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This $70 computer stick is designed for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu is starting to show up in lot more places lately: tablets, phones, and this neat little computer-on-a-stick created by MeLE called the PGC02U. It's $70, with an Intel BayTrail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It also comes in Ubuntu orange and has a wee little antenna to help with wireless reception. Liliputing points out that you might want to go ahead and install this build of Ubuntu created by Ian Morrison, as it's designed specifically for stick computers.

We're seeing more and more of these stick computers, by the way, including one for ChromeOS and of course Intel's Compute Stick. None of them are very fast yet, but all of them are clever ways to get more out of that spare HDMI port on your TV. Then again, if you're the sort of person who would want to own an Ubuntu computer on a stick, maybe you're the sort of person who doesn't have a spare HDMI port on your TV. Caveat Emptor.

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