Re: [wuhu_software_group] Re: WUHU on a matchbox size PC running Linux
- I was actually thinking about the Raspberry Pi but I couldn't remember the name of it. For $35 you can get a computer that has Ethernet, USB, HDMI and RCA, SD card, and a few other IOs. It comes with Linux. The drawback is it won't run WINE (yet). Maybe Heath would be interested in porting WUHU, or not. ;)I think that would make an incredible little uploader but it has a ways to go yet.Donhttp://elinux.org/R-Pi_Hub
On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 9:27 AM, George Allen <geo.allen@...> wrote:
For me, running most wx software on very old Windows laptops is a
quick, low power, and cheap/free solution. 10 year old laptops can
be found for [next to] nothing [friends, old work stuff, etc] with XP
included, and run WUHU and things like WxLink or the ugly LaCrosse
software just fine. I even have an old IBM T20 with a dead display -
I access it remotely. Refuses to die. The headless mini-PCs [Zotac,
Foxconn, etc] are another way to go [Windows or Linux], but by the
time you add memory and a small HDD [and an OS if you go w/ a
commercial product], you're up to about $150 [maybe less if you slum
around on ebay].
The biggest downside to older laptops is that once they power down,
you need to lean on the power key - unless you can make 'wake on lan'
Sat Jul 7, 2012 1:48 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "laffert@..."
I'm thinking about trying this. I know there are some really small
PCs that have the basics that you should need to run WUHU. Does
anyone in the group have a suggestion as to what's available in a
super small PC?
I found a picture of something they called a Matchbox PC but it was
from 2000. I know there are super small ones that run Linux out of
the box but I didn't find any.
I did install WINE and WUHU on a machine I have that's running Mint
Linux and WUHU ran just fine. I didn't hook it up to my station but I
am quite sure it would have done fine.
The day Microsoft starts making vacuum cleaners is the day they start making something that doesn't suck.