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Offline Lorraine

« on: February 03, 2009, 08:43:06 AM »

Offline hooligan

Re: Open Desktop Workstation
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 10:37:35 AM »
Since its Peg2 and not rohs-compliant, I'd estimate the price of your ODW somewhere around 50000 usd  :crazy:  :crazy:  :crazy:  :crazy:  :crazy:

Offline Dandy

Re: Open Desktop Workstation
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 01:12:53 PM »

Lorraine wrote:

Just mentioned this in another thread but thought I may as well make a new post about it.

From Wikipedia:


Open Desktop Workstation

The Open Desktop Workstation, or ODW, is a standardized version of the Pegasos II. It was the first open source based PowerPC computer and gave PowerPC a host/target development environment. Genesi have released the complete specification (design and component listing) free of charge. The ODW-derived Home Media Center won the Best in Show award at the Freescale Technology Forum in 2005[1], have a ATI certification[2] and a "Ready for IBM Technology" certification.

Link to Spec.

If it's doable I wonder how much it'd cost; only option for a dual-boot scenario.

Why bother to re-create old hardware?
Why not simply support existing and better hardware at a much lower price?
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