Great. I'll probably get one. I won't be using Windows, maybe Debian+XBMC, Mythbuntu or Element.
No hardware raid isn't the end of the world, maybe just schedule a daily rsync between drives.
Brucy (19th October 2011)
Well, I ordered a Microserver last night. I didn't get the memory & disk bundle, just the basic model.
I'll use the supplied 250G disk for the OS - probably Ubuntu with a media front-end, and get an additional two 1 or 2TB disks, mirrored if the BIOS will support it, or a scheduled rsync.
Any recommendations for disks?
Also thinking of getting a bluetooth mini-keyboard with pad - this should round it off nicely with the HDMI card Authur found.
jinnantonnixx (21st October 2011)
well mine microserver arrived wed, i have, for the time being, just installed 2008r2, will be installing home server but i didnt order more ram and didnt read the min specs (2gb for home server, 512 for 2008r2 )
I have chucked in a 1tb, 2tb, 500gb drives in so far. was watching a bit of sg1 streaming from it to my tv last night (had to turn off when the missus got home )
but on the whole im very pleased with it and when i have my office finished it will be great. getting my ipad soon so will be remote desktoping to it to manage (hopefully easier than iphone)
thanks again folks
I would recommend sticking around 8Gb in, what with it being so cheap, you will soon use it up
Ive found using RDP on my ipad complicated, let me know what rdp app you use as I would love to find a good one.
Right, server ordered, I know which disks to get. I'll try the 1G memory, if that's not enough I'll get a 4GB stick.
And for the icing on the cake, I saw this
It says it's Linux compatible, so it looks ideal.
And for the front-end, Boxee looks the business.
Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 21st October 2011 at 07:17 PM.
I wasn't expecting much when I bought it, but I have to say I really like it after using it. I normally use a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard on my desktop PC at home, so the layout of the keys on the K400 took a bit of getting used to, particularly in the bottom right where the arrow keys are. This applies to almost all small keyboards however. The touchpad is great (very responsive) and I haven't noticed any lag when moving the cursor or typing. After a few minutes of inactivity the keyboard goes to sleep, but there is barely any delay when you start using it again.
I like the fact that you can use two fingers to scroll up and down webpages (as you would on a Mac) and the left-click/right-click buttons below the touchpad are nice and big. I haven't needed to use a mouse so far either. In terms of size/weight, the keyboard fits nicely on my lap when sitting down and is light enough to forget it's there, but not too light it slides about, if you know what I mean. My only criticism is that it isn't backlit, but you can't have it all, especially for the £24.49 I paid.
Here are a few screenshots from the SetPoint software showing the settings you can change...
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