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I'm searching for the cheapest single board computer which can run Linux. It must have ethernet and at least one serial port.

I'm currently looking at these modules from Technologic Systems, but wondering if there's anything cheaper out there?

http://www.embeddedarm.com/products/board-detail.php?product=TS-7400

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Seems kinda rude to the poor guy to have his question migrated here for being off topic to SO, and then closed by you guys. Where do you suggest he ask for recommendations anyway? –  RBerteig Aug 31 '10 at 2:19
    
Seems to me it should be pushed back to SO and made CW, but I don't have the rep to affect anything here. Especially since his embedded tag almost certainly indicates he's trying to find a platform for an embedded project, which really should have been on-topic on SO in the first place. –  RBerteig Aug 31 '10 at 2:21

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About the same price, but might be a bit more interesting: http://www.plugcomputer.org/

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It's interesting, but I don't think they come with a serial port...but I am interested enough to look at buying one :) –  David Thomas Aug 30 '10 at 22:00
    
The Marvell CPU has at least one UART, which IIRC is brought out by wiring it to an FTDI serial to USB chip so that you can see the serial console on a PC. A second port on the FTDI chip is setup for the on chip debugger and can be used with OpenOCD. –  RBerteig Aug 31 '10 at 2:17

Have you checked out the list of motherboards that run Linux?

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