B3 Server Review | LAS | s16e01

B3 Server Review | LAS | s16e01

Has our call for the ultimate Linux home server finally been answered? How does the B3 compare to your own custom built Server.. We find out!

Then – We cover the joint task force established by Debian, why the BATMAN protocol is important, and who is behind the latest Android Copyright hoopla!

PLUS – So much more!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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Episode Show Notes:

Runs Linux:
Ross Visio Broadcast Video Mixer runs linux – Sent by Marcos
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Android Pick:
Old Time Radio Player
HTML ref
Android Picks so far, thanks to Madjo in the IRC Chat room!

DEX – Joint Task Force to Improve Debian Through Downstream Projects
Gnome 2 survives with EXDE
Who’s Behind the Google-Linux License Ruckus?
Details on Digia and QT
The MeeGo Lifebook has landed
openSUSE Skills: Great for getting a job
NASA Hosting Open Source Summit
Linux Certification from Open University
OpenShot 1.3.0 Released!
BackupPC Write up at Linux Journal
Linux 2.6.38 Released


B3 Review:
– 13-15 Watts at boot, idle ~14 watts.
-Works as an Internet router out of the box, before I ever configured the system, I could browse the web.
-Sets up a local DNS server, you connect to it by going to http://b3.local <– loves it.
-Did not support my l33t password.
-Shipped with 2.1.99, updated to 2.2.0 for the rest of the review
-After update, I was informed of settings I needed to update to reflect the new changes. Was very easy and clear.
-Would love to see the Backup feature expanded to support FTP, SFTP, even S3!
-Runs Linux
-The webserver setup on the B3 is quite interesting. It’s running an Apache with mod_php as user www-data, but because the admin interface needs root permissions to setup the system configs, it does not use the default PHP but accesses a PHP fastcgi running as root. Clever. Source.

-Operating system Debian
-Processor ARM 1.2GHz
-Memory 512MB DDR2-800
-Ports 2x USB 2.0 and one eSATA
-Dimensions 11.5 x 4.5 x 18.5cm
-Power consumption 8-13W (hard disk dependant)
-Network connectivity 2x Gigabit Ethernet / wireless 802.11a/b/g/n interface
-Price From $565 / €399.20 (Excito.com)

B3 Official Documentation


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