Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Smallest linux box available?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Hardware
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jarlath



Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:26 pm
Posts: 15
Location: Galway, Ireland

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Smallest linux box available? Reply with quote

I remember seeing the occassional review of a very small linux server in LXF over the years. They were about the size of a socket adaptor and you could run a server off it.

Does anyone know what these were? I'm doing a lot of PHP and running the lot from a mains outlet with a wireless connection would be ideal instead of having an old headless box uglifying the front room.

Many thanks,
Jarlath
_________________
www.dejavugalway.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rhakios
Moderator


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:18 am
Posts: 7627
Location: Midlands, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would it be the Sheevaplug you are thinking of? There are a couple of others.
_________________
Bye, Rhakios
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jarlath



Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:26 pm
Posts: 15
Location: Galway, Ireland

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Would it be the Sheevaplug you are thinking of? There are a couple of others.

Rhakios, thank you so much. I couldn't remember any of them but yes, that was one of them. And I have a starting point for some searching now so thanks a lot!

I may get that one, but I'll continue to see if there's an even more convenient model. My fantasy is something that basically *is* a wall plug, with an ethernet connection and built in wifi. Fat chance eh?

Best,
Jarlath
_________________
www.dejavugalway.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rhakios
Moderator


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:18 am
Posts: 7627
Location: Midlands, UK

PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit like Apple's Airport Express then? I don't know if anyone has succeeded in hacking one to get Linux on it, a quick glance at Google would suggest not.
_________________
Bye, Rhakios
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jarlath



Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:26 pm
Posts: 15
Location: Galway, Ireland

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, if nothing turns up then Sheeva will do the job very nicely. Thanks for that.

Jarlath
_________________
www.dejavugalway.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dutch_Master
LXF regular


Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:49 am
Posts: 2431

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might not be what you're after, initially, but have a look here:
http://www.linuxformat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13330
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jarlath



Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:26 pm
Posts: 15
Location: Galway, Ireland

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dutch_M. It's close alright, but I think the Sheeva plug might be more convenient for my purposes.
_________________
www.dejavugalway.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PCNetSpec
LXF regular


Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:50 pm
Posts: 631
Location: Cornwall UK

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Globalscale Guruplug Server:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-31-guruplug-server-standard.aspx

or Guruplug Server Plus:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-32-guruplug-server-plus.aspx

Globalscale Dreaamplug:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-41-dreamplug-devkit.aspx

or if you want HDMI...

Globalscale D2:
http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-43-d2-plug.aspx

the top 3 will plug directly into the mains socket, not sure about the D2

See the "Physical Dimensions" links.
_________________
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'... logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
Linux in the UK
The Linux Community Forum
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
leke
LXF regular


Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:45 pm
Posts: 503
Location: Oulu, Finland

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the insanely cheep raspberrypi?
Last time I checked, I think it was due out November (birthday time Smile).
Might have to get 2. One for me and one for the boy.
_________________
http://truecenterpublishing.com/zenstory/maybe.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Hardware All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast