rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 22 21:58:52 PDT 2012
Quoting Bruce Coston (jane_ikari at yahoo.com):
> I plan on bringing cinnamon bread .
Sehr gut. I haven't decided yet, personally. (I did make some
from-scratch tortilla chips, yesterday. Very yummy.)
Since we had demand for new-ish versions of CentOS recently, I've just
burned to DVDs CentOS 5.8 and 6.2 for both i386 and x86_64.
Have a look at this really sensational tiny settop Linux box from CompuLab,
the fit-PC3: http://www.fit-pc.com/web/purchase/order-direct-fit-pc3/
Could be my next server.
It has dual eSATA, an AMD G-T44R 64-bit CPU, AMI Radeon HD 6250 (HDMI or
DisplayPort), takes up to 8GB RAM on two DDR3 SO-DIMMs, room inside for
one 2.5" disk, two MiniPCIE sockets. Power draw's about 10-20W
depending on load and extras. Fanless.
I haven't gotten through researching chipsets for compatibility with
good open-source Linux drivers -- SATA and ethernet being for my
purposes what matter. However, they claim it runs Linux Mint.
Depending on what RAM and mass-storage you put in it, the unit runs
somewhere in the vicinity of $400. I'm imagining one of those with 8GB
RAM and a pair of 128 GB SSDs for mass storage. Total silence, and
next to no power draw. Either one SSD inside and one out, or both in
external eSATA-connected boxes.
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