Israeli firm readies pocket-friendly desktop PC
Set to help Linux lovers wrestle with ARM
Israel-based maker of wee PCs, CompuLab, has said it will ship an even more tiny machine in April. The Trim-Slice's 2.5in HDD-like dimensions are all due to Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip.
Of course, being ARM-based, you won't be running Windows on the Trim-Slice - not yet, at any rate - and Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively early stage in its development.
But that's something CompuLab hopes Trim-Slice will help accelerate. And there's always Android, of course.
Trim-Slice measures a mere 130 x 95 x 15mm - less than a tablet and not much bigger than a phone. Inside it crams in said SoC plus 1GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory and has room for a 64GB Sata SSD.
Outputs? HDMI for the display, analogi and SPDIF audio, Gigabit Ethernet for wired networking, and a quartet of USB 2.0 ports. There's also an RS-232 serial port for geeks of a certain age.
The sliver-like computer has on-board Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi.
CompuLab said it hasn't decided how much it'll charge for Trim-Slices, or what configurations it will offer. Details will be revealed when it starts taking orders for the boxes in April. ®
...you don't buy Israeli, American or Chinese (to pick just three) products. What do you buy then?
Does that extend to oil (and thus plastics)? Because just about every oil nation and oil company has dirty secrets. Then we have food and the likes of Sinar Mas, Nestle, Coca-Cola etc. Can't buy those.
Must be terrible at your work; everyone naked, cold, thirsty and hungry.
But you probably are not like that, so you do buy from women and child murdering regimes/companies (I note that men seem to be fair game; care to explain? Or do you perceive women to somehow be weaker and non-combative? How quaint.) so your pontificating is complete, self-congratulatory rot.
If you find the actions of Israel a problem (and let's face it, most people do) then there would be more mileage in creating dialogue rather than division; it's division that caused the mess in the first place (and you can thank the Brits for that).
"...and Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively early stage in its development"
Been running Linux on ARM since 1998, and I wasn't even first to that party.
regimes that murder women and children
That must make it very hard buying anything computer related; avoiding Intel and AMD limit things quite a bit...
So that would also preclude you from buying anything from a US company? No HP, Intel, Apple, Dell, Google..... oh the list goes on
So by that logic...
The following nations have troops in Iraq and Afganistan:
(Not in any order...)
Japan (Aid workers)
In addition there's France who's French foreign legion is out there.
Spain, in their treatment of the separatists...
Russia (Do we need to go back to Stalin?)
Then there is Iran, Syria, half the Slavic states.
And if you're going to use a loose interpretation, with the UN 'Peace Keepers' turning a blind eye so that they don't actually have to engage and stop the atrocity ... That would sum up all of the 'free world'.
You must be using abacuses... no wait, its Chinese...