Premoboard to have a compact, powerful “network station”

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:

– DMZ
– Proxy
– Firewall
– TOR Node
– Access Point
– Router
– etc.

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)
– NAS
– etc.

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At LinuxDay 2014 good interest in the Open Source PowerPC notebook project

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.

PowerPC Presentation LinuxDay

PowerPC Presentation LinuxDay

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

gnu/linux PowerPC notebook project at LinuxDay 2014

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.

PowerPC notebook -  creadits: flickr metalmarious Laptop

PowerPC notebook – creadits: flickr metalmarious Laptop

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS now running on Efika Mx Smartbook

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.

Efika Mx Smarbook Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise

Efika Mx Smarbook Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise booting

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lubuntu 14.04 LTS powerpc virtualized on G4

Now with a G4 powerpc you could test with virtualization in your linux powerpc distro!

lubuntu 14.04 desktop powerpc virtualized

lubuntu 14.04 desktop powerpc virtualized

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

ready a gaming notebook based on powerpc 8 cores T2080 Freescale

Today from ours accredited sources we have the peak preview that before the summer will be ready a 15.6 notebook for gaming based on Freescale T2080 a new 64 bit powerpc 8 virtual cores processor based on four cores dual treated based on 6500 architecture clocked at 1.8Ghz.

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G4 and G5 powerpc virtualization with qemu 2.0 and kvm

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.

qemu 2.0 kvm virtualization powerpc G4

qemu 2.0 kvm virtualization powerpc G4

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.

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kdenlive editing video with lubuntu 13.10 on Imac G5

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.

kdeinlive lubuntu powerpc on Imac G5

kdeinlive lubuntu powerpc on Imac G5

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my “famous” Imac G5 now is a Crux PPC tester!

You remember that my Imac G5 that have problem with video card and doesn’t work with MacOSX but runs perfectly as server with gnu/linux?

vlc play HD video on Mint PPC 11 on a corrupted video card

vlc play HD video on Mint PPC 11 on a corrupted video card

At the end of  December 2013 I have shipped to Crux PPC team and now it work perfectly as a testing machine for Crux PPC team!!!

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to Linuxmint 16 Petra from Linuxmint 12

I have a Toshiba C650D-109 ( original with Athlon II dual-core P320 2.10GHz) upgraded by myself with AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile N950, with LinuxMint 12.

I had installed Linux Mint 12 two years ago, I had added, during this last two years, many third part repository to install many upgraded packages ( kdenlive, openshot,blender, etc..) , but now was time to upgrade everything.

Linux Mint 16 Petra installation

Linux Mint 16 Petra installation

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