[nycbug-talk] last nights's nycebug meeting

Pete Wright pete
Thu Aug 5 17:02:21 EDT 2004

George Georgalis wrote:

>Hi all
>great meeting last night, not to mention the following 6 hrs of
>drinking and belligerence -- well pointless arguments at least.
>True to open spirit, I'm sending links to the via boards, as asked.
>I've most recently setup an EPIA M10000, looks like the new ML has a
>better integrated video, the CL has two net interfaces for firewalls. I
>chose via because the board runs at 17 watts, while providing 1Ghz
>cpu, 266 Mhz memory bus, a quiet fan and all integrated components,
>including 1394 firewire, 2 133 ata controllers, 5 channel audio (or
>spdif), video in/out and dedicated hardware for decoding DVDs (XFree86
>supports it). No serial boot, but net-booting is in bios and from
>there your kernel can give serial access. My setup is with a $25 sata
>controller and $130, 160Gb sata drive. And I use the http://idotpc.com
>"ITX-PC Aluminum 200W Silent Cube" which looks much nicer than the
>picture. 8x8x12" Is small, yet I have 2 disks in there in addition to
>full size cdrom -- it's all quiet and cool. I'm getting 42-50MB/sec
>in disk benchmarks. I've heard of people using striped raid sata for
>100Mb/sec video capture. Oh, the cpu is new arch but PII/mmx compatible.
i am sorta familiar with these boards, are they mini-atx form factor by 
any chance?  These would make a hell of a thin client or X terminal eh?


Pete Wright
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