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DIET-PC on the Efika Open Client

By Paul A. Whittaker

Last Update: 2 September 2007


The Efika Open Client is Genesi's small footprint PowerPC-based system based on the Freescale MPC5200B ("Efika") SoC. It is interesting in that it is a product sold without software that promotes use of Open Source technologies. Efika is the current spearhead of Genesi's PowerPC advocacy group powerdeveloper.org, which provides free hardware to Open Source developers in an attempt to boost popularity of PowerPC in the embedded marketplace. Before Efika, PowerDeveloper.org's focus was the Pegasos II, a more powerful but larger system.

Despite the free hardware offer, I actually paid for my Ekifa Open Client. I mostly just wanted to satisfy my curiosity, and thought that the strings attached to offer would be too much of a nuisance.

What's Right with Efika Open Client

What's Wrong with Efika Open Client

Things You Need to Know about DIET-PC on Efika

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For your testing pleasure, I present the following DIET-PC images for Efika:


In no particular order: