Intel's open-source Galileo computer now on sale

Agam Shah | PC World | November 1, 2013

Intel’s Galileo open-source computer for the hacker and do-it-yourself crowd can now be ordered for $69.90, and is scheduled to ship at the end of November [2013].

The Galileo computer is an unenclosed circuit board that’s a little larger than a credit card, and uses Intel’s extremely low-power Quark processor. The board is a competitor to the popular $25 Raspberry Pi open-source PC, and is targeted at the community of makers and enthusiasts who make computing devices ranging from robots and health monitors to home media centers and PCs.

...Galileo runs a lightweight version of Linux. The board supports the Arduino development environment, which is used to write programs for other boards and standard microcontrollers.

Intel will be giving away 50,000 Galileo boards to students at over 1,000 universities over the next 18 months, though the company hasn’t yet disclosed at which educational institutions it will do so.