Posts Tagged ‘ITX’

SGLNX takes Nvidia ION2 for a spin (Part 1/3)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The board
Nvidia ION2 GPU with Atom D525 Pineview CPU in an Mini-ITX form factor mainboard (17×17cm)

The memory
2x 2 gb (Dual Channel ) Kingston DDR3 1066MHz ram

The storage
Seagate 2.5″ Momentus XT hybrid 500gb SATA2 HDD

The operating system
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Misc hardware dongles
RT73 Wifi USB stick
USB bluetooth adapter (for use with Wiimote in XBMC)

The objective
Test run the board to run the default Ubuntu system with addon PPA repositories to ensure maximum performance for 1080p media playback using XBMC. Geekbench benchmarks to be used for testing the raw processing power of the D525 coupled with ION2.

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Opensource Complete Home Entertainment System : XBMC

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

XBMC is a free opensource cross platform media player. It has its origins from the first generation XBOX game console, where XBMC was created as a homebrew media player making use of MPlayer sources as one of its cores. XBMC has since evolved with a huge and continuously growing forum with active discussions happening 24/7.

Its flexibility in allowing add-on scripts and user-created skins has also contributed to its popularity. User-contributed skins such as the “Aeon Stark” made it even more popular in the recent months. Video shown after the break.

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SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part Two

Friday, November 13th, 2009

[Continued from Part One : SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin]

The MSI Wind netbook was the platform used for installation of Moblin 2.1.

Installation was relatively easy. One has to make sure that the media or harddisk used is the correct media. Else, the primary OS residing in the PC’s harddisk may be deleted. To be safe, SGLNX advises those whom want to try the Moblin 2.1 to install it on a removable media such as a USB stick.

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SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part One

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Moblin has recently announced its version 2.1 of the project for download.

At SGLNX, armed with a first generation ITX Intel Atom 230 mainboard and a MSI Wind U100-Plus N280 netbook, the live USB image was tested on the 2 hardwares and an attempt to do a full install was also done on another USB stick.

This second USB stick was used to boot this “natively installed Moblin” to test the portability of the Moblin operating system across different hardwares.

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