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Anon
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« on: October 26, 2011, 07:45:42 AM »

Hi all,
I'm quite familiar with Linux, cross-compiling and so on - no problem.
I read a lot about failing PSUs and heat problems (Sheeva and Guru) - are those problems resolved or still present?
Considering it would just be to serve web pages and generally 'play around', what PC is a good buy?
Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 09:38:28 AM »

Are you interested in enclosed solution, or open development platform?
I have in possession two D2Plugs ~month, so far no problem with heating or PSU. D2P is more expensive than Sheeva/Guru, but it has more features. I did not hear anything wrong about DreamPlug though.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 09:47:37 AM »

I'm basically just looking for something to play around, install new kernels and see what use cases for such a device I might find...

The DreamPlug looks interesting, as does the D2Plug.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 09:38:18 AM »

I'm basically just looking for something to play around, install new kernels and see what use cases for such a device I might find...

The DreamPlug looks interesting, as does the D2Plug.

I've had a Sheevaplug development kit running for over a year. I've replaced the power supply with an external one. It works well. But if I were wanting a new tiny computer now, I'd wait for this:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/

"An ARM GNU/Linux box for $25."

Supposed to come out later this year.
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