Linux PC-in-a-stick to cost coders £139
Cotton Candy orders now being taken
Norway's FXI Technologies has begun taking orders for its ultra-tiny CStick Cotton Candy Linux computer, pricing the PC-in-a-stick at just £139 for Brits.
That's excluding shipping and import taxes, mind, and even then FXI admitted that the wee gadget will be shipping in limited quantities when it becomes available next month.
What your £139 plus P&P gets you is an 80mm long unit with a USB jack at one end and an HDMI connector at t'other. In between, you'll find a Micro SD card slot to equip the CStick with storage, and a micro USB port.
Inside sits a Samsung 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A9-class processor and 1GB of memory. The on-board chippery adds Bluetooth 2.1 for peripherals and - you'll use the USB port for power - and 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi for networking.
The 21g unit will run Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Misleading?
> I'm a PC...
No, you're an AC,
Because there's nothing "personal" or "computer" like about an ARM based machine?
The "PC" concept wasn't born with Windows and the X86.
Well, let me think. PCs have had 6502s, 68000s and Alphas to name just 3 of many possible chips. What memory of "Personal Computer" has Intel brainwashed for you?
Re: Re: PC concept
@jake You, sir, are completely RIGHT.
April 1, 1977
"On 1 April Apple Corporation is founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.
They developed the Apple I and introduced the term: Personal Computer."
So fact is Apple introduced the first PC.
Bet some minds are blown by that :)
Re: Re: Re: Misleading?
It's already confusing.
Is a Mac a PC?
What if you install Windows on an Intel Mac. Does it then become a PC?
If a Mac is a PC, then are older PPC-based Macs also PCs?
If you install Linux on an Intel PC, then is it still a PC?
How about big 8-cpu Xeon servers running Windows? Are they still PC's, given that PC stands for 'personal computer'?