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2 months 4 days ago #33544 by unbeknownst to me
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Isamorph's recent post has introduced me to the concept of "Stick PC's".
It has prompted me to do further research.
I now have found a Linux PC stick for $35

www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BOXSTCK1A8LFC-STCK1A8LFC-Compute-Stick-DDR3L-1333-New-Retail-Box-/202321640305
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2 months 4 days ago #33545 by Chelle
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unbeknownst to me wrote: Isamorph's recent post has introduced me to the concept of "Stick PC's".
It has prompted me to do further research.
I now have found a Linux PC stick for $35

www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BOXSTCK1A8LFC-STCK1A8LFC-Compute-Stick-DDR3L-1333-New-Retail-Box-/202321640305


That one is only 1GB/8GB. I'd get something with a little more under the hood.
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2 months 4 days ago - 2 months 4 days ago #33546 by Isamorph
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unbeknownst to me wrote: Isamorph's recent post has introduced me to the concept of "Stick PC's".
It has prompted me to do further research.
I now have found a Linux PC stick for $35

www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BOXSTCK1A8LFC-STCK1A8LFC-Compute-Stick-DDR3L-1333-New-Retail-Box-/202321640305


I agree with Chelle, a stick with 2GB or 4GB would be much better, which you can probably get for maybe $80 or so. You might be interested to know that one can install a complete Linux OS on a usb drive and run it on a laptop or pc with complete persistence. In other words, you can take a cheap old laptop and run a Linux system on it for free, and one of these, the "Raspian Pixel OS", was made for this very purpose, although it should be noted that you can't plug it into a monitor or tv and use like the mini pc sticks.

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2 months 4 days ago #33547 by unbeknownst to me
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Thanks Chelle an Isamorph!
This is a a brave new world for me.:)
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2 months 4 days ago - 2 months 4 days ago #33548 by Chelle
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unbeknownst to me wrote: Thanks Chelle an Isamorph!
This is a a brave new world for me.:)


Private message me when your Chromebit arrives. There are some tips and tricks that I'd rather not put in a public post. There are ways to get around geolocked legal streaming sites that you might enjoy having access to (without using a VPN). Chromebooks and Chromebits are great one-stop solutions to streaming pretty much everything that's out there.

If I post them publicly I'm afraid that the holes might get plugged up so I'd rather not take that chance.
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2 months 4 days ago - 2 months 4 days ago #33549 by Isamorph
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unbeknownst to me wrote: Thanks Chelle an Isamorph!
This is a a brave new world for me.:)


Here are a few Links for a Linux compute stick, which are few and far between nowadays. I believe these came out around 2015, so they're somewhat outdated.

guide.alibaba.com/shop/meegopad-t02-ubuntu-14-10-linux-version-pocket-intel-compute-stick-intel-z3735f-atom-quad-core-64bit-cpu-2gb-ram-32gb-storage-hdmi-port-bluetooth-4-0-wifi-mini-pc-black_60453605.html


www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B011HPKYCK/ref=nosim/buybestbookscom
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2 months 4 days ago - 2 months 4 days ago #33553 by Isamorph
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This Speedtalk Mobile one year deal of $160 ($13.33 monthly) for a year for unlimited T&T+ 2GB data on T-Mobile networks looks good, which is a tad ( $20 year ) cheaper than Mint Sim, unless one can get the ebates deal on Mint.

www.amazon.com/Year-Prepaid-GSM-SIM-Card/dp/B07MGJBRTQ/ref=sr_1_75?m=A13X3GVNM9G7YR&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1547762127&sr=1-75

www.ebay.com/itm/1-Year-Prepaid-Wireless-Plan-No-Contract-12-Months-Package-GSM-SIM-Card/122168120299?epid
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2 months 4 days ago - 2 months 4 days ago #33555 by SuccessOne
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The annual Speedtalk Mobile is an amazing deal...way cheaper than Redpocket monthly plans. Unlimited Talk & text are big plus. Pain to run out of minutes on these annual plans and have to buy additional. If buy on eBay, use Ebates and get an additional 2% cash back.
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2 months 4 days ago #33558 by lexusl21
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unbeknownst to me wrote: Isamorph's recent post has introduced me to the concept of "Stick PC's".
It has prompted me to do further research.
I now have found a Linux PC stick for $35

www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BOXSTCK1A8LFC-STCK1A8LFC-Compute-Stick-DDR3L-1333-New-Retail-Box-/202321640305[/quocan someone explain what this is excatly

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2 months 4 days ago - 2 months 4 days ago #33559 by Isamorph
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lexusl21 wrote:

unbeknownst to me wrote: Isamorph's recent post has introduced me to the concept of "Stick PC's".
It has prompted me to do further research.
I now have found a Linux PC stick for $35

www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BOXSTCK1A8LFC-STCK1A8LFC-Compute-Stick-DDR3L-1333-New-Retail-Box-/202321640305[/quocan someone explain what this is excatly



This is the 1GB RAM model that was not recommended earlier in this thread. It's a small pc about the size of a Fire tv stick dongle that can be connected to a tv or monitor, and can be controlled using a mouse and keyboard just like a big pc. Most of these intel sticks come with Windows 10 installed, while a few have a Linux OS installed.

By the way, your link is a bit shaky, so here's another link.

www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-BOXSTCK1A8LFC-STCK1A8LFC-Compute-Stick-DDR3L-1333-New-Retail-Box-/202321640305

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