[ubuntu-uk] Home Servers

Philip Newborough mail at philipnewborough.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 08:36:26 BST 2007

On 03/10/2007, Matthew Daubney <daubers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mark Harrison wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
> > M.
> >
> >
> Ok lads and ladies, I've been giving this some thought now. I can't
> afford a new server machine, and probably shouldn't be running this
> monster 24/7. Digging around, in my price range is a Linksys NSLU2
> (about £60..) which can be reflashed with Debian.
> I reckon that this would be enough (with a SATA to USB case for one of
> the drives) to do what I need the server to do....... would this be a
> better solution?
> I had a look on ebay at laptops but most of them seem to be a con and
> not have HDD's/Power Supplies, both of which are relativley expensive.
> I'm open to any idea's on better solutions too!

HBS [http://www.hbs.uk.com/] is the place I got my cheap laptop from.
I'm not sure if they have a nationwide contract with local services
but they do with Lincoln City Council. Might be worth asking your
local Council for a contact.


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