Damn small computers (15)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2011-11-20 17:54 ID:eYIEhDZt

I really want my own Linux/BSD box. I have been browsing for small computers but there is so much noise out there. Could you help me or recommend something? Something along these lines:

  • Very low power usage, <20W
  • Can handle apache2, mysql, ssh, irc. X would be cool too.
  • Has USB, VGA/DVI/HDMI output, RJ-45
  • SSD >=8GB (non-SSD too if you convince me!)
  • Cheap :<

This would be awesome but I just haven't found one. If I would buy something with ARM, how would that affect software possibilities? I'm no sysadmin, just a lowly tech geek :/

2 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2011-11-22 03:26 ID:L8NBA6v1

It's not out yet. But it's pretty sweet. You can attach everything else to it. I'm getting the model B.

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2011-12-29 22:05 ID:0d2tc8qg

Damn, that's a small computer.

4 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-02-11 07:27 ID:TxrCre1s

It's almost here!

5 Name: op : 2012-04-12 16:22 ID:5RnPSfsu


6 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-04-30 01:00 ID:pbgVnrht

Plug computers look pretty cool. I've been thinking about picking up a DreamPlug. Check the link for more

7 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-05-06 11:46 ID:3Ri9UfeQ

Damn Small Computers: computers designed for Damn Small Linux.

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9 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-23 21:58 ID:iG1ZIQsR

Mine was finally shipped the other day! I hope it gets here soon!

10 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-24 21:59 ID:Heaven

A RasPi?

Let us know what you do with it!

I just had to have no money in my account when they were ready to be shipped. Grr.

11 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-29 16:32 ID:Heaven

I was going to order a RasPi... But then I found out they're charging $42 instead of the $35 they promised. Making people wait 16 weeks telling them they'll have to pay 20% more than the promised price is definitely not going to make customers happy.

12 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-06-30 05:24 ID:7XtnE6yg

Just pick up any random ARM based controller. No need for the Pi.

13 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-07-05 17:59 ID:ljBoZQZf

Most of the ones I've found are pretty specialized, or they're only sold in bulk/to registered companies.

Plus it's just handy having a computer all ready, without any soldering and warranty voiding. Arguably cheaper, too.

14 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-07-12 15:05 ID:Heaven

Tax. They're UK-based, they tax everyone to hell over there (even on the interwebz).

Still cheaper than a sheevaplug without much a sacrifice of specs.

15 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2012-12-17 09:44 ID:49ieyb5o

RasPi is pretty popular over at 4chan's /diy/, but they use it mostly as a controller, not as a complete computer. It's cool if you're building an automated mechanism (say, a small robot), but its use as a PC is downright discouraged.
Also, cost is far too high IMO and customer service sucks.

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