Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th May 2008 22:11 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Hardware, Embedded Systems The idea of open-source hardware is slowly slowly but surely gaining traction. VIA Technologies, Inc., joined in on the fun today by unveiling an open source reference platform for low power notebooks, based on its own processor technology (obviously). The CAD files have been released under a Creative Commons license. The machine is tentatively named OpenBook.
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by islander on Tue 27th May 2008 23:38 UTC
islander
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2007-04-11

I like this company more and more each time I read something about them and plan to refit all my pcs with Via processors.

Just got to love their concepts and think its the way forward for us in the developing world amidst the current energy challenges.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/27/via-openbook-hands-on/

GO Via!

Edited 2008-05-27 23:40 UTC

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by shyouko on Wed 28th May 2008 01:25 in reply to "....."
shyouko Member since:
2005-12-31

It's just marketing when they cannot compete on real performance. About performance per watt? Lose hands down to any modern Intel or AMD offering.

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