[ubuntu-uk] Home Servers

Mark Harrison Mark at yourpropertyexpert.com
Wed Oct 3 09:27:07 BST 2007

Darren.Mansell at opengi.co.uk wrote:
> I've got a laptop with a broken screen as my home server. Got it for
> free from a family member but they are dirt cheap and fleabay. Its got
> 80GB storage, integrated UPS, (very) low power consumption and with
> speedstep enabled on the CPU and laptop-mode enabled on the hard disk
> its very quiet. Ideal home server even if I say so myself ;). Of course
> it can't do stuff like be a MythTV backend but it streams media happily
> enough. Oh and it has wifi built in so I can put it anywhere with a
> power outlet. (on a shelf somewhere or in a cupboard.
I have a number of mates who install "home automation" stuff (web 
control of lights, multi-room audio and so on.)

Quite a few of them have moved to laptops for the "home control servers" 
because of their ability to handle short power outages gracefully!

For my home servers, I use some Via ITX stuff from www.linitx.com


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