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Kowalski_GT-R
October 15th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Has anyone else put his eyes on this?

http://www.fit-pc.com/index.htm (Fit PC)



torrent client, anyone?

ciao,

Andre

-grubby
October 16th, 2007, 12:38 AM
I don't think I would want that. I like actually owning my PCs, I mean you do own it but it's on a network thingy and it requires that to work.

kerry_s
October 16th, 2007, 01:07 AM
i prefer this-> http://damnsmalllinux.org/store/Mini_ITX_Systems/Mini_ITX_BareBones_Computer

Linuturk
October 16th, 2007, 01:40 AM
I don't think I would want that. I like actually owning my PCs, I mean you do own it but it's on a network thingy and it requires that to work.

What do you mean?

That is a complete system, and it doesn't have to be connected to a network for you to use. This isn't that other service.

adzik
October 16th, 2007, 03:57 AM
I think for that price, it would be better to get the Zonbu (http://www.zonbu.com) or one of the koolu (http://www.koolu.com/) units, as the cost is pretty much the same, power consumption is ultra low, and they pack more punch than the fitPC. There are many others out there, but I don't remember them all. I personally only think it makes sense to get a PC like these ones if your needs are basic, or you need some cheap thin-clients for your business.
With that said, go green!

BTW: Thanks for the link kerry_s

-grubby
October 16th, 2007, 04:06 AM
What do you mean?

That is a complete system, and it doesn't have to be connected to a network for you to use. This isn't that other service.

oops...getting it mixed with another one I saw that ran Windows XP over a network for you to use

Kowalski_GT-R
October 16th, 2007, 08:57 AM
I don't think I would want that. I like actually owning my PCs, I mean you do own it but it's on a network thingy and it requires that to work.
I'm sorry I don't understand your point here.



kerry_s --> oh yes, mini-ITX is definitely an alternative: what are the energy requirements of VIA cpus?

adzik --> thanks for the links! the Zombu looks good! you don't get much coverage for these devices where I live..... bookmarked



anyone heard about compatibility issues between Ubuntu and mini-ITX boards?

adzik
October 16th, 2007, 09:47 AM
I just dug up a bookmark I had from a while back.
http://ewayco.com/
This place has lots of options when it comes to the mini-itx type systems. For anyone that cares, it seems like a good place to do some comparisons. It would seem there are quite a few of these mini PCs showing up here and there.

Cheers

SSzretter
November 27th, 2009, 08:16 PM
I am compiling a list of small, low power, low cost linux capable devices here:
http://sites.google.com/site/coolcoder/low-power-low-cost-linux-servers-nas-1

WorldTripping
November 27th, 2009, 08:38 PM
I'm actually going to buy one of these:

http://www.marvell.com/products/embedded_processors/developer/kirkwood/sheevaplug.jsp

A Sheeva Plug.

Size of a plug, just plug it in, attach it to your router, add an external HDD and then SSH into from anywhere in the world with a net connection.

(I have a lot of music / films / books and I don't want to carry everything with me at all times.)

Oh and it costs under 90.

earthpigg
November 27th, 2009, 09:29 PM
it would make an outstanding NAS or fileserver solution.

TBev0
November 27th, 2009, 09:46 PM
MY girlfriend bought me one of these, but the original one about two years ago now:

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2194862,00.asp

AMD Geode CPU @ 500Mhz & 256MB Ram.

It runs very well as my server 24/7. I have barely even noticed an increase in my power bills and uptime is around 100 odd days before i usually restart for whatever reason..

Runs as a web server, ftp, torrent slave, file & print, music server (plugged directly into my home stereo system) and is dead silent, you cant hear a thing.. All of this while consuming less electricity than an energy saving light bulb, not even 100MB Ram and taking up as much space as my wallet on the bookshelf in our living room.

The only thing that does bug me though is the underpowered cpu/gpu for playing back movies on the TV. Otherwise it would be perfect...

Having said all of that, my fitpc has served me well, but technology has moved on since i got mine and if i were gonna buy something like this now, i would rather go for an nvidia ion powered nettop. -It'll do everything the fitpc does, maybe with a little bit more power draw, but a lot quicker and with the ability to run high def videos on your tv..