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$80 PC-on-a-stick runs Linux-based XBMC

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We've covered Android-powered PCs-on-a-stick extensively here on TG Daily. But what about a PC-on-a-stick specifically designed to run the Linux version of XBMC?

Well, a crowd-funding project at Indiegogo wants to make it so and is building on the idea of various Linux-based operating systems designed to run XBMC on the wildly popular Raspberry Pi.

Current key hardware specs include a 700 MHz Broadcom BCM2835 processor with Broadcom graphics, MPEG-2 and VC-1 licenses, 512MB of RAM, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port, a microSD card slot and WiFi.

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