Any of you guys used these? v.Plugcomputer

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  1. bugginout

    bugginout New Member

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    http://www.plugcomputer.org/

    1.2 ghz, usb 2.0, gigabit ethernet, SD card slot, 512 flash, 512 DDR2, runs linux, for $99.

    just saw these a couple days ago and it seems like there would be a TON of uses and they are pretty cheap.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Seems like a neat idea, but...Linux, though. :coolugh:
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    The best part of them is the power usage so you don't have to leave your huge PC 24/7 to do something really lightweight like serve torrents or whatever.

    And as to above linux is easily the best OS to have running on a remote headless machine, basically what it was designed for.
     
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    bugginout New Member

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    pretty much my thoughts too...

    also, just seems like there would be TONS of ways to use something like this, especially at the price.
     
  5. Fase

    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    That's kinda neat :cool:
     
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    I'd be willing to give one a go.
     
  7. Chris

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    I don't really have a need for them right now, but I can see the usefulness for lots of different things.
     
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    If it had wireless and an audio port, it could be a real Apple Airport Express killer.
     
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    It has USB ports, both of those functions can be done by USB devices
     
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    Then it would be clunky!

    I bet these things would work great for a print server or a NAS.
     
  11. bugginout

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    i don't know if they are really competitors though. i mean, maybe i don't know all the uses of the airport express, but isn't it basically just a wireless hub with a USB output?
     
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    how do you intially setup usernames and shit?
     
  13. Maffy29

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    I was thinking print server...
     
  14. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    i've seen those before and almost ordered a couple for fun, but then realized that i have no real use for one yet.
     
  15. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I know you're just trolling, but what else would you rather run on it? windows ce? :rofl:
     
  16. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    I'm 100% positive he's not trolling just throwing out another opinion on something he knows nothing about.
     
  17. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    using one of these with a webcam to stream video somewhere would be pretty awesome.. I was considering an eeebox for that

    in their wiki they have an app for that but it uses a java applet on the client side :ugh:
     

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