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Old 04-07-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Question [thin client/x86] What hardware for stand-alone host?


Hello

For a business application, I need to find a cheap, compact, and silent host to run standard Linux, ie. that uses an x86 processor. Once reflashed to run standard Linux, it must be self-dependent, since no server is involved.

Besides HP's line, what supported (still manufactured) hardware would you recommend?

Thank you.
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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How about following one?
http://www.cappuccinopc.com/digitalengine-7000.asp
 
Old 04-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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The HP system you pointed to is not x86, it's Arm.

VIA makes a booksize system using their own x86 CPU, the C7, but it is not fanless.
Fanless systems tend to use the Intel Atom processor.
 
Old 04-08-2011, 03:49 AM   #4
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Thanks for the answers. If you have good experience compiling Linux applications for ARM, do most applications compile as-is, or should I expect quite a few not to compile until someone rewrites the code?

Generally speaking, is there a really good website on compact Linux hardware where I could read up on what my options are (VIA, Atom, etc.)?
 
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Thanks for the answers. If you have good experience compiling Linux applications for ARM, do most applications compile as-is, or should I expect quite a few not to compile until someone rewrites the code?

Generally speaking, is there a really good website on compact Linux hardware where I could read up on what my options are (VIA, Atom, etc.)?
I should have mentioned that the VIA and Atom processors are x86 compatible. Support for Arm is quite good, and all of the standard kernel and utilities will have no problem compiling.

The best place I've found for compatibility information is the Linux HCL. I always check there before buying a printer.
 
Old 04-09-2011, 03:21 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tip.
 
  


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