is now up and running. At the moment it’s just a file server; no web or ftp yet.
It’s bizarre. It’s just a shuttle box with a power cord plugged in the back.
It doesn’t need a network cable, because it’s got a wireless ethernet card.
It doesn’t need a monitor, because I can use SSH for remote administration.
It doesn’t need a keyboard, because it’s so quiet and cool that it’s hardly ever going to get rebooted.
It doesn’t need a CD reader or floppy drive, because I can apt-get everything I need off the web.
It doesn’t need a zip disk, because I’m running RAID 1 so everything’s automatically backed up.
It’s the most stripped-down little machine I’ve ever had, beating even my Palm T3 for minimal functionality. It’s wonderful to be able to access my documents, code and music from both Ubuntu (PC) and Windows partitions. I love it. I am in newbie Linux heaven.