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ARM processors have taken over the mobile
industry from a long time now. Future of data centers and the
IT industry is estimated to make use of ARM Processors.
Projects like Openstack on ARM are enabling use of ARM in
data centers . Single board computers (SBCs) based on ARM
processors have become the norm these days. Reason for their
popularity lies in their cost effective and power efficient nature.
There are hundreds of them available in the market having
different sizes, compute power and prices. The reason for their
popularity is largely due to the rise of new technology called
IoT (Internet of Things) but there is another perspective where
they can become handy. Low Price and Power Usage of single
board computers makes them top candidate to be used for
teaching many courses with hands-on experience in developing
countries like Pakistan. Many boards support full Linux
distributions and can be used as general-purpose computers
while many of them are open hardware based. In this paper, we
have reviewed the famous options available and tried to figure
out which of them are better for teaching what kind of courses