First deliveries of minicomputer ‘Chip’ launched




The minicomputer ‘Chip’ which cost nine dollars a Kickstarter campaign, is en route to the first group of backers. The jewel of the company Next Thing Co. is a computer six-by-four with a 1GHz ARM processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage.

This first batch Alpha Chips’ goes to the so-called Kernel Hacker Backers, says Dave Rauch Work Next Thing Co. an update on Kickstarter. The first shipment of the minicomputer is not flashed supplied, but there is sufficient documentation to do so themselves. The Kernel Hacker Backers get a second Chip few weeks later, mid-October. Other backers get their chip sometime in December.

The chip runs on a Debian based Linux version, Linux Build Root, but given the open source nature of the sign will not be long before other distributions can run on. The sign is in addition to the single-core 1GHz chip with Allwinner Cortex A8 core use a Mali-400 GPU and thus has support for OpenGL ES2.0.

In a brief interview of Make explains Rauch Work from the Kernel Hacker Backers get two instead of a chip to test if the supply chain.

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