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Build a Netbook NAS With Linux

Mar 02, 2010, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Is your netbook nearing the end of its usefulness as a portable? Are you desperate for some network storage? Kill two birds with one stone.

"The network-attached storage (NAS) business is booming. Everyone needs a convenient storage pod for the gigabytes of data they accumulate, and they want to be able to access it from anywhere on the local network and the wider internet. As a result, the hardware is getting increasingly powerful. High-end NAS boxes for small businesses and large homes are moving from Arm processors to Intel’s Atom platform, and turning simple file servers into far more capable mini-machines in the process. One of these expanded NAS boxes could operate as a web server, a media transcoder, a UPnP streaming hub for your PS3 and Xbox, and even a virtual desktop. The only problem is that these boxes are expensive – and that’s before buying the hard drives."

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