Thank you very much, Paul. That's exact the kind of statement that
helps me very much in my decision not to convert my linkstation to a
kurobox. I think with the help of some How-To's on this board I will
be able to install some improvements or facilities on the
Linkstation so that I can avoid the risk of turning it to a Kuro.
> I have 2 Linkstations, one of which I have converted. If you -- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, "Paul Milligan (home)" are
> comfortable with Linux at the command prompt level then the Kuro
> firmware is an easier place to start for personal configuration
> (Linkstation lacks many basic utilities).
> Like all things, there are negatives:-
> 1) Linkstation is under development by Buffalo, there have been
> firmware releases in the last 6 months, his means bugs and
> are being fixed and new features (e.g. Pcast) are being added.
> By contrast, nothing has happened on the Kuro site (from Buffalo)
> October 2004, indeed there is no indication that anyone in Buffalo
> working on this product any more.
> 2) The Linkstation web-based management interface is more fully
> developed than the KuroBox version
> 3) Buffalo are making it much harder to "hack" the Linkstation,
> obviously don't want people to customise it. We may well get to a
> version of Linkstation firmware that cannot be modified.
> 4) A lot of really useful info on the KuroBox is in Japanese; web
> translators do some of the work, but it's still often difficult to
> 5) The KuroBox firmware has lots of additional packages and
> that you can load (compilers etc.).
> 6) If your ultimate goal is a Debian / Gentoo system then Kuro is
> place to start (I've got Yellow Dog on my Kuro firmware).
> 7) Like circumcision, the move to Kuro seems irreversible.
> So the answer would tend to be:-
> If you just want to add some facilities that are documented in
> forum (slimserver, iTunes, Twonkyvision ...) then the Linkstation
> firmware is an OK place to start. If you want a flexible
> platform with lots of extras that you're happy to work on yourself
> Kuro is better.
> No doubt this post will flush out some contrary positions. One of
> Linux's greatest strengths is that it doesn't force a single
> each problem.
> Walter Englert wrote:
> > Can someone plz tell me what disadvantages i will have to expect
> > turning my LS into a Kurobox (besides loosing warranty of
> > I've searched this newsgroup but didn't find a general answer.
> > who did it successfully are enthusiastic about the
> > who bricked their LS are trying to revert it. But what about
> > did converting their LS to a Kurobox successfully but are
> > annoying disadvantages in their daily routine? Are there
> > I would appreciate every sincere answer.
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