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Old 01-27-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Intel HDMI Compute stick PC


I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this but I thought it was worth saying. I would really like to get one of these when it comes out but wanted to here other Linux people talk about it.

The Linux version is $89 but with less spec. Why not buy the windows version and just install Linux on it?

Has anyone tried to install an OS onto a HDMI device?

Is it worth buying it?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/28664...your-hand.html

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/intel-c...s-pc-just-149/
 
Old 01-27-2015, 06:07 PM   #2
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It is a Bay-Trail Atom, so Linux does run (I have a Bay Trail laptop with HDMI), and the gpu/display controller drivers are fully open source. The Windows version looks nice. I think what they mean with the "Linux" version is Android, because most distros require more RAM and SSD than that to be useful. Even Android would be a bit limited by that hardware. I personally would prefer a full RJ-45 port even if it made the device a bit more clunky, but I'm okay without it. I believe if they made the "Windows" version with Linux and a bit cheaper, then it would be a good deal for light tasks, but with a CPU PassMark score of 901 and under powered Intel HD graphics, you certainly won't be playing the new SuperTuxKart 0.8.2 beta or Minecraft on high settings.
 
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Thanks for the info about a product I didn't know about.

I wasted my money on a Google stick. Might as well get one of those to play with.

Notice this however. "PC-like Embedded " If they have any sort of embedded or industrial setup, you won't easily be able to change the OS unless a lot of people play with it. Some of the tablets are locked even with common hardware and windows.
 
Old 01-29-2015, 11:07 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info about a product I didn't know about.

I wasted my money on a Google stick. Might as well get one of those to play with.

Notice this however. "PC-like Embedded " If they have any sort of embedded or industrial setup, you won't easily be able to change the OS unless a lot of people play with it. Some of the tablets are locked even with common hardware and windows.
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Asus did an embedded Linux (splashtop if I remember correctly) on their systems a few years ago. It even had a separate button to "quickboot" into it. There was no way to do either security updates, or update the software (my issues with it), and I thought the idea was a good start. I wished they would have changed that, instead they dropped it.
 
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That did seem like a neat idea.
 
  


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