Christmas Toy: Gumstix

Today I received a Gumstix FireSTORM and some accessories I ordered for my PhD project. For people in Brazil, the price was U$ 500,00 (about R$ 1.000,00) and the taxes were also R$ 1.000,00 (!!). Yes, the import taxes were the same price as the products, doubling their price.

The gadgets came very well packaged in organized and separated boxes. I simply mounted FireSTORM in the top of Tobi, powered Tobi with a 5V power supply, and got Angstrom-Linux running in less than 5 minutes after opening the box with ethernet, wifi, bluetooth, ssh, etc. Also, the USB console was very useful in the first boot so that I could setup the network interfaces.

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