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Eat shit (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689293)

And die. Transmeta is an awful company that you only pay attention to because your Jesus figure used to work there.

DIE DIE DIE LINUX DIE

Re:Eat shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689503)

Steve Jobs worked for Transmeta?

Gay's Health ... yes
Transmeta ...... no

Re:Eat shit (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689668)

subscripe

Scwheet! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689296)

A mini-server for your mini-schlongs!! /.ers rejoice!!

Re:Scwheet! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689529)

How many troll-penises fit in the IT100?

78 (or 589027870 after you wipe the grease from under the foreskin).

Even better (-1)

Vladinator (29743) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689297)

Why not have a virtual server at a colocation facility, rather than a box you have to connect and maintain? Check it out [lrsehosting.com]. We do Slash and Scoop hosting as well.

Re:Even better (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689312)

We don't buy services from the retarded.

I have a mini server for you god dammit. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689298)

It's like this and like that. My brother is the man with the hat. I rock the boat And say, I quote: "We are the best mothafuckaz in town" And all our enemies frown. Fp for my bro!! Love ya dutzi

Re:I have a mini server for you god dammit. (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689303)

That sound you hear is the sound of you having failed it.

Suckah.

hmm (0, Insightful)

FinestLittleSpace (719663) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689299)

... i dont trust reviewers who have those god awful 'mini' 'cube' PCs as their workstation!

Still, a nice light bit of hardware, i must say. Hats off, even if it's weak.

I don't trust them either... (2, Funny)

twoslice (457793) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689413)

... i dont trust reviewers who have those god awful 'mini' 'cube' PCs as their workstation!

I believe that they are all members of the Borg collective just waiting to have critical mass to assimilate us all...

If you just put on a tinfoil hat, you too will see the real conspiracy. The Borgs have brain altering waves to make you trust them...

Re:hmm (5, Insightful)

Cthefuture (665326) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689520)

Erm... What?!

My friend, silence is the future of computing. I really hate, I mean I - HATE - those god awful gianormous skyscraper towers that blast out 90dB of concentration breaking whirring and grinding sounds. Not to mention the heat and wasted space. Who needs 8 PCI slots, 12 drive bays, and a 600W power supply?! That's legacy garbage from the ;lt%90's man.

Smaller, faster, QUIETER. That is the future.

You sound like one of those "old timers" that likes inefficient crap just because that's all you know.

You would probably take a CRT over an LCD any day, right? (*)

* By the way, CRT's do have there uses in high speed games (Quake) but other than that they just burn your retinas.

Re:hmm (1)

secolactico (519805) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689659)

I really hate, I mean I - HATE - those god awful gianormous skyscraper towers that blast out 90dB of concentration breaking whirring and grinding sounds.

Hell, yeah! As I grow older my tolerance for this kind of noise diminishes, for some reason. I'm seriously considering buying one of those noise cancelling headphones [amazon.com] for the times I have to work in the server room. Not only are there about 50+ machines plus switches/routers etc, each with multiple fans, but there's a couple of AC vents on the floor that are almost over the AC machine thingy and that thing is *LOUD*.

I might already have some Tinnitus [washington.edu] (I have yet to go to the doctor) and I'm not taking any chances.

Re:hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689525)


But.....
It's a CUBE!
You can do amazing things with it like...
...
.....
..
Comeon! It's a CUBE!

Re:hmm (1)

slashd'oh (234025) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689545)

(Since I just acquired a mini system myself...)

What's wrong with small form factor systems? The product under review is in the same category. For me, the mini system fits my needs because I only forsee utilizing an AGP slot and PCI slot, if at all, since the motherboard has graphics and sound built in and multiple firewire/USB 2 ports. Plus, I can put it into a carry-on bag should I need to take it somewhere (that has a monitor!), and I can upgrade the system with non-laptop parts.

Ok, have I defended my purchase [shuttle.com] now? :)

Re:hmm (3, Interesting)

LeoDV (653216) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689612)

Insightful? How so?

I so happen to have one of "those god awful 'mini' 'cube' PCs" and it's fantastic, thank you very much. I used to be a vocal opponent of those things because they were kludgy and underperformant, but I got myself one of them "mailboxes" some time ago and it's been great. I had the mother of all great big cases, the Antec 1080 [antec-inc.com], which I loved (and still do, for its purpose it's the best case out there), but I realised that for normal PC operation, something that weighs 35 kilos and has eight fans is overkill.

When it was time to upgrade, I was simply going to get the same only smaller [antec-inc.com], but a friend sold me into getting one of "those god awful 'mini' 'cube' PCs [shuttle.com]" and I must say, it's one of the best computing choices I've made.

With a combo drive it can do everything a regular PC can, without significantly more noise/heat, while being smaller, lighter, and looking damn cool in black. I already upgraded the system twice with no worries, and as the time draws near to update the system again, I'm thinking about going 64-bit, but whatever I do you can bet it's going to come in a tiny black box [shuttle.com].

It's 10 am (1)

way2trivial (601132) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689698)

and I'm sitting in my shed, typing on an old crappy laptop running pcanywhere.
And look, it's running full screen my 2.53 p4 in the house!

'course, you can't see the p4 if I took a picture.

Feel the energy (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689301)

"Transmeta Crusoe 533MHz, 128MB RAM, 20GB IBM TravelStar, 802.11b Access Point, and boots from a 32MB Flash card."

I think my Cisco router has more behind it...

Re:Feel the energy (2, Funny)

Cpt_Kirks (37296) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689429)

Bah.

Wait until the nano-itx boards come out. I have a *TINY* pc planned. 1Ghz CPU, DVD and TV tuner included.

Is that a PC in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

Re:Feel the energy (1)

whee (36911) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689530)

Nano-ITX motherboards are going to be fun. I'm planning on taking a Nano-ITX board and one of Toshiba's 1.8" hard drives and replacing the internals of a digital clock, complete with a new front display. Perfectly discrete server for any room.

$1k (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689304)

Holy cow!

Re:$1k (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689597)

Your cow is very intriguing and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

I fucked up (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689311)

I thought I was doing ok so far in school, but I've found out that I'm only passing one class this semester. Fuck me!

Re:I fucked up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689579)

You stupid asshole. Please apply here [mcdonalds.com]. Don't forget to check the 'lifelong' box!

Re:I fucked up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689595)

how 'bout trying this simple formula:

study more -- troll on Slashdot less.

I know it sounds wacky... but do us all a favor and try it.

Already slashdotted... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689317)

Posted less than 5 minutes ago and it's already down.

TEH SPOKE!! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689320)

low powered mini-server for the masses is on TEH SPOKE!!

Re:TEH SPOKE!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689494)

imagine a Beowulf... yeah, whatever. in Soviet Russia, TEH SPOKE is ON you!

- just trolling -

YUO = TEH CORREKT (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689707)

Let's get this out of the way. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689323)

Insert "Yes, but does it run _____" comment here.

It does look pretty kick-ass.

Cowards! (1)

penguinoid (724646) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689334)

EmergeCore's IT100 runs Linux, but you will never notice as all the server configuration is done through a well designed web interface, called "CoreVista."

So they have it run Linux but behind a "web interface". I don't get it -- what's wrong with a user interface?

Re:Cowards! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689613)

if (karma=='excellent') printf("Karma: excellent"); else printf("%s", sig()); What language is that supposed to be? It's not C, because in C, a string is delimited with "" and you'd need strcmp(karma, "excellent") instead of the equality. It's not Java or C#, because they don't have a printf function that looks like that.

Re:Cowards! (1)

illogique (598061) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689678)

every workstation has a web browser, so the configuration can be done from anywhere and from any platform, no software to install...

Slashdotted ALREADY (2, Funny)

Zog The Undeniable (632031) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689340)

Must be using one of those portable server thingies.

Re:Slashdotted ALREADY (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689400)

Request canceled or ignored by serverServer busy or unable to fulfill request. The server is unable to fulfill your request due to extremely high traffic or an unexpected internal error. Please attempt your request again (if you are repeatedly unsuccessful you should notify the site administrator). (Location Code: 26)
Translation: We're being slashdotted

Other than size... (4, Insightful)

BJZQ8 (644168) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689342)

Other than size, I think one of those $199 Walmart Microtel machines would be a better deal...they now have 1300MHz Durons in them. They are a bit skimpy on memory (come with 128MB), but you can buy 512MB of the SDR stuff they use for $50 these days. I have a bunch of them, and they've been flawless!

Not just size (4, Insightful)

Gleef (86) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689485)

The noise level and power usage are also key for this machine. Of course, there are other fanless machines [mini-itx.com], many of them much cheaper than this one. (Note: Not all of the machines at that site are fanless, but many are, check out the Tranquil PC and the Hush). (Also Note: Fanless doesn't equal silent, you still get drive noise and monitor whine, unless you replace those with solid state components)

I think... (2, Funny)

metamatic (202216) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689348)

...they're using it to run their web site.

Re:I think... (1)

iaredam (719465) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689482)

I always thought the reason the servers were so big is so that no one could steal them

What is the point in putting all of the networking into one box, If that device were to fail you couldn't log onto the network, wireless connections would stop, wired connections would fail, and all of your data stored on the device could be lost. If they plan on actually selling the device they should include some kind of a backup solution. For the price it should have a dvd burner. just my .02

Er... (5, Insightful)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689349)

Yes, you can use Linux and other "free" operating systems, but the concept of Linux, and it's "unaccountability" scares most small business owners

Yes ... because as we all know Microsoft or Apple are completly "accountable" for any errors or damage there OS causes...

Re:Er... (4, Insightful)

kinnell (607819) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689432)

Yes ... because as we all know Microsoft or Apple are completly "accountable" for any errors or damage there OS causes...

What matters is that most people who make business decisions to use commercial software believe that the vendor is liable, and continue to believe it despite any evidence to the contrary, such as "we do not guarantee that this software will do what it is designed to do".

They also believe (2, Informative)

rm007 (616365) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689657)

What matters is that most people who make business decisions to use commercial software believe that the vendor is liable

They also believe, or at least behave according to, the old chestnut "no one ever got fired for buying IBM" (substitute well known brand in any technology realted field for "IBM" to adapt this to any category). Those in large organizations don't want to take risks that will jeopardize their careers, but at least they are more likely to have IT departments to make recommendations. In small organizations, there is neither the in-house expertise nor often the willingness to spend on outside advice. While they may not know just how little they know, they calculate risk on the basis of what little they do know and they know the Apple and Mircrosoft brands.

Cobalt RaQ and Cobalt Qube? (4, Insightful)

ThogScully (589935) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689350)

Anyone recognize the niche as that of Cobalt, before Sun took them over? Did those do well enough that this can be popular?

Unfortunately, as an operator of a Cobalt RaQ for many years, I found it to be very limiting once we did figure out how to really use it and how little the custom interfaces allowed, but it was great for people who just wouldn't learn that stuff.

I hope no one thinks these are patch-proof though,. Our Cobalt needed patches and even with them had trouble avoiding a few compromises since patches were so delayed. Now it runs Debian and I couldn't be happier with the little box.
-N

Re:Cobalt RaQ and Cobalt Qube? (4, Insightful)

danamania (540950) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689427)

It's not a bad small out of the way server for the old learning experience. The whole idea of starting admins-in-training on the most minimal hardware instead of having them throw 3GHz PIVs at serving a home site that gets 5 visitors a day just begs for inefficiency down the line.

I started my site on a 33MHz Quadra. It'd still be using that if I didn't rely on quite a bit of PHP in places. There was no reason to jump up too far, so a PPC601 [danamania.com] was the next machine up.

What the whole experience has taught me is how to keep things running efficiently by knowing the system well, and remembering never to do stupid things, like post the URL on slashdot. :)

Re:Cobalt RaQ and Cobalt Qube? (4, Funny)

ThogScully (589935) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689634)

and remembering never to do stupid things, like post the URL on slashdot. :)

Looks to me like your URL is posted to slashdot every time you post a message. http://www.danamania.com appears under your username.

But don't worry - your secret's safe with me ;-)

Smaller than a PS/2? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689352)

Funny how PS2 doesn't mean what it used to.

Re:Smaller than a PS/2? (1)

Emil Brink (69213) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689576)

Okay, this is really simple, but since you managed to confuse it even in that very minimal post, I'll bullet it for you:
  • PS/2: A computer model introduced by IBM sometime in the eighties, I think. Also introduced the mini-DIN connectors for mouse and keyboard that are now what most people mean by the term.
  • PS2: Short for Playstation2, a pretty nifty video game console by Sony.
There, see? It's all in the slash.

Uh oh! (1)

shystershep (643874) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689353)

just looking at the machine specs it's doubtful that it would be able to handle massive amounts of traffic.

Like, say, from /. for example?

Imagine... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689356)

A beowolf cluster of these!
[Posted AC to encougage Karma growth]

"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (5, Insightful)

no_such_user (196771) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689362)

$1395?! Why not just buy a laptop? Or two? It would be (much!) faster, similarly power efficient with an external power supply, could likely boot from CF, could act as an AP, would even have an integrated diplay for debugging... and MUCH more. C'mon folks -- I was hoping something like this would go for $400, not $1400!

Re:"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (2, Insightful)

itsnotthenetwork (634970) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689403)

I think this is supposed to be for people who are too ignorant or too lazy to set up their own servers. If you want to be lazy it is going to cost you .

Re:"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (4, Insightful)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689445)

Yep, but there is an advantage:
Think this is going for a server, the real meaning of server is 24*7; so heat is your enemy here ... there is no notebook out there that can manage to have 7 months of uptime with a high cpu usage without burning out or hanging all the time ... Crusoe is a beatifull cold processor. But i agree with you ... this kind of device is for marketroids that wants some big company behind their hard/soft, because they think that is a kind of warranty of profit (like all those assholes using redhat) ... If you have the knowledge *and* the balls to tell the manager that you are going to put home-made hardware in their raqs; it will work as well as any of this closed boxes.

Re:"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (3, Insightful)

Cthefuture (665326) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689557)

Yeah but you could certainly build a VIA mini-itx system for a hell of a lot less and with a faster processor.

Anyone else notice that Newegg seems to have stopped carrying mini-itx boards? Why is that?

Re:"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (3, Informative)

GrenDel Fuego (2558) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689582)

I think the main problem here is the slashdot headline, not the product itself.

At $1,395 this is hardly a "mini-server for the masses". To me that implies personal use. This is the mini-server for small businesses.

Re:"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (1)

MURD3R3R (691512) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689511)

Hehe yea. This price is way high. Want a small server about the size of a PS2 and exactly the size of an XBOX? :-D WELL JUST BUY AN XBOX THEN!! It can be a cheap and sexy LINUX [sourceforge.net] server.

Just buy Mechassault, download mechinstaller [sourceforge.net] and buy a xbox-saves memory device [megaxkey.com] and buy a 180 GB HDD!! Total price, umm just under $325 dollars and it looks cool too! Details on how to mod your xbox are detailed here. [unmodded.mine.nu]

Re:"The IT100 did it all at a cost of $1,395" (1)

penguinoid (724646) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689627)

I thought the whole idea was that it would save on power. I don't think xboxen are that power efficient.

Multiply the difference in power consumption by a year or two and by the price of electricity, and it might come out cheaper than an xbox.

However, I'm sure there are better and cheaper alternatives.

mini-itx (2)

hatrisc (555862) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689377)

until i realized i didn't have the money, i was going to build a mini-itx system to serve nfs, do NAT, pppoe, serve ssh into my local network, and some other things. i had everything planned out, just no money.. :(

Re:mini-itx (3, Funny)

odyrithm (461343) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689568)

you know, you CAN just run that lot on the box your using now.. just an idea.. you crazy wierdo.

While we're hawking stuff (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689380)

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Wish the link wasn't Slashdotted. (1)

blixel (158224) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689382)

Sounds like it might be what I've been looking for. I've been wanting to "build" (or buy) a small e-mail server. I just don't like the idea of running a complete PC based Linux Server just for e-mail for myself. Waste of power consumption, big foot print, etc.. I'd like something about the size of my cable modem that uses very little power. I have been look at these [soekris.com]. Anyone know of any other ideas?

Re:Wish the link wasn't Slashdotted. (3, Informative)

metlin (258108) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689442)

Not really. Its a Transmeta 533. Even one of those el-cheapo $199 things from Walmart or an old Celeron or P3 would give this thing a run for its money.

At $1150 (?) and odd, it really isn't worth it. You're better off building your own mail server from scratch. Cheaper and better than this.

Re:Wish the link wasn't Slashdotted. (2, Informative)

Gleef (86) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689635)

Some really nifty quiet machines at nOrhTec [norhtec.com]. Their MicroServers are smaller than any cable modems I've seen.

Lots of small (but bigger than the MicroServer), low power machines at Mini-ITX [mini-itx.com]

Ripping off (3, Informative)

MikeyG79 (225212) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689390)

$1400.. I'll build my own mini tower or go out and buy something much more powerful... like a 2.2GHz w/ 1gig

The things people get ripped off with these days.

Re:Ripping off (4, Insightful)

wwest4 (183559) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689535)

you don't need a 2+ GHz P4 to run common net svcs. you need a cold-running reliable box, preferably with no fans or drive spindles to wear out.

for small businesses, appliances make a lot of sense. they just want stuff to work and be simple to understand from a high level - they don't want a custom hack job (as fun as that may be).

these boxes (along with the slew of thin client appliances out there) often run open-source software, and not all are as expensive as this baby. i, for one, welcome our black box toaster overlords - at least at the mom&pop level.

Smaller then a PS2 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689412)

...and is smaller than a PS2.

Most everything is smaller then a PS/2. I remember learning on those things many years ago; they're all big and clunky. I wonder why the OP is comparing it to that...

No Fault Tolerance? No Server (2, Insightful)

Slider451 (514881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689423)

Without at least RAID 1 (mirrored drives) I never consider a hardware device a server. A PC running backend applications with no redundancy is a bad idea in a busy business.

Re:No Fault Tolerance? No Server (3, Insightful)

wwest4 (183559) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689481)

for a small business, fault tolerance is having a spare appliance complete w/ flash image.

you wouldn't be smart to use an appliance like this for file serving applications, but for DC/AD/NIS/DNS/BOOTP/DHCP, static web content, it would be a good choice for a small business if you skip the HDD and use a bigger CF card. no moving parts, longer useful lifetime and poor-man's N+1. perfect for a no-nonsense small bus.

Re:No Fault Tolerance? No Server (1, Insightful)

mrtroy (640746) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689534)

For small business, I dont see a reason why you would not use raid-1.
#1. You can set it up yourself, with minimal costs, and skills.
#2. If a drive fails, you have no problems. No time/cost to you for backups.
#3. You could build a server for much cheaper than these premade "small cheap" ones.
#4. Dont go for the trendy small things so you save costs, or if you do, build your own and build your own box for some creative input.

I realize that not everyone has amazing computer skills, but to setup a server like that, it would require not much skill or time, and its a one time setup. With raid-1, you dont even have to make backups. So make an informed choice, instead of saying that this crappy expensive server is prefect.

Re:No Fault Tolerance? No Server (1)

liquidpele (663430) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689590)


Of course you need backups! Even if it's just some cdrs or a couple tapes for the crucial stuff.

Earthquake, Fire, Flood, Theft, etc.
All these will require off site backups to get your business going again. Else you're pretty fucked.

Re:No Fault Tolerance? No Server (4, Insightful)

Slider451 (514881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689614)

Good points. However:

With raid-1, you dont even have to make backups.

That's a common misconception with RAID. Redundant disks only protect you from hardware failure. You still need to make backups to recover from human failure. If Bob in accounting deletes your Quickbooks files, they're gone. I just had to restore a giant spreadsheet from tape a couple days ago, onto a RAID 5 system.

RAID won't save you from Bob.

Re:No Fault Tolerance? No Server (1)

mrtroy (640746) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689640)

Hahaha...well i dont mean NO backups...

I meant no excessive amount of backups of your entire system, in case you need to restore all your services.

And we are talking small business here...you dont have Bob in accounting, you the boss are also the accountant.

And if you did have Bob, you would fire him.

For big business, you should have appropriate enterprise content management which will not let you delete important files like that without permissions, but will let you update a new "version" of the file so you can still edit and save it, keeping the original intact.

Re:No Fault Tolerance? No Server (1)

wwest4 (183559) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689642)

You can set it up yourself, with minimal costs, and skills.


1) most of the neighborhood kids working on the local widget shop's computer do not have experience using or maintaining hw or sw raid systems.


2) if a drive fails, you have to know about it and no how to replace it.


3) no shit, but ma and pa can't send it back the vendor when you break the cupholder or fry a drive because they have no clue


4) don't tell me what to do, and btw it has nothing to do with trends, but common sense and experience working with people who have no clue. you are giving joe six-pack too much credit.


With raid-1, you dont even have to make backups.
au contraire, mon frere. raid != backup. what if a sector fails, corrupts a file and the raid duplicates the corrupt blocks to the other disk? looks like you're really fucked now.


> So make an informed choice
indeed

Look at the power of emergicore! (3, Funny)

dimer0 (461593) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689451)

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Re:Look at the power of emergicore! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689505)

Hey thanks for the mirror mate.

might eb good for the guy in Uganda (1)

Raleel (30913) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689510)

The one in ask slashdot, and in macslash asking the smae question. Of course, it'd be good if they removed the hard drive, used the compact flash to nfs boot it, etc.

Wheres the source? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689517)

I didnt see any mention of available source on the website (just made a quick look though, maybe I missed it?)

Does it come with a cd or info on how to obtain it?

Just think what a geek can do with $1100 these day (4, Insightful)

LazloToth (623604) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689518)


Sure, I know that not everyone can build his own box and load it with Linux. But for this money, I'm thinking you could do pretty well with a Duron, a couple of ATA 133 drives, and a cheap 1U box. If you can run a web interface such as the one described here, you probably could do alright with Webmin, too. And think how much more useful and trustworth a thing you'd have.

Ah, well - - aren't the do-it-yourselfers among us lucky?

Why Oh Why Oh Why ... (1)

ErroneousBee (611028) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689552)

does it have parrallel and serial ports. All you need is DVI-I , 4+ USB (keyboard, mouse + peripherals), WiFi, ethernet, Speaker ports, and possibly a TV-in (cos you'd want to run mythTV on it, right?).

Also, its a bit light on disk space. It doesnt really need the CF card (although its a cheap enough way to do a bios I suppose).

Small Servers? (5, Insightful)

mr_lithic (563105) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689566)

When did size become a massive concern for people buying servers?

I thought cooling, data transfer rates and reliability (redundant PSU's etc) were the main considerations. Processor speed and storage capacity are definitely up there as well.

But Size?

I don't understand

Re:Small Servers? (1)

Pfhreakaz0id (82141) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689669)

I think home servers are becoming a bigger deal. Also small businesses who don't have a computer room.

I have a home server, but I just put the thing WAY up hi on a shelf and it works :)

http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=471&pi (1)

cyberben (624160) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689580)

Gee... I love coldfusion!! ;) Error Occurred While Processing Request Error Diagnostic Information Request canceled or ignored by serverServer busy or unable to fulfill request. The server is unable to fulfill your request due to extremely high traffic or an unexpected internal error. Please attempt your request again (if you are repeatedly unsuccessful you should notify the site administrator). (Location Code: 26)

Well at least it's pretty... (1)

Coaster-Sj (614973) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689585)

I like the looks of the thing. However I think they've missed the boat on selling these things.

If they had made it so it was easy to hack whatever linux distro you wanted onto it and MUCH more affordable they might of had a shot at selling a ton of them.

As it is you could build a Mini-ITX system and jam a 4 port switch into the case and have a nicer setup than this.

Netwinder (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689600)

I believe the Netwinder servers are still available and by now are probably a more mature product. Plus I believe they are in an even smaller case. See www.netwinder.net

128MB? (1)

daveman_1 (62809) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689610)

A system with only 128MB or RAM is NOT a server in today's world. Ten years ago maybe but not today.

I wonder (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7689632)

if SCO had switched to one of these babies for their web site?

TigerDirect (2, Interesting)

CmdrTostado (653672) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689645)

$500 [tigerdirect.com] for something similar, I suppose, but didn't read the manufacturer's specs because there site is down.

MySQL backend (1)

gregarican (694358) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689658)

Hopefully the miniserver doesn't happen to have a MySQL backend. Judging by the problems the company's website is having handling the number of MySQL client requests I think perhaps an eMachines bladeserver might be the way to go.

I Don't know about this... (3, Interesting)

cerebralsugar (203167) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689667)

Think about it:

1.) It includes 802.llb. How strange. Does anybody really feel a wireless server is a good thing? With 5 or 6 clients on an 802.llb network, things other than simple, tiny file transfers are going to start to slow down alot.

2.) Crusoe Processor - I mean, why not a celeron? Heat issues? Power consumption? Why use a processor intended for mobile applications in a server??

3.) The price - this thing should not break a grand. I work at a fairly major (Fortune 1000) computer reseller, and If I had a small office customer call me looking for an inexpensive server, I could sell them an IBM X series 205 for $769. It has a P4 2.4 GHZ and 256 megs of RAM. Its an honest to god server class machine.

Unless you have 8 guys with notebooks that travel and need a traveling server, what is the point of this? And for the price, if you did have those 8 guys, you could jsut have a 9th notebook, and have better specs, AND be battery powered.

CF for boot? (2, Insightful)

jargoone (166102) | more than 10 years ago | (#7689688)

Looks very cool, but I don't understand the need for CF card for booting. I can understand if you used a read-only medium to boot from, but this has a hard disk. Is there something in the architecture that creates this need?
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