I have a stumbled across this by chance, but I have a few questions and am hoping someone from the community (or dlidirect) can answer.
One of the difficulties using a raspberry pi these days are that you need to ensure your distro has been compiled to work with ARM type processors. When browsing your distro's available, I noticed none of them are the ARM type. Am I dreaming, or did I stumble across a Single Board Computer that can take regular x86/x64 distro's? Are there any restrictions to this? This is AMAZING if this is true. I find ARM distro's as of late are delayed and not really available unless you do the recompiling yourself - Who has time for that these days? No one. Work smarter not harder, am I right?
I can't seem to locate the power consumption data. Raspberry Pi's are extremely low power usage, which makes them very attractive. The Atomic Pi's power source appears to be via Molex? Is there an easier route to get power instead of using an older bulkier, power supply that draws a lot of energy? Still trying to not use up a lot of energy if possible. Any chance there is a breakout board that can power the Atomic Pi board from USB-C connectors instead? That would simplify any cases I'm sure.
I see a lot of threads regarding cases. Is there an official Atomic Pi case or 3d model where we can manufacture our own?
I'm looking into a couple of use cases:
Web server (probably apache)
Network Hardware Firewall / Packet sniffer - would want 2 network ethernet ports on Atomic Pi to physically be a go between ISP and Router.I see one, so I could go USB3 on the other and maintain 1Gbps.
Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for taking the time to answer or point me in the right direction.