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This month, HackerBoards.com and Linux.com sponsored a 14-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open spec single-board computers from a list of 81.
The TOP 10 boards are following:
The results did have three surprises for my view on SBCs:
Odroid on 2nd and 4th place. I did not know that the boards are so known and in use. Creator Ci40 - I did not know this MIPS-based board. It runs OpenWRT and is a stunning hub (802.11b/g/n/ac 2x2 Wi-Fi, 802.15.4 6LoWPAN dedicated chip, Bluetooth 4.1). BeagleBone is still alive - but that just means that SBC are not used for servers only. Read the full article to get in touch with all other boards: http://hackerboards.com/raspberry-pi-3-takes-the-cake-in-2016-hacker-sbc-survey/
Yesterday a local retrailer sold the A20-OLinuXino-LIME for €20 and I could not resist to get a replacement for my Raspberry Pi.
The essentail parts of the package:
Allwinner A20 dual core Cortex-A7 processor @1Ghz Allwinner dual-core Mali 400 GPU 512MB DDR3 RAM memory SATA connector with 5V SATA power jack Capable of FullHD (1080p) video playback HDMI connector 2 x USB High-speed host with power control and current limiter USB-OTG with power control and current limiter 100MBit native Ethernet LiPo Battery connector with battery-charging capabilities 160 GPIOs on four GPIO connectors MicroSD card connector DEBUG-UART connector for console debug with USB-SERIAL-CABLE-F
Looks like I found a cheap and capable replacement for my Raspberry Pi.
Dedicated GPU Dedicated USB Hosts Dedicated LAN (!!!) Dedicated SATA 160 GPIOs (!!!) Currently downloading the Debian image via Torrent. Community support is not as good as on the Raspberry Pi but found enough samples for cross compiling the kernel.
Still cautious how well Allwinner and Debian (not talking about FreeBSD :-( ) supports this board.
I will update this thread once everything is working.