Friday, 15 July 2016

Hacker-Friendly SBCs: Which ones?

We have run out of fruits to name all the single-board computers on the market, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy a rotten one. Bad documentation, incomplete specifications and deprecated firmwares are just some of the caveats of buying only by price and hardware features. To help you out in case you just need to find a great and open-enough SBC with community support, [Eric] has put together a decent list with 81 individually reviewed boards over at

With 81 boards, the list is as concise as it can be, ruling out almost half of the commonly available boards that are either deprecated or lack the necessary hacker-friendliness to use them off the groomed track. The list is derived from a survey held in June 2016. The survey resulted in more interesting statistics, such as the popularity ranking of certain boards (you can probably guess which one took the cake) and the most valued features of SBCs: Open source software support and the community ecosystem.

Thanks to [Greg] for the tip!

Filed under: Raspberry Pi

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