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Ultimate Linux Box: Shoe-string

 
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:31 am    Post subject: Ultimate Linux Box: Shoe-string Reply with quote

Time for another ULB, this time on a shoe-string budget. Aimed at students and others that don't have or want much to spend. Obviously, don't expect too much of it, but in general ordinary tasks can be performed comfortably, I reckon.

Barebone: Foxconn R10-S3 (Intel Atom 330) (945GC) 104,90*

Memory: Kingston ValueRAM KVR533D2N4/2G (pdf!), 2 GB DDR2-533 (2048 MB) 44,99*

Harddisk: Western Digital WD20EARS (2.000 GB) 99,90*

Optical: Samsung SH-S223C (22 / 8 / 16 speed) 20,99*

Monitor: LG E2240T-PN LED, 22 inch (54,6 cm) 169,90*

Keyboard set:Trust Wireless Deskset (2,4 GHz (USB dongle)) 21,99*

Total: 462,67*

Note, this is in Euro, YMMV! The only thing I'd be worried about is the onboard graphics chip: Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Dunno if it's supported Embarassed

So, what are your thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Intel GMA 950 graphics are supported.
My Kitchen PC has a mini ITX Atom board, (Based on unit reviewed in LXF115 Feb 2009) runs Ubuntu 10.4.
It uses less energy than the flat screen attached to it.

MiniITX.com has intel fanless dual-core atom boards from 59, cases from 30.
with a smaller HDD and screen, you could keep the total cost below 200.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't have a ULB on a budget, it has to be a CLB or, at best, ALB Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, mine's a KLB Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the KDE version of a Crappy Linux Box?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Is that the KDE version of a Crappy Linux Box?


No, it's a Kitchen Linux Box (and it runs Gnome) Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a budget Linux box, it could be a BuLB. Idea

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ultimate Linux Box is the one that does exactly what you want, when you want for the least cost to your pocket and our environment
We are not all windows gamers with an irrational need to own all the bells and whistles in the world. I also prefer to use gas to heat my home, rather use gas to heat my home than my computer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anyone want to use gas to heat their computer Question Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I had to feed the dog half way through my post.
I hope my foot grows back,so that I can put it back into my mouth.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no probs, and welcome to the forum Smile
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