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linuxpyro
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Icon 1 posted January 14, 2004 17:02      Profile for linuxpyro   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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. [Smile] 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.

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linuxpyro
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Icon 1 posted January 26, 2004 16:17      Profile for linuxpyro   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
*Bump*

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Icon 1 posted February 16, 2004 07:20      Profile for fishd     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mmmmmmm, Quuuuuube.... [Big Grin]

Have you seen the NetBSD restore cd ?

Some nice people have ported NetBSD to the Qube2 and given it shiney new kernels with support for things like 120Gb+ hard disks etc...

And an even nicer person (Dennis C) has created a one-stop cd a-la Cobalt restore CD to install NetBSD for you!!!

Warning though: not fot the Linux newbie! (Like me [Confused] )

Download from here:
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/cobalt/restore-cd/1.6.1/image.iso.gz

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Yeah, what he said... but funnier.

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