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http://www.plugcomputer.org/

1.2GHz

USB 2.0

gigabit Ethernet

512mb flash

512mb DDR

1 watt of power consumption

open source

Linux operating system.

this is some big stuff. imagine what you could do with this! an its only $99!!!

you could set up this tiny network on a power strip! omg seriously you could have a whole network in your backpack.

hak5 should do a show on this.

edit: just found this. for $129 you can have the guru edition with wifi, blue tooth, and other options!

http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-3...erver-plus.aspx

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what is a plug computer ?

A plug computer is a tiny, low power server, intended to provide network-based services within the home.

It is an always-on system, and can serve data and applications to computing devices within the home. It can also be a bridge between home computing devices and Internet-based services.

what is the sheevaplug ?

The SheevaPlug is Marvell’s first plug computer, based on a powerful 1.2GHz Sheeva processor. Its main connectivity is gigabit Ethernet to the network, and USB for peripherals.

what are typical applications for a plug computer ?

The application range is bounded only by the imagination of the developer community. Here are some typical use cases:

Compact, high performance home file server for home computers.

Multimedia server for DLNA-enabled players, such as the Sony PS3.

Web proxy, enabling fast, cached access to your favorite web sites.

Storage of home video surveillance streams.

Automate downloads and uploads to your favorite photo sharing web site.

And more….

what software runs on the plug?

The Plug ships with Linux, which is the most popular open source operating system. However, any operating system that is compatible with ARM CPUs may potentially run on the platform, such as FreeBSD, NetBSD, Windows CE, and more.

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oh trust me i WILL have one before the year is up. there are a few things im wanting right now, but i think this just cut in line. maybe before the month is up if im lucky.

Yep same here, there are several things I want to buy right now too.

x1 new screen for my computer.

x1 new HDD

x2 new gigabit switches with poe

2x wireless access points.

A Qnap NAS

I've estimated a price over $3000.00 dollars, just to buy these stuffs.

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Yep same here, there are several things I want to buy right now too.

x1 new screen for my computer.

x1 new HDD

x2 new gigabit switches with poe

2x wireless access points.

A Qnap NAS

I've estimated a price over $3000.00 dollars, just to buy these stuffs.

your wants are expensive. mine are more reasonable. i just want to get some gunnar shades B)

an i want a binary LED watch. an now a plug computer.

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your wants are expensive. mine are more reasonable. i just want to get some gunnar shades B)

an i want a binary LED watch. an now a plug computer.

I am a cheap person, with expensive wants can you believe that. It doesn't make sense to me.

But I like the idea of a Plug Computer, I might buy want to try out.

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im dreaming up wifi attacks. all you have to do is plug it into a unnoticeable outlet and leave it there for how ever long you want. even those houses that have outlets outside. you can cause some evilness with this thing.

Except from the specs I can see, it doesn't have WiFi.

Oh - and Hak5 featured the SheevaPlug back in about Season 4.

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Except from the specs I can see, it doesn't have WiFi.

Oh - and Hak5 featured the SheevaPlug back in about Season 4.

the guru model has wifi and blue tooth. check my edit in the first post.

an i didnt know they did a show on it. imma have to check it out.

edit: just watched the show. they introduced it but didnt do anything with it. would like to see what darren could come up with for it.

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so is this thing kinda like a linux enbedded thin client or does it have real balls?

its not like no little zipit (i think thats what it was called). its basically a full computer. you cant expect it to do any serious work, but i think its well worth the money. you could use it as a little server. thats what it seems to be intended for. but i see it more of a project builder. kinda like how an arduino is. except its a computer not a micro controller.

you could take the usb port an plug in a usb hub. then connect keyboard, mouse, monitor etc... set it up to do what ever your imagination can come up with. its better then dedicating an entire old PC (taking up room/power/noise) for something when you could have this $99 plug do it. an dont forget portable.

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