[conspire] cabal

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Thu Mar 22 22:49:40 PDT 2012

On 03/23/2012 12:58 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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.

You first :)

I've been drooling over that thing for months.

> 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.

And you can mount it on a monitor on the back.  It has USB ports BTW.The 
real question is can I put my own linux distro on it.

> 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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