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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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.

barebone-ultrabook

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preparing a really new open-source portable gaming console

In the last post I have made an interview to Michael Mrozek ( EvilDragon)  , owner of OpenPandora GmbH, he is who in 2008 , with some others guys, made a great and powerful open-source gaming console called Pandora.

I have made to EvilDragon  some others questions about the future of Pandora and I have asked him some suggestion about my light dream of a new powerful powerpc notebook.

OpenPandora GamesCom 2013

Pandora Open Source console at GamesCom 2013

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interview at Michael Mrozek co-founder of OpenPandora

I’m a OpenPandora owner , I had booked it on 2008, you can find some of my old posts regarding OpenPandora.

This time I have make this interview at Michael Mrozek that is now, from my point of view, the more active co-founder of OpenPandora.

Michael Mrozek at GamesCom 2013 ( at dx)

Michael Mrozek at GamesCom 2013 ( at dx)

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Why Hp should continue to adopt WebOS

In March of this Year in my Italian blog deliriotecnologico I had write about the decision of HP to pre-install WebOS on every devices that it produce , my opinion was very positive about the HP decision to continue to support the Free Software Business Model,  for my point of view was a  sign of maturity of HP  in relation to the “new times”.

Even If WebOS is not exactly Free Software because, like Android and Meego, it permits for many components and applications to use Apache like licences that allow to make a source code closed, in any case this fact is a progress in to the direction to share software knowledge and efforts.

HP already is active supporting free software donating code for printer driver, pre-installing gnu/linux OS , providing open drivers for their notebook, etc… Adopt a free software based OS as WebOS  in all HP devices is a further step forward. In any case have control over the software and OS  (shared with others) it’s an important step for an hardware producer company, and this is an import reason why is very good for HP to use and develop WebOS every where.

Nokia with Meego was in the same position , to have their own OS for doesn’t start to depend from others OS producer, and sadly in the moment that Meego is ready to “give back” in term of profits the investments done , Nokia abandon it… For HP the hypothesis to abandon WebOS is a un-rational move like for Nokia was to abandon Meego.

My impression is that these Companies was pressed from “outside”  against the company interest. These companies have the intelligence and power ( not less than BlackBerry and Apple) to be really independent even in term of OS software.

WebOS , like Meego ( that for be onest I have not already tested),  on my Hp Touchpad is very mature , and outperform others OS in term of multi-tasking , interface and gnu-linux support for professionals ( I use on it Ubuntu 11.04 chroot ) ; i prefer WebOS more the Android even in terms of interface;  I use Android 2.x in others devices , even if I have not already tested Android 3.x and Android 4.X