The Beagle Board Black was released April 23, 2013, and is a great product, especially when combined with Debian. The device feels fast and handles load well (if you throw a reasonable workload at it). Would recommend this single board computer.

CPU: 1Ghz (Cortex-A)

RAM: 512 MiB DDR3

Net: Fast Ethernet (MII based)

Onboard storage: 8-bit eMMC 4 GB

Display: 3D graphics accelerator, HDMI

The WikiPedia entry on the hardware.

Mine is currently sitting on 670 days of uptime (without any kind of UPS!), and counting. That’s a stable computer - not a completely idle or unused one either.

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Going to be sad when this screen session ends. I’m considering attaching a UPS by using something like a HotPlug, or splicing into the USB cable.

Unrelated: All I had to take the screen shot above, from an OpenBSD desktop, was this:

$ ffmpeg -f x11grab -framerate 1 \
-video_size 1280x1024 -i :0.0 -vframes 1 -q:v 5 \
screehot16.jpeg

Did not know that you could do this with ffmpeg ;-)