Friday, February 27, 2009

teeny weenie server WLTM teeny weenie client

Hi all, it was my birthday the other day & my nearest & dearest bought me an HP mini note 2133. Linux version which comes with SUSE 10.

Then colleague X (call him Jim) came to work with an ssh client on his Ipod, so we had to do it.
The photo shows a user on the ipod logged into their account on the mini note.

I suspect this is far from the most compact client-server set up ever seen, but we think its cool.
(note to self, expire Jims account, this whole thing could just be a ploy to circumvent my security arrangements ;-)

I'll probably blog more about my frustration at not being able to install ubuntu without downgrading the firmware, my inability to downgrade same, and the pain of trying to get enlightenment DR16 working (themes don't render) in the fullness of time.

But lets end on a high note. Its very cool looking, even the mac fanboys in the office were impressed, the screen and keyboard are honestly useable, Gnome is friendly, having many viewports (using the cube, which I also like) is a great boon on a small device.


SteveL said...

hope you like the mini-note. I may have a couple to raffle away at apachecon, so you'd better attend my talks

Unknown said...

I love it Steve, I saw the ones that HP had taken to Apachecon US, I was smitten. I just wish ubuntu would work with the latest firmware (or vice versa)

SteveL said...

I'm don't know anything about that, but I am not overwhelmed by hp uk's willingness to even list any linux systems, even desktops.

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