If you can love the slug you can love the plug. A stock plug is comparable to a beefed up slug running Unslung. Probably the best plug is the 1.2 GHz V2, which can run Debian Squeeze nicely (and last cost me less than $20). It has 4 USB and 1 GbE port. See http://forum.doozan.com/
, they have discussions about the different plug variants. I have one that has been running continuously since 2009 on a UPS. Gets warm but not hot. V4s have external power supplies, are slower, but have IDE and USB3 ports. Their CPU probably gets warmer due to less ventilation. Basically, an ARM is an ARM is an ARM. Buy whatever suits you whether it is the Pi, Beagleboard, or Plug and put whatever you want on it. Just remember to love your slug and replace its power supply every few years.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "harshbaste" <harshbaste@...> wrote:
> I've had an NSLU2 for a good 4 years now and was just taking a peek at the other offerings of similar devices.
> One of the kits I was looking at is the Pogoplug Series 4. Does anyone on this channel have any extended experience with it. In particular :
> 1) Whats its power consumption like compared with the NSLU2?
> 2) Is it as reliable as the Slug?
> 3) Does it have any overheating issues?
> 4) Is it worth the trouble switching over in general? Is OS support mature enough on it to run Debian Squeeze with full functionality of all I/O ports e.g.
> 5) Is there any other platform that is perhaps better than the Pogoplug Series 4?
> No way I'm going to give up on the NSLU2 - its got a VW Beetle like aura about it so I'm going to keep it indefinitely :). But hardware failures do happen and I have to consider alternatives for the future.