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== Target Hardware ==
 * Plug Computer 3.0
  * 2.0 Ghz ARMv5 CPU(Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
  * 512 MB Nand Flash
  * Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.
  * Replaceable 120 GB Internal 1.8 esata drive or 160 GB, 2.5 esata drive(depending on the Vendor). The 2.5 drive is most economical and replaceable without any additional tools.
  * Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
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 * SheevaPlug/GuruPlug
  * 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU(Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
  * 512 MB Nand Flash
  * Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.
  * Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
  * Some hardware revisions of the Guruplug had heat issues.
  
 * NSLU2
  * Discontinued?
 * [[http://www.fon.com/en/|Fonera 2.0n]]
  * Slow and very limited memory (64MB)
 * [[InstallingDebianOn/FitPC|FitPC]]
= Target Hardware =
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 * [[http://www.pcengines.ch/alix|ALIX]] and [[http://soekris.com/|Soekris boards]]
 * [[http://www.norhtec.com/products/|MicroClient]] (VESA mounting format case) and [[http://www.phys.ethz.ch/~abe/MicroClientJr/|derivatives]] (German only page for now, sorry)
 * Generic i386/amd64 PCs or any general purpose computer should also be to run the Freedombox OS, but they are not the primary targets
Small, cheap boxes. Ok if e.g. box is missing (can be added later), but not if way off our [[FreedomBox/HardwareRequirements|hardware requirements]],
or if design goals are clearly different (e.g. price tag above $200).

||'''Name'''||'''Speed (GHz)'''||'''Debian arch'''||'''Ram (GB)'''||'''disk (GB)'''||'''CF'''||'''SD'''||'''USB (rev.)'''||'''SATA'''||'''PCI'''||'''Wifi'''||'''Ethernet speed'''||'''boxed'''||'''Open hw'''||'''Price (w/o shipping)'''||
||ALIX.2D2 ||0.5||i386 ||¼|| {X} || (./) ||-||-||-||MiniPCI||- ||100x2 || {X} || {X} ||[[http://www.mini-box.com/Alix-2B-Board-2-LAN-2-MINI-PCI_3|$129]]||
||!BeagleBone Black ||1 ||armhf||½|| 2 ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- ||100 || {X} || (./) ||[[http://embeddedcomputer.nl/beagleboard/beagleboard-beaglebone.html|€45]]||
||Cubieboard ||1 ||armhf||1|| 4 ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||- ||100 || {X} || {X} ||[[http://cubiestore.com/products/cubieboard-1gb|$49]]||
||Cubieboard2 ||1x2||armhf||1|| 4 ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||- ||100 || {X} || {X} ||[[http://cubiestore.com/products/cubieboard2|$59]]||
||!CuBox ||0.8x2||armhf||1|| 4 ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.solid-run.com/store/products/1-cubox-miniature-computer|$120]]||
||!DreamPlug ||1.2||armel||½|| 2 ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||bg ||1000x2|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-54-dreamplug-devkit.aspx|$159]]||
||!MiraBox ||1 ||armhf||1|| 1 ||-|| (./) ||3|| - ||PCIe||bgn||1000x2|| (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-58-mirabox-development-kit.aspx|$149]]||
||OLinuxIno A10S MICRO ||1 ||armhf||½|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- ||100 || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A10S/|€45]]||
||OLinuxIno A10S MICRO 4GB||1 ||armhf||½|| 4 ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- ||100 || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A10S/|€55]]||
||OLinuxIno A13 ||1 ||armhf||½|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- || {X} || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/|€45]]||
||OLinuxIno A13 WIFI ||1 ||armhf||½|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||bgn|| {X} || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/|€55]]||
||OLinuxIno A13 MICRO ||1 ||armhf||¼|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- || {X} || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A13/|€35]]||
||OLinuxIno A20 MICRO ||1x2||armhf||1|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- ||100 || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/|€55]]||
||OLinuxIno A20 MICRO 4GB ||1x2||armhf||1|| 4 ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||- ||100 || {X} || (./) ||[[https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/|€65]]||
||Sheeva Plug ||1 ||armel||½|| ½ ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||- ||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-46-sheevaplug-dev-kit.aspx|$99]]||
||!TonidoPlug² ||1.2||armel||½|| ½ ||-|| - ||2|| (./) ||-||bgn||1000 || (./) || {X} ||[[https://store.tonido.com/|$119]]||
||Wandboard Solo ||1 ||armhf||½|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||- ||1000 || {X} || {X} ||[[https://www.texim-europe.com/wandboard_order.aspx|€58]]||
||Wandboard Dual ||1x2||armhf||1|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| - ||-||bgn||1000 || {X} || {X} ||[[https://www.texim-europe.com/wandboard_order.aspx|€74]]||
||Wandboard Quad ||1x4||armhf||2|| {X} ||-|| (./) ||2|| (./) ||-||bgn||1000 || {X} || {X} ||[[https://www.texim-europe.com/wandboard_order.aspx|€100]]||

== Not suitable ==

  * [[http://rhombus-tech.net/|EOMA68]]: Not yet available for general sale
  * [[http://www.kosagi.com/w/index.php?title=Novena_Main_Page|Novena]]: Not yet available for general sale
  * [[http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php|Odroid]]: Too powerful (requires noisy fan or too expensive to ship heatsink)
  * [[RaspberryPi|Raspberry Pi]]: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Devices too expensive not listed here (that'd be a looong list).

== Related resources ==

See [[http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Hardware/Processors|libreplanet processor review]] for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found [[http://vanshardware.com/2010/08/mirror-the-coming-war-arm-versus-x86/|here]]

Hardware list from the !PlugApps project [[http://www.plugapps.com/index.php5/Portal:Hardware|here]]. Good overview of differences in !SheevaPlug-class devices.


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CategoryFreedomBox CategoryFrHardware

Target Hardware

Small, cheap boxes. Ok if e.g. box is missing (can be added later), but not if way off our hardware requirements, or if design goals are clearly different (e.g. price tag above $200).

Name

Speed (GHz)

Debian arch

Ram (GB)

disk (GB)

CF

SD

USB (rev.)

SATA

PCI

Wifi

Ethernet speed

boxed

Open hw

Price (w/o shipping)

ALIX.2D2

0.5

i386

¼

{X}

(./)

-

-

-

MiniPCI

-

100x2

{X}

{X}

$129

BeagleBone Black

1

armhf

½

2

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€45

Cubieboard

1

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

{X}

$49

Cubieboard2

1x2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

{X}

$59

CuBox

0.8x2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$120

DreamPlug

1.2

armel

½

2

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

bg

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$159

MiraBox

1

armhf

1

1

-

(./)

3

-

PCIe

bgn

1000x2

(./)

{X}

$149

OLinuxIno A10S MICRO

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€45

OLinuxIno A10S MICRO 4GB

1

armhf

½

4

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A13

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

{X}

{X}

(./)

€45

OLinuxIno A13 WIFI

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

bgn

{X}

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A13 MICRO

1

armhf

¼

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

{X}

{X}

(./)

€35

OLinuxIno A20 MICRO

1x2

armhf

1

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€55

OLinuxIno A20 MICRO 4GB

1x2

armhf

1

4

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

100

{X}

(./)

€65

Sheeva Plug

1

armel

½

½

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

-

1000

(./)

{X}

$99

TonidoPlug²

1.2

armel

½

½

-

-

2

(./)

-

bgn

1000

(./)

{X}

$119

Wandboard Solo

1

armhf

½

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

-

1000

{X}

{X}

€58

Wandboard Dual

1x2

armhf

1

{X}

-

(./)

2

-

-

bgn

1000

{X}

{X}

€74

Wandboard Quad

1x4

armhf

2

{X}

-

(./)

2

(./)

-

bgn

1000

{X}

{X}

€100

Not suitable

  • EOMA68: Not yet available for general sale

  • Novena: Not yet available for general sale

  • Odroid: Too powerful (requires noisy fan or too expensive to ship heatsink)

  • Raspberry Pi: Requires non-free blob to boot (and pretty weak when using Debian - Raspbian is not Debian)

Devices too expensive not listed here (that'd be a looong list).

See libreplanet processor review for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found here

Hardware list from the PlugApps project here. Good overview of differences in SheevaPlug-class devices.


CategoryFreedomBox CategoryFrHardware