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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:30 am    Post subject: MSI WindBox Reply with quote

Did you guys happen to hear about the MSI WindBox? It's a new Intel Atom box that can be VESA mounted to a display or TV. I don't know about you, but I think it's really a neat concept. Maybe even neat enough to bring over to the Mac mini or Apple TV. Smile

http://www.pocket-lint.co.uk/news/news.phtml/19580/20604/msi-windbox-eee-box-rival-nettop.phtml
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey castaway,

Thanks for the newslink.

But....

Sorry to say, but that's pretty hefty for a unit that doesn't have a DVD drive.

The thing is almost a 1 Ft long by 8" wide in the olde money.

(I am always wary of obliquely angled photographs of things that are pretending to be smaller than they really are..)

Its hardly tiny..

Check these out by comparison...



http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2700059670.htm

The Zonbox is equally useful...and compact.



But hopefully Wind will get smaller...

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't realized until I checked your links that these devices can be mounted on the back of a monitor. That's impressive - an iMac without an all-in-one!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox,

For my money,

Either the little Lintop or Zonbox, would be perfect if they had Firewire.

Installing Linx via USB-2, would be a real slow, pain in the whats-it...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:
Fox,

For my money,

Either the little Lintop or Zonbox, would be perfect if they had Firewire.

Installing Linx via USB-2, would be a real slow, pain in the whats-it...

Cheers

Aqua

I've installed via a USB flash drive and that's a pain to do. I would want something a bit beefier than the Linutop though, maybe 1GHz and 1GB RAM with 4-8GB storage via a CF card (internal or external access) and possibly Wi-Fi, then you could put something like Xubuntu on it and watch it fly along with having a good support community.
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