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[aprssig] SolarPC Announces the $100 Personal Computer

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Mon Nov 29 03:54:09 UTC 2004


The Via Epia chipset and processors have proven pretty rugged and useful 
in some of the things I've done so far.

http://www.mini-box.com/site/index.html is a good place to start, as is 
'Google' with a search for 'mini itx'

gerry n5jxs

Keith - VE7GDH wrote:
>>>http://linuxpr.com/releases/7357.html
>>
>>Yeah, but minimum order is 100,000 units!
> 
> 
> I'll take two. I just need to find 999,998 other people to put an order together!
> 
> With CPUs getting faster, hard drives getting bigger, half a gig or more of RAM being common, and bigger power supplies all of the time, the SolarPC is bucking the trend, but it could definitely fill a few niche market with low cost / low powered machines, and would have some potential for amateur applications such as APRS. Pictures at www.solarlite.org. In their words, "SolarLite Quiet PC"... a small, sensible, silent, computer." You can find a lot more info at www.solarpc.com. 
> 
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> --
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