boards from 2006 and earlier, listed in alpha order

http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=atoarm-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=B0046ANZ9S&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr Acunia Zingu – this 2.7 x 3.6 in. SBC is based on an Intel Xscale i80200 processor with up to 850 MIPS performance. Includes up to 128MB SDRAM and 32MB Flash, plus built-in controllers for video, UART, AC97 Audio codec, PCMCIA, and I2C. Power consumption is under 2.5W. details ADS Bitsy – this 3 x 4 in. SBC is based on a 206 MHz Intel StrongARM SA-1110 processor (plus SA-1111 companion chip) and consumes just 450 mW.

Jul 17, 2010 - 4 minute read - meetings

Meeting

This week at Blackpool LUG there was Mike, Colin, Tony and Les What we did / discussed today ** 1. The format of the LUG 2. Ubuntu and floppy disks 3. The Linux Command Line 4. Colin’s mini disro of the week 5. Are distros that use unsigned packages safe? Could they be used for criminal purposes? 6. How to install an application from source 7. Etherape - Keeping an eye on what the kids are looking at 8.

Jul 10, 2010 - 3 minute read - meetings

Meeting

This week at Blackpool LUG there was Mike, Colin, and Les What we did / discussed today ** 1. The development of the LUG 2. Projects 3. Colin’s IBM Thinkpad Adventure 4. Photographing each weeks LUG 5. Mailing list 6. Next Weeks LUG 7. Future Events ** 1 The development of the LUG We discussed the development of the LUG and how we can focus our activities to ensure that we get the most out of our sessions.

Jun 19, 2010 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting

Tony, Rob, Colin and (Mike) Tony showed off his ‘geek box’. This is a tobacco tin filled with usb sticks installed with various distros and apps, extension usb cable on a reel, mini screwdriver set and other items. Rob talked about his experience with MythTV. Rob had opted to use MythBuntu to make things easier, but still found that ALSA needed manual setup and upgrades tended to wiped out the previous manual configuration.

Jun 12, 2010 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting

Today there was Rob, Tony, Mike and Les present. It was a mixed discussion today, not much computer time, made a nice change. Rob brought in his Gigabyte Tablet PC, and showed us Meego http://meego.com/ Meego is a really good operating system and shows great promise, we’ll keep an eye on this ;) We discussed various topics today ICT in schools, and how to hide a mouse inside a PC * Crisp packets, are they better than heat sinks?

Jun 5, 2010 - 1 minute read - meetings

Meeting

Well it was just the three of us today, Mike, Les and myself (Tony). A very un Linux meeting today as I hogged the meeting trying to work out why I could not install Windows XP onto a Lenovo Core 2 Duo E7300 with 2gig DDR3 Ram and a 160Gig HDD. after nearly 2 hours of trying and knowing all the hardware worked as it would install Linux OK we came to the conclusion that the mother board configuration needs Windows Vista or Seven to work.