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    Lightbulb SheevaPlug

    Hello, I'm currently not very active among the community, but I was reading an article about the SheevaPlug.

    It seems to be an initiative from Marvell to launch a type of product called plug computing.

    Here are the announced specs of the device

    Processor: 1.2Ghz Marvell Sheeva (ARM 9)
    Storage: 512MB Flash
    RAM: 512MB
    1x USB 2.0 Port
    1x Mini USB port
    1x SDIO port
    1x Gigabit Ethernet port
    Power Consumption: < 5W

    According to Marvell, they are making it as open-source as possible.

    I was thinking that it could be interesting to see an Ubuntu-based headless server to run on this device, for example turning an external USB Hard-Drive into an NAS, host a command-line torrent client (ie: rtorrent) and control it through a Web GUI (ie: wTorrent). I think it could make a nice home server for anybody willing to configure it for his/her requirements.

    I think I saw a while ago that there was some plan to support the ARM platform in the Ubuntu official distribution (maybe I was daydreaming)?

    Oh, and apparently it will be available in March.

    Anyway, just wanted to hear about the opinion of other community members!

    Thanks,
    m-p{3}
    Last edited by m-p{3}; February 28th, 2009 at 02:49 AM. Reason: Usual typos

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    I could use this for a lot of things that I probably shouldn't talk about here.
    Thanks Sheeva
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    Re: SheevaPlug

    I currently have some NSLU2s setup that this thing could replace and it would be MUCH more powerful.
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    Lucid fixed so much on my MacBook 2.0 GHz, 2GB RAM, 200GB

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    Apparently it can be (pre)ordered here at USD$99 + shipping.

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    Ok I want one of these, or at least something very similar; a very low energy computer to leave on all the time for backup and as a media server. For future proofing, HD video decoding would be nice, I guess this box would struggle a bit with that?

    Any one know how development kits like this work? presumably price would go down when these come out but maybe they'd only be available to manufacturers after general release? I'm tempted to order one, anyone know of any similar products out these?

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    Quote Originally Posted by m-p{3} View Post
    Apparently it can be (pre)ordered here at USD$99 + shipping.
    And I would, if I could. Except their shipping estimates don't work, and it has been two weeks since I sent them an email asking them.
    May the FOSS be with you!

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    Quote Originally Posted by argie View Post
    And I would, if I could. Except their shipping estimates don't work, and it has been two weeks since I sent them an email asking them.
    Worked for me. said shipping cost would be $30 something to the UK

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    I'll probably buy one too. My only concern is the storage capacity.

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    Quote Originally Posted by DMcA View Post
    Worked for me. said shipping cost would be $30 something to the UK
    Right you are. It works fine for me now too. I was foolishly pressing enter after entering my PIN code instead of hitting Get Estimates.
    May the FOSS be with you!

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    Re: SheevaPlug

    I'm really looking forward to using SheevaPlug as a file/print/web server in my office. Ever since I saw info about it on the net I've been very enthusiastic about it, and I think there are really cool things to do with it. I'm trying to gather SP information on this forum here: sheevaplug.ownforum.org . Please share some insights there!

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