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The Tiny Hackable Linux Pogoplug Pro

Feb 03, 2011, 19:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"The CloudEngines line of tiny Pogoplug plug computers are fully-hackable little Linux servers. Paul Ferrill shows us what the Pogoplug Pro can do, and how to use it.

"The Pogoplug Pro is one of three plug-computer devices offered from CloudEngines. It is the only one of the three to include built-in WiFi. In all other aspects it's virtually identical to the original Pogoplug with the exception of color (black for the Pro, pink for the original). Simplicity is the theme for all Pogoplugs coupled with easy access. CloudEngines includes their My.Pogoplug.com service to provide access to your Pogoplug device from any desktop computer (Linux, Mac OS X and Windows) and a wide range of mobile devices (Android, Blackberry, iPad and iPhone ).

"In addition to WiFi, there's a wired Ethernet port and four USB ports. You can connect up to four external USB drives, or more if you use a USB hub. The connections are USB 2.0 so you will have to live with the slower access speeds. Wifi support includes 802.11 b/g/n. While there is no dedicated backup application, you can automate the process using rsync on Linux. Best of all, the device has a retail price of $99, although you can find it for much less if you search around a bit."

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