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Smallest linux box available?

Postby jarlath » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:53 pm

I remember seeing the occassional review of a very small linux server in LXF over the years. They were about the size of a socket adaptor and you could run a server off it.

Does anyone know what these were? I'm doing a lot of PHP and running the lot from a mains outlet with a wireless connection would be ideal instead of having an old headless box uglifying the front room.

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Postby Rhakios » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:05 pm

Would it be the Sheevaplug you are thinking of? There are a couple of others.
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Postby jarlath » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:18 pm

Rhakios wrote:Would it be the Sheevaplug you are thinking of? There are a couple of others.

Rhakios, thank you so much. I couldn't remember any of them but yes, that was one of them. And I have a starting point for some searching now so thanks a lot!

I may get that one, but I'll continue to see if there's an even more convenient model. My fantasy is something that basically *is* a wall plug, with an ethernet connection and built in wifi. Fat chance eh?

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Postby Rhakios » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:24 pm

A bit like Apple's Airport Express then? I don't know if anyone has succeeded in hacking one to get Linux on it, a quick glance at Google would suggest not.
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Postby jarlath » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:23 am

Oh well, if nothing turns up then Sheeva will do the job very nicely. Thanks for that.

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Postby Dutch_Master » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:34 am

It might not be what you're after, initially, but have a look here:
http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13330
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Postby jarlath » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:34 am

Thanks Dutch_M. It's close alright, but I think the Sheeva plug might be more convenient for my purposes.
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Postby PCNetSpec » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:36 pm

Globalscale Guruplug Server:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/ ... ndard.aspx

or Guruplug Server Plus:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/ ... -plus.aspx

Globalscale Dreaamplug:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/ ... evkit.aspx

or if you want HDMI...

Globalscale D2:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/ ... -plug.aspx

the top 3 will plug directly into the mains socket, not sure about the D2

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Postby leke » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:25 pm

How about the insanely cheep raspberrypi?
Last time I checked, I think it was due out November (birthday time :)).
Might have to get 2. One for me and one for the boy.
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