Re: where to buy cheap, low power, small, diskless systems for thin clients and network appliances?
From: ray (ray_at_zianet.com)
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:03:59 -0600
FYI at www.xbox-linux.org I find the following specs for the xbox:
The Xbox is essentially a PC sold by Microsoft as a gaming console,
because they intend the user only run games on it. Xbox prices in
most countries are less than 1/2 the price of a low-end PC, and
refurbished or used models are widely available for even less.
As proof that the Xbox is essentially a PC, here's a short list
of the internal components:
* Intel Celeron 733 MHz CPU
* 64 MB of RAM (enough for most Linux applications - if you need more,
it can be upgraded, but extensive soldering is involved)
* nVidia GeForce 3 graphics card (on most versions)
* Dolby Digital AC97 sound card
* 8 or 10 GB hard disk
* DVD drive
* 10/100 EtherNet port
* 4 USB ports (cleverly disguised as custom joystick ports)
The Xbox comes in a nice, portable form-factor, is smaller and lighter
than most PCs,
and is quieter. The best feature is that any television can serve as a
and VGA and HDTV are possible with an appropriate adapter.