Quote from __Miguel_ on September 7, 2011, 17:52
Quote from rwaltman on September 6, 2011, 23:26
Can somebody confirm or deny that the SOC used by the RP is the same one used in the Roku 2 XS media streamer?
A bit late to this one, but I think I can answer.
Liz stated a while back on this thread (Page 1 or 2, I believe, before everyone started talking about whether or not the software part of the chip was going to be fully open-source) the RasPi and the Roku 2 share the same SoC. The interesting question here is, obviously, can we hack away at the Roku 2 firmware and get Linux in there?
Also, Liz, two questions, if I may, regarding this SoC:
1) Has a final speed been set yet? Or are you still testing it?
2) If I understand it correctly from what you've said, if I were to develop a RasPi-derived appliance, using the RasPi board and adding to it, maybe even customizing the OS, and sell it for a profit, would it be OK? Not that I can actually do it (though I have a couple ideas, I'm just not proficient enough on electronics - or Linux customization, for that matter - to do it), but still...
I'm sure hacking the Roku2 could be done - but I have no idea how, so don't ask.
1) Final speed is 700Mhz AFAIK.
2) Once you have bought the board, it's yours to do with as you want.
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