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Old 01-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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Wanna install Slack on the SMALLEST possible PC


I've already got a Windows box at home, and my room is tiny so I don't want to have another mid-ATX box with Linux on it. But I REALLY want to set up a Slackware machine at home.

So I'm looking for the smallest possible machine to install it on. Apple just released their Mac mini, and MAN..have you seen how small it is? Look at the photo:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006HU2IM

Compare the CD to the size of that box. Wow. To install Slackware on something of that size would be ideal.

Anyone have any suggestions? Something affordable, preferably.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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The SMALLEST possible is nothing!

Why you don't try a dual boot install (Windows + Slackware). It's not too difficult and you will save a lot of money.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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http://mini-itx.com/store/

Check out the "Bundles and Offers" and "Build a System"
Some are expensive, some aren't.
Of course you could always buy a mini-itx mobo and build your
own using old laptop drives!
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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The mini-itx store is cool, but it looks like those have CPUs soldered onto them.. plus there's no AGP slot. It would be nice if it had an AGP slot so I could put my GeForce3 into the machine for some fairly decent 3D support.

might go for this:
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...101-420&DEPA=0
 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:08 PM   #5
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Those Shuttle boxes are nice.
If you build your own though, you could put the thing inside
just about any kind of case you can dream up.
There are also mini-itx boards with P4 sockets and agp:

http://www.insi.com.tw/mainboard.htm
 
Old 01-12-2005, 05:19 PM   #6
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I think I'm gonna get this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...101-461&depa=0

The bonus is, I already have an Athlon XP 2500+ and a hard drive and RAM, which will all be replaced by new parts (Athlon 64, bigger drive, faster/more RAM). So if I get the Shuttle PC above, I just have to put in the CPU & RAM & HD and it's a completely working system. So, $284 and that's all I have to spend for a complete system. Oh, and maybe $30-40 for a simple DVD-ROM. Then I can install Slackware and it's all set.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:19 PM   #7
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Cheers Buddy,

If I had the extra shekels I'd get a tiny box for my tiny apartment.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 06:24 PM   #8
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Cheers Buddy,

If I had the extra shekels I'd get a tiny box for my tiny apartment.
I know what you mean. That's why I want a very small box for my Linux machine. My room is only 10 square feet, and I already have a standard sized PC in there.
 
  


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