Monday, July 23, 2007

Small servers

These are some pretty cool computers that would be perfect for small servers in your house.  Both of these computers are pretty small, and use a small amount of electricity.

FitpcThe "fit-PC" is a small Linux computer that has a 500Mhz AMD Geode processor with 256MB RAM and 52MB flash.  It also has a 40GB hard drive (I assume a 2.5" drive), USB, serial, audio ports, and a SXGA graphics controller.

I wonder if it would be possible to install everything on flash, and not use the drive.  The cool thing about this product is that you should be able to install any software that you want on it.

Square One ServerThe Square One Personal Internet Server is a server has the following functionality:

  • Network Attached Storage

  • Broadband router

  • Print server

  • Web server

I have some questions about this product.

  1. Does the print server use CUPS?

  2. Does the print server have a postscript renderer?

  3. How easy is it to build and install upgraded software, or what is commitment to releasing updated packages for security issues?

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