posted January 14, 2004 17:02
Though this product has been discontinued, the Qube2, part of the Cobalt Microservers line (Sun recently bought Cobalt, and discontinued the line) has served me well for the 8 months or so I've had it. It looks cool, and runs smoothly. I use it as a gateway from my home network to the Internet via my cable modem, and to host Web and eMail. The version of Linux it runs is older, but still runs pretty smoothly. I've never actually had it crash, though I have had some problems with corrupted files here and there. And I have messed it up a bit from hacking it at times. But I just get out the OS restore CD and I'm back in business. It has an extremely easy to use Web-based GUI (though it still helps to know about networking to use it), but you can telnet into it and get at the advanced stuff, like virtualhosting. I'm even in the process of getting a MySQL client running on it.
Here's a pic of it sitting on my information/technology shelf in my basement.