Author Topic: The Prettiest BareBones I ever did see. (Gotta see this system its so beautiful)  (Read 395 times)

Offline Hobodog

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I love this thing i gotta have one. I just gotta i could take it anywhere even in my carryon.
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[ 11-08-2001: Message edited by: Hobodick ]

Offline Maverick

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uh.... damn that must be the Emperors bare bones system, right???? You know, the one with the new clothes.....

 

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http://www.spacewalker.com/english/mainboard_detail_info.asp?number=142

Its not bad.. but you have to settle for the graphics shipset that's built in as well as virtually every other thing that's built in.

I've seen these compact systems before and have seriously considered buying one.  The only thing that's held me back is the thought that installing LINUX on one might not be that easy.  There is no ability to replace hardware in order to find a "more LINUX compatable" device.

BTW.. I've seen smaller and slightly cooler.  But they are like older Macs... you are stuck with what you buy... upgrading is not an option.

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damn i posted this in 5 different boards and didnt put the address in ANY OF THEM

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Originally posted by AKDejaVu:
I've seen these compact systems before and have seriously considered buying one.  The only thing that's held me back is the thought that installing LINUX on one might not be that easy.  There is no ability to replace hardware in order to find a "more LINUX compatable" device.

I think this system would work fine with Linux.  S3 has a Linux XFree86 server for the Savage4 chip on their site.  The Realtek 8139 network chip has Linux driver (included in Linux kernel source) as does the VIA VT82C686B "super southbridge" AC97 sound chip.  The motherboard is a Flex-ATX form factor and might be upgraded later.  There's a few Flex-ATX boards on PriceWatch, although fitting an Athlon CPU with a huge heatsink may prove problematic in those tight quarters.

[ 11-10-2001: Message edited by: Sancho ]