i'm new to plugcomputers and i would like to buy one to replace the old server i have (around 80W in power 24/7).
Right now my server is a file-server (samba and nfs), a SVN server and a web-server (apache+php+mysql).
I would like the new plugcomputer to replace it in all these functions plus run a tor-node/hidden-service and connect a webcam.
I use linux from a long time (mostly Mandriva) so i don't think ubuntu will be a problem to me.
Unfortunately i know almost nothing about plugcomputers so i ask your help to pick one that would satisfy my needs.
I'll have an eSata disk, so i can only choose plugcomputers with the eSata plug.
Which one should i choose? SheevaPlug or GuruPlug? If i have well understood GuruPlug is an evolution of SheevaPlug, but i have read here many "horror-stories" about it. It seems that it overheats and it stopped working to several users while the same users say that they never had a problem with SheevaPlug.
What is _your_ experience with GuruPlug?
Also, i see that GuruPlug does have an optional JTAG board... do i need it? What is it used for? Also... does the SheevaPlug come with the JTAG board too? Is it included in its price?
I see here http://www.newit.co.uk/shop/products.php?cat=5
that there are two kinds of SheevaPlugs with eSata:
- eSata Sheeva
- eSata Sheeva Multi
what's the difference between the two? Why can't i find this "eSata Sheeva Multi" on the GlobalScale website?
Is the developer kit included also in the eSata Sheeva Multi?