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Rasberry meet the ODROID $35

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  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I was reading this article on Slash. and found that the Rasberry Pi now has a firm competitor called ODROID

    Specs:
    • Amlogic ARM® Cortex®-A5(ARMv7) 1.5Ghz quad core CPUs
    • Mali™-450 MP2 GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 enabled for Linux and Android)
    • 1Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • 40pin GPIOs
    • eMMC4.5 HS200 Flash Storage slot / UHS-1 SDR50 MicroSD Card slot
    • USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1,
    • Infrared(IR) Receiver
    • Ubuntu 14.04 or Android KitKat

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    Oh booman, I hate you right now!

    I actually want to pick ODROID-C1 but as a poor college student I can't :(

    I realllllyy want one though :(

    By the way this doesn't belong here in my opinion... since it's not a 'Help!" thread :(
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Isn't it awesome! I didn't get one, but my mouth is watering right now!
    Since I'm a gamer, the one thing I fear with ARM is that I have to emulate to play my games.
    I know there is a lot of Android games that should run on it, but I would love to play my x86 games as well.

    I was thinking of making a Media Center out of it and plug it into my TV
    The movies/music would be hosted on my server, then streamed to the ODROID
    Maybe I could even stream games from Steam?
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    Steam is x86. I don't think you can get games from Steam to run on the thing :( except ARM compatible ones of course :[
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    That is what I'm worried about. :(
    If anything it would be a nice $35 media center for movies.
    I still have a DVD player and a VHS. My amp is too old for modern BlueRay players, so I need to build a media center with 1/8 surround jacks. Otherwise, I will have to purchase a new amp.
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    Oh yea, I'll be using it for a fileserver and media center :)
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    Nice, I wonder if the Fedora ARM distro will run on it?

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