$25 Computer Runs Linux on USB stick - Asterisk on a Stick?

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$25 Computer Runs Linux on USB stick - Asterisk on a Stick?

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Imagine being able to carry a PC on your keychain, well imagine no more! David Braben a game developer invented a skeletal computer on a USB stick that runs Linux (Ubuntu), and gets you connected to the Internet. This tiny USB stick PC sports a HDMI port on one end and a USB port on the other.  It comes equipped with a decent 700 MHz ARM 11 processor, 128 MB of RAM, a USB port, support 1080p video and the ability to add a webcam or WiFi module. All this for $25. Definitely could be a game-changer, especially in the developing world, i.e. One Laptop Per Child.

Now if you think carrying a PC on your keychain is cool, imagine carrying a big-iron IP-PBX on your keychain. Yeah, that's right. This tiny USB stick runs Ubuntu, a flavor of Linux, and Ubuntu also supports running Asterisk. Carrying a portable phone system in your pocket. Doesn't get much cooler than that. Check out the video:

Also check out the Raspberry Pi Foundation website involved with this project.


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