[clug] Anyone heard of this Linux device??

rodryan rodryan at pcug.org.au
Thu Jul 26 05:01:06 GMT 2007

Robert Edwards wrote:
> Steven Hanley wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 03:12:52PM +1000, Mike Carden wrote:
>>> On 7/25/07, Michael.James at csiro.au <Michael.James at csiro.au> wrote:
>>>> An AppleTV costs $450 when Bob Edwards has been picking up
>>>> almost the same hardware (minus MacOSX and the HD)
>>>> for $60 on German Ebay.
>>> He what? Bob, you been holding out on us? Where was the email for 
>>> the group buy?
>>> :-)
>>> Seriously, I think there may be several of us keen to see / hear about
>>> these inexpensive beasties on Thursday evening.
>> You will possibly need to hope Andi turns up as Bob has needed a fair 
>> bit of
>> german tranlation effort to get these going well.
>>     See You
>>         Steve
> I brought one along to CLUG two months ago and showed a whole lot
> of people what was inside etc. I have two, but only one in my
> possession at the moment. I haven't (yet) paid for either (you out
> there Andi?).
> They are T-Online S100 boxes, sold in Germany as Cable TV STBs.
> They have 733MHz Celeron (same as a first gen X-Box), 802.11b/g,
> 100M ethernet, two USB ports (USB 1.1, I think) and come with
> WinCE on a 32MB solid state IDE drive. You can put in a normal
> drive, but then there would be a moving part (-> noise). They
> have PAL and audio out as well as a pair of SCART connectors
> and there is a spare PCI slot (same as a MiniITX mobo).
> You can download a slackware-based MythTV front-end for it and
> others run them as standard Myth boxes. I was hoping it would
> net-boot (using DHCP/TFTP) - the BIOS says it can, but it doesn't.
> I need help translating some of the German web pages about it to
> see if there is a BIOS upgrade that allows netbooting.
> There was one at Michael and Stewart's excellent MythTV stall at
> LCA07 in Sydney this year (that is where I first saw it).
> I'll bring it along to CLUG again tonight.
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.
I guess you have found this site!!!
sorry about the length.
Rod Ryan

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