New computer set up in the design stages
I won’t list my current setup but needless to say it is not ideal for fulltiming. What I really need are the following.
- Compact but powerful desktop system for when I am on hookup with wifi (so I can play World of Warcraft)
- A small but usable laptop/nettop
- A small server for development work.
Just kidding about the world of warcraft kind of. I have finally come up with the perfect setup for mobile operation, details after the break
For my Desktop system I am looking at a Shuttle SG21G2 This is a nice compact system that supports the latest Intel processors. Suitable for driving a media center for watching TV and DVD’s on. This will power the monitor which will be fitted on a swivel arm to my work area. It can be rotated round so it faces the seating area.
For my Laptop I am going to be getting a NetTop possibly the Asus EeePC. I will be installing a custom version of Linux on it that I will compile from scratch so it only has the drivers in it I need and the software I need. I was looking at using a small but fast OS like Menuet but unfortunately it doesn’t support 3G or WiFi drivers so not practical for everyday use.
For the development server I am really excited about the LinuTop 3 This uses only 20Watts or I may go with the baby LinuTop 2 which only uses 8Watts. The 8Watt one would be better but I need to ensure it is up to the small jobs I need it to do for me.
I think with this setup I will be covered fully for all my needs and won’t have to upgrade for quite some time.