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pellicle 08-02-2009 12:40 PM

a compact self contained box for development of CGI stuff

I was thinking that it might be nice to be able to buy something small that had a basic linux install on it and only basic IO into and out of it. Say something like 10/100 or wireless. I was thinking that it could have just a basic amount of memory and boot from a non-volatile media like CF or something, and have nothing more than the most basic OS with lighttpd and mysql on it. (using SSH or something like that to access the machine)

Does such a product exist?

I was thinking that something like that would be a WWW developers dream as it would give you a simple desktop based system separate from your own machine and you could develop and test in isolation.

anyone found something like this?

jhcaiced 08-03-2009 05:02 AM

I have been thinking about a similar idea but in the restriction I found
was the hardware and resources for the development machine are too low.

As a suggestion, my work setup is as follows:
- My laptop has a big harddrive and I run it in Windows in order to keep it
connected to the LAN via Wireless
- I run VirtualBox and get to run several linux distros which have fully network
access (his own IP) etc. that way I can test my software development in different
distros including some old versions very easily.
- Using VirtualBox allows me to run old linux versions etc. without the need to
battle with the wireless configuration or upgrading kernels.
- Because the network on the Virtual machines is fully functional, at work I can
use my desktop machine with a big screen and connect to the Laptop in order to
do a more comfortable development.

Best regards.

pellicle 08-04-2009 02:07 AM


yes, I think that's about it then ... despite reading a few times over the last decade of people putting linux on everything from hacked game boys up ...

thanks :-)

qlue 10-23-2009 01:54 AM

Try the Bug from Buglabs
or the Tonido Plug
both are Linux but to different puposes.
both use ssh to access and configure.
And I'm sure there's many other options out there.

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