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Israel-based maker of wee PCs, CompuLab, has said it will ship an even more tiny machine in April. The Trim-Slice's 2.5in HDD-like dimensions are all due to Nvidia's Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip. Of course, being ARM-based, you won't be running Windows on the Trim-Slice - not yet, at any rate - and Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively …

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If this...

...can compete with the Apple Tv2 on price, then they could be on to a winner.

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XBMC FTW!

Or just about any home media/print/file server duties...

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Our company, like many, have purchasing policies ...

that preclude us buying any products from regimes that murder women and children.

Besides, how do you know how secure the product is.

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So...

...you don't buy Israeli, American or Chinese (to pick just three) products. What do you buy then?

Does that extend to oil (and thus plastics)? Because just about every oil nation and oil company has dirty secrets. Then we have food and the likes of Sinar Mas, Nestle, Coca-Cola etc. Can't buy those.

Must be terrible at your work; everyone naked, cold, thirsty and hungry.

But you probably are not like that, so you do buy from women and child murdering regimes/companies (I note that men seem to be fair game; care to explain? Or do you perceive women to somehow be weaker and non-combative? How quaint.) so your pontificating is complete, self-congratulatory rot.

If you find the actions of Israel a problem (and let's face it, most people do) then there would be more mileage in creating dialogue rather than division; it's division that caused the mess in the first place (and you can thank the Brits for that).

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regimes that murder women and children

That must make it very hard buying anything computer related; avoiding Intel and AMD limit things quite a bit...

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Oh Nooooeeeezzzzzz

Mossad might find my lolcats and shameful music collection...

Not being a terrorist or sympathizer I think I'm safe!

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@JaitcH

Well you can't buy a lot of IT items then.

BTW Isreal is a Big IT player.

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Run that past me again

Are you talking about the Palestinians, Israelis, Yanks, Iranians, Syrians?

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WTF?!

Right so the makers of this device sit around all day, when they are not designing electronics, stroking their weapons ( so to speak ), occasionally shooting out the office windows at innocent women and children?

I take it you don't use EMC, Checkpoint or some Symantec products then? Israel has some of the finest tech minds on the planet, I believe some, if not all, the EMC firmware is coded in Israel.

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@Jaitch

So that would also preclude you from buying anything from a US company? No HP, Intel, Apple, Dell, Google..... oh the list goes on

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Oh..

So you can't order from American companies then?

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So...

... where do you buy your computers from?

UK or US with their current involvement in illegal wars?

China?

What about from cetrain vendors? IBM with their history?

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Backdoors

Probably backdoors in here for MossD

"By way of Deception..." and all that

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Huh?

Ok...

So by that logic...

The following nations have troops in Iraq and Afganistan:

(Not in any order...)

United States,

Great Britain,

Australia,

Canada,

Germany,

Japan (Aid workers)

In addition there's France who's French foreign legion is out there.

Spain, in their treatment of the separatists...

Russia (Do we need to go back to Stalin?)

Then there is Iran, Syria, half the Slavic states.

And if you're going to use a loose interpretation, with the UN 'Peace Keepers' turning a blind eye so that they don't actually have to engage and stop the atrocity ... That would sum up all of the 'free world'.

You must be using abacuses... no wait, its Chinese...

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Linux-on-ARM

"...and Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively early stage in its development"

Been running Linux on ARM since 1998, and I wasn't even first to that party.

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A bit surprised about that statement too

Linux runs on more different processors than any other "OS" ever.

Try

http://linuxfordevices.com

and searh for ARM.

You can also find more on this device there including more links about it.

I suppose the author got mixed up with the Windows on ARM news lately.

The same thing happened with the Intel Windows 64bit "news" some years ago.

All very old stuff on Linux and almost any other processor than Intel and Amd.

(And now again I get all these extra new lines for each CR)

Could you not look into that El Reg.

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"...Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively early stage in its development"

People have been using Linux on ARM devices for a while now. There's the old SIMPad from Siemens and many other WinCE/PPC PDAs and PNAs which can successfully run Linux, not forgetting the TomTom devices. Linux may provide a new life for an old PNA for which the manufacturer no longer provides map updates. Although few of them have WLAN interfaces, some can be networked via Bluetooth.

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Do my eyes deceive me...

...or does this have two HDMI ports? I wonder what the second one is for.

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Linux-on-ARM is at a relatively early stage in its development?

Can't say I'd noticed. Debian behaves similarly whether you're using x86, amd64 or ARM. Gentoo and ubuntu are probably similar. GPU drivers are the real sticking point; the accelerated binary blobs are usually tied to a specific (and often old) kernel version, unlike the x86 world.

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Living room friendly PC

A living room friendly PC at last, wonder what the price is like.

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sweet!

That looks fucking awesome!

Is it just me that wants to put it inside a removable HDD caddy in an empty PC case for shits and giggles?

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Huh?

Shits and giggles?

Why don't you turn your ATX tower in to a mini rack w a bunch of them?

You could have a neat low powered linux hadoop cluster.

A commercial grade wimpy project?

But if you do want to embed this device in something... I'm sure you can get creative.

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If the price is right

This could be a good replacement for the Linksys NSLU.

The four USB ports make it perfect for a micro server and the serial port is great for a developer needing to access the machine console when nothing else works.

It appears to have two HDMI ports, so could support dual screens, which is nice.

I want one.

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I think Israeli computers are safe to use

...as MOSSAD is mostly using sharks and vultures to do their dirty deeds these days.

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Please keep an eye on this one, Reg...

...and let us know if/when it becomes available?

With onboard Bluetooth (and hopefully the ability to pair with a BT keyboard and pointing device) and HDMI, this could make the perfect partner for an HD TV, especially if the price undercuts "nettops". Would this box have the "grunt" to play even SD video (let alone HD) on a big-screen telly, though?

Still want to know more :-)

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Linux on ARM is not new

I've been running it for a good 5 or 6 years now. It supports dozens of devices and multiple processor variants.

Not to mention the millions of Android devices out there in the world.

Sorry to say it, but that's rather an ignorant comment...

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Linux / Android on Tegra 2

Linux / Android on Tegra 2 might well be the issue.

Certainly Toshiba's AC100 / Folio have issues :(

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