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+ - Intel Unveils Tiny $99 MinnowBoard Max Open SBC-> 1

Submitted by DeviceGuru
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "Intel and CircuitCo have revealed a smaller, faster, 2nd-gen MinnowBoard open SBC based on an Atom E3800 SoC and supported by both Android 4.4 and various standard Linux OSes. The MinnowBoard Max, which will ship in Q3 starting at $99, blows past the original MinnowBoard (Slashdot video) on price, performance, and energy consumption. The 3.9 x 2.9-inch Max's $99 starting price includes a 64-bit 1.46GHz Intel Atom E3815 (Bay Trail-T) CPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB SPI flash, and coastline ports for MicroSD, Micro-HDMI, GbE, dual USB, and SATA. Unlike the original MinnowBoard, the Max provides two expansion connectors: a low-speed header, with signals similar to the Arduino's Shield connector; and a high-speed connector, which can support mSATA and mini-PCIe sockets on expansion modules, among other interfaces. Although the Max's design supports CPUs up to Intel's quad-core 1.91GHz (10W TDP) E3845, only two choices shown initially at MinnowBoard.org, with the higher-end $129 $129 model stepping up to a 1.33GHz dual-core E3825 plus 2GB RAM.."
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+ - EU will eliminate roaming and force Net Neutrality->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The European Union Parliament has approved the draft directive for the Single Telecom Market which includes Net Neutrality, end of roaming charges and users will be able to change providers in one day. Neelie Kroes, VP of the EU Commission has applauded the decision."
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Comment: Re:Probably not Illegal. (Score 2) 417

by Glasswire (#46440179) Attached to: School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

The network owner can and should be able to set the terms of service for access to their network and if you don't like a root CA being placed on your system, don't use that network get their own network -that is, a mobile WAN hotspot or adapter assuming these are independently owned devices. Ones owned by the school should be subject to the school's requirements.

Comment: One useful area for this... (Score 1) 2

by Glasswire (#46242901) Attached to: How'd you like to run Windows apps on Android?

...is support for old Windows apps esp VB6.0 apps that run really poorly on Win 7 let alone Win 8.x. I've found several that run fine on Wine on Linux that no longer run on MSFT Windows and Microsoft is not interested in fixing this at all.
Some LoB (line of business) applications created by non-IT groups in companies depend on old app binaries that "work" and have no interest in updating the code or the operating environments they run in and in fact, dread the continual change in MSFT OSes over the years, because these apps get broken when driver support stops for that OS and can't always be run in ritualized VMs with legacy operating systems.
MSFT thinks everybody loves programming and always wants to rewrite their apps in the latest language ( C# right now) for the latest OS API and GUI ( WinRT formerly modern, formerly metro) but the parts of a business that are NOT Information Technology don't like development - they have product to make, sell, ship and bill for.
So Wine on volume Android devices may be the answer for those LoBs.

Comment: Why not just use the poll... (Score 5, Insightful) 2219

by Glasswire (#46180599) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

I think
a) I like the beta, please do it asap
b) It's not there yet but keep working on it, but don't turn it on now.
c) It's an abomination. Do not use it ever.
d) I don't read Slashdot you insensitive clod.

If c) greatly exceeds the sum of a) and b) responses don't do it. All d) votes, for obvious reasons, don't count.

+ - Ask Slashdot: UI Toolkit Recommendations?

Submitted by tippen
tippen (704534) writes "What would you use to build the management GUI for a new network appliance? Assume it is for a startup, so no existing frameworks or code to worry about. No employees yet, so options are wide-open from a skills perspective. OS on the management processor (x86) will be either Linux or one of the BSDs.

Lots of options out there, but which ones would you recommend we consider for a modern management GUI? More importantly, why is that the right choice?"

Comment: Re:My rule for SSD (Score 1) 183

by Glasswire (#45627871) Attached to: Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014

SSD solutions that are far too expensive to be relevant for most individuals or even corporations are nothing new.

You can get an mSATA or M2 small ~32-64GB SSD drive (which many motherboards have direct attach slots for now) for about $60. If you use that as your boot / OS system / critical-app drive and get a slow multi-TB spindle HDD drive for your bulk load-and-save storage you'll get huge improvement in your startup/shutdown times and general system operation while still having cheap mass media. Is that far too expensive?

Comment: Another predictable ./ perspective... (Score 1) 183

by Glasswire (#45627805) Attached to: Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014

As Dr FrankNfurter says in RHPS "I didn't build him for YOU!!!" It's amusing whenever new datacenter/server technology gets posted on /. that half the posts evaluate the proposed product in terms of how affordable/practical/useful it would be to them in their little client desktop or notebook. All of these Intel drives are intended for server (or at least technical workstation ) use, so they need to be evaluated by ROI they give a business doing high-throughput work. If you think they have great stats but are too expensive, maybe you are not the intended market.

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon

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