38Re: Great idea, have NSLU2, just ordered Linkstation 160 for $80 (after rebate)
- Sep 28, 2004Thanks for the input.
I have decided on the LinkStation, and am eagerly awaiting it's
arrival. I'll probably start with a setting up CVS and an iTunes
server, and eventually porting some audio/DSP related work to it, if
I can get a USB microphone to work well enough.
This little box seems just the solution I wasn't even looking for.
Without having to run my development box/server 24/7, I may save
enough on the electric bills to pay for it. That is what I'm telling
the wife anyway!
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, Michael Oberg
> I think the decision comes down to buying NSLU2 If you already havelaptop
> an external USB2 drive and don't think you will really stress the
> server as far as RAM and CPU. Otherwise the Linkstation is a better
> purchase imho. I already own and abuse the NSLU2, and think I will
> buy a Linkstation, and enjoy having both. With the NSLU2 and a
> HD, both combined are still smaller than my hand (and easily hiddenin
> a desk drawer).to
> Benefits of the Linkstation:
> - Print server
> - Unified chassis (may be a detractor to some)
> - Much easier to hack on regarding Linux (ie hacking not required,
> packages are available for pretty much everything). - Much closer
> a "real" miniature server than the NSLU2, which is more an embeddedconnection,
> - Might be Powerful enough to downsample ogg's in realtime through
> icecast, I am sure the NSLU2 is not. On my 30kB upstream
> this would make the difference between only supporting a singlestream
> of my music and having several (I keep my ogg's in 196kbit VBR).compile out of box with a stock linux kernel and likely it will be so
> My 2 cents.
> - Michael
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 22:26:06 -0500, Stuart Stegall
> <stuart@f...> wrote:
> > Two other issues ... namely that the NSLU2 will probably never
> > with many major system utilities. The PPC platform is the 3rdbest supported linux platforms (behind x86_64 and x86) and the
> > LinkStation is really not a very strange PPC box. I can alreadyboot of a basic PPC kernel. I'll submit some trivial patches that
> > will probably take care of the problems that aren't supportedgenerically right now. But all in all, I can boot off a 2.6.9-rc2
> > pretty easy at the moment.with the
> > mphoust2 wrote:
> > > I just ordered a LinkStation 120 from newegg after wrestling
> > > same question.vs
> > >
> > > The main reason I chose it was the larger amount of RAM (64 MB
> > > 32MB, I think). I plan to run a Source Code Control system onit and
> > > 32MB seemed a bit small. Maybe a small webserver too...telnet and
> > >
> > > The LinkStation also appears to be a little easier to get
> > > root access on (might not be much harder on NSLU2 now). Plusthe
> > > yellowdog binary RPMs covers a lot of the utils that I wouldneed.
> > >business
> > > The drawbacks are that Linksys is a much bigger name in the
> > > than Buffalo. The NSLU2 has much bigger english-languagefollowing
> > > right now. I hope the Linkstation will catch up.
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