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  • New Libre-Focused ARM Board Aims To Compete With Raspberry Pi 3, Offers 4K

    Phoronix: New Libre-Focused ARM Board Aims To Compete With Raspberry Pi 3, Offers 4K

    There's another ARM SBC (single board computer) trying to get crowdfunded that could compete with the Raspberry Pi 3 while being a quad-core 64-bit ARM board with 4K UHD display support, up to 2GB RAM, and should be working soon on the mainline Linux kernel...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...m&px=Le-Potato

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    No NFC either.

    I would like to see a SBC based on the RISC-V architecture. It is a modern and open architecture. ARM like x86 is proprietary.

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    • #3
      So in short... they want to a release a new ARM-Board that is more closed than the Raspberry Pi but just call it more open?

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      • #4
        Mh, better than average raspi clone bullshit, but it still has Mali.

        "libre" used somewhat liberally because Mali, but they still seem to know what they are doing and fully explain down to technical level, so that's ok.

        Le Potato is an epic name showing good marketing sense.

        Seal of approval for this board.

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        • #5
          Why everyone is going for the Mali 4XX GPUs? They are too slow for any use in 2017. And they only have OpenGL ES support (No accelerated desktop, no browser acceleration, etc..)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by -MacNuke- View Post
            So in short... they want to a release a new ARM-Board that is more closed than the Raspberry Pi but just call it more open?
            Yes, for all its faults and foibles (all of which were deliberate compromises for price reasons, to be fair), the RPi is by far the most open ARM SBC out there that I am aware of.

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            • #7
              This has got to be the longest Kickstarter introduction video ever. 37 minutes

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              • #8
                The biggest reason for the RP success is they have a big and wealthy community around it for support. They have a full time developer doing graphic stuff. They have AND actively maintain their own distro.

                Is not about hardware specs. None of these boards will be a desktop, is not a pleasant experience. Without the ruge software support the Pi has, only experienced people capable of handling software hacks to make the board work will think of buying it. The novice will always go for the Pi because of support. The sooner the RP wannabe killers realize it, their chances to produce a true competitor will increase.

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                • #9
                  The A64-OLinuXino is I think the same CPU, already shipping, has Gb ethernet, and is open hardware.

                  Both lack FOSS GPU acceleration (unless someone picks up the Lima work). But at least they can boot without a blob (unlike raspberrypi).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LaeMing View Post

                    Yes, for all its faults and foibles (all of which were deliberate compromises for price reasons, to be fair), the RPi is by far the most open ARM SBC out there that I am aware of.
                    Does the open version of the RPi bootloader even boot Linux yet? Most people use the closed source version.

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