Your next desktop PC?

From: John Aldrich 
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http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/222961?cam=Partners&ctp=Taboola&cdn=Video

Ran across this story when I was browsing the web today. Sounds like an 
interesting concept... for a desktop PC replacement. Definitely NOT a 
laptop/tablet killer, but it sounds like it has the potential to replace the 
"traditional" desktop PC....

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ I think a RasPi in the middle of that would be a fun project.

=============================================================== From: Lee Walker ------------------------------------------------------ Those are the guys who are supposed to be making the steam box for Valve.

=============================================================== From: Aric Annear ------------------------------------------------------ I played with several of these at CES a couple of weeks ago. They're pretty cool, and pack surprisingly decent hardware at the high end, although the one they're touting as a Steam box starts at $999. I almost bought one (they had a show floor special for the lower-end units). They're pretty impressive in terms of modularity. It's super-easy to take apart, and the VESA bracket means you can bolt it onto the back of most TVs (HTPC) and monitors. Perhaps the coolest aspect (if not entirely practical) was the rack mount they had, with shelves of these things designed to cluster. I'd totally buy one of these once they get to a sane price point. -a From: chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org [mailto:chugalug-bounces@chugalug.org] On Behalf Of Tim Youngblood Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 3:30 PM To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Your next desktop PC? I think a RasPi in the middle of that would be a fun project. http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/222961?cam=Partners &ctp=Taboola&cdn=Video Ran across this story when I was browsing the web today. Sounds like an interesting concept... for a desktop PC replacement. Definitely NOT a laptop/tablet killer, but it sounds like it has the potential to replace the "traditional" desktop PC....

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have 2 of these boxes. -AW rote: : =3DVideo the

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Intel has some baby boxes like this as well, not quite as modular. My new one looks like this: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/imageview.php?image=50714 I tried to cram 8 cores and 32GB into a cube, they just wouldn't fit.... Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRCaCeAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdfVwH/0o1bEGWaD/1KgS1lgRqqW6T oFFSceOHpKFJEQ5HLzTyiPQx2UJmZPG7A7Nq09bnWH40gzE5uNayM/TJHOwasWLy JUy+TdhKBlio7PlInW91ZvxTorIMudIr6u+49SMP+0moJ4P5uJzcP5WcVfkt2y2L +aZa6zDrdNOxQsLS7zBtTFkQJcYZu4V6DOgymQosLd1YDLOTyvM3QtIAP1bl4bSV 8bBUyAfPOc+xuXi66hZXT5n6RAnZUje8qLpe36p3tpHc9AEoDJUck1kFk9/srdOt ogY71VxJgbljarAs55K++OUCFeJQfF+HbcFWfnWqdsKXd2M7EpBYqPrzXgoX7HE= =6vQq -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I thought it looked familiar. Plus the steam box is supposed to be running linux. ----- Lee Walker wrote:

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ To run the xtra modules requires windows. That sux. But it can come with Suse. ----- Aaron Welch wrote: