Thanks to the already received donations ACube has received a payment to start the study of the components list. In relation with this, Power Progress Community has provided a possible component list based on non NDA chips to manage usb3, sata3, audio and others. Electrical Schematic engineering task started! Starting on Monday 7th August, ACube…
Is started the funding campaign in indiegogo
I have to honor to meet the founder of Premoboard at LinuxDay in Milano when I have presented the PowerPC notebook project.
Premoboard can be used with with a Cubieboard allows you to have a compact, powerful “network station”.
Typical use can be:
– TOR Node
– Access Point
Adding a HDD (2.5” or 3.5”) extends the opportunity of use as:
– File Server (ftp/samba/NFS/etc)
– ownCloud Station
– P2P node (aMule, Bittorrent, etc)
I’m busy organizing the team of Open Source PowerPC notebook (over my others social actions ) so I’m late updating about what’s happen at LinuxDay on 25th October and after.
In the morning of October 25th I presented the project to the students participating at Milan’s LinuxDay, while during the afternoon I repeated my speech in front of everybody else. The presentation was so popular that there were more people than seats and a few had to stand to attend my speech. Continue reading
At LinuxDay in Milan this 25th October I will present the project “Open Source Linux PowerPC notebook” and I want to join together passionate peoples that want to make happen a new open source powerpc notebook will be produced soon. I believe with this project to meets the needs of a relatively small but vigorous community of enthusiasts.
My passion on innovation and for this project have already motivated a producer to start to design the mobo of this PowerPC Notebook.
To make it produced and designed near our needs your participation make the difference.
On 2009 Genesi Tech had announced the production of a Arm Notebook based on Ubuntu gnu/linux OS, in 2010 Genesi Efika Mx Smartbook was in production and I had ordered one. Genesi Tech was the only one that produce , that days, an Arm netbook with gnu/linux.
From 2010 other manufacturers have produced Arm netbooks, not gnu/linux based, like Toshiba ac 100 (with Android 2.x), Samsung Arm Chromebook ( with chrome os), so Genesi remain the unique arm based notebook producer that preinstalled Ubuntu gnu/linux os. Genesi had donated 55 efika mx smartbooks to Linaro.
Now with a G4 powerpc you could test with virtualization in your linux powerpc distro!
In my case I have tested lubuntu Trusty 14.04 installation inside qemu 2.0(rc2) with kvm inside my lubuntu 13.10 powerpc running as host on my G4 powerpc powerbook.
I have already tested virtualization on G4 with kvm installing lubuntu 13.04 inside lubuntu 13.04 host, and already tested lubuntu live 13.04 powerpc installation virtualized on my G5 with lubuntu 13.10 powerpc, with QEMU 2.0 and kvm.
Lubuntu 14.04 desktop installation on my G5 with NVIDIA GPU freeze, even with G5 Qemu 2.0rc0 kvm lubuntu 14.04 live doesn’t install, it need an updated kernel i believe as on G4. Continue reading
I have tested the virtualization on powerpc G4 running on the new qemu 2.0rc0 (released on 18th March 2014) with kvm in my debian 8.0 Jessie powerpc.
I have tested that start lubuntu 13.04 live for powerpc in virtualization on my Debian 8.0 Jessie powerpc.
I have already tested in my post of September 2013 the virtualization on powerpc G4 with Qemu 1.6 and kvm, now I have done the same test with last qemu 2.0rc0.
On my lubuntu 13.10 installed on my Imac G5 1.8ghz, I have captured with kdeinlive (0.9.6 version) my 2 hours video rec ordered on MiniDV cassette with my jvc digital camera.
In fact my Imac G5 is one of mine powerpc machine with installed gnu/linux powerpc, for testing purpose , waiting a new powerpc notebook and desktop.