The Tiny Hackable Linux Pogoplug Pro

“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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