36Re: [LinkStation_General] Re: Great idea, have NSLU2, just ordered Linkstation 160 for $80 (after rebate)
- Sep 27, 2004Two other issues ... namely that the NSLU2 will probably never compile out of box with a stock linux kernel and likely it will be so
with many major system utilities. The PPC platform is the 3rd best supported linux platforms (behind x86_64 and x86) and the
LinkStation is really not a very strange PPC box. I can already boot of a basic PPC kernel. I'll submit some trivial patches that
will probably take care of the problems that aren't supported generically right now. But all in all, I can boot off a 2.6.9-rc2
pretty easy at the moment.
> I just ordered a LinkStation 120 from newegg after wrestling with the
> same question.
> The main reason I chose it was the larger amount of RAM (64 MB vs
> 32MB, I think). I plan to run a Source Code Control system on it and
> 32MB seemed a bit small. Maybe a small webserver too...
> The LinkStation also appears to be a little easier to get telnet and
> root access on (might not be much harder on NSLU2 now). Plus the
> yellowdog binary RPMs covers a lot of the utils that I would need.
> The drawbacks are that Linksys is a much bigger name in the business
> than Buffalo. The NSLU2 has much bigger english-language following
> right now. I hope the Linkstation will catch up.
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