[CentOS] RHEL 7 Beta is now public

Fri Dec 13 10:19:15 UTC 2013
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 13.12.2013 um 01:10 schrieb SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM, Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>wrote:
>>> In a way it's a shame...
>>> At the same time I can see why RH is going x86_64 only ... much hardware in
>>> data centers is 64bit capable and running 64bit OSes.
>>> And they're also will be supporting three releases (5, 6, 7) for a period
>>> of time as well.
>>> It's probably a good time to consider other alternatives. :-/
>>> Fedora, Debian, Voyage, OpenWrt, Gentoo, etc, etc.
>> http://www.openwall.com/Owl/
>>> Unless it's embedded hardware ... by the time EL6 isn't supported I'll be
>>> you'll have a beefier x86_64 machine as a firewall! :)
>> any suggestions?
> I was thinking maybe a Soekris board with Intel Atom CPUs can get you the
> 64-bit CPUs you want.  But no ... once you get through the models that have
> AMD Geode LX CPUs (which are 486/586) you stumble into models that have
> Intel Atom CPUs that are in the E6xx family which are not 64-bit capable.
> And boy are the upper-end models a bit salty (might be a bit cheaper from
> a distributor/reseller).
> You could build a mini-ITX system ... but you'd probably quadruple power
> consumption (~5w for Geode LX800 systems and likely ~20w for Atom systems).

i got a response from Pcengines: "The new boards are still in the beta phase, production in february".

It looks promising especially the roadmap  http://www.pcengines.ch/apu.htm :-)