Sunday, January 13, 2008
The other week I purchased the LinkSys NSLU2, a home network storage solution for the very affordable price of $74. It boasts two USB ports on the backside of its 0.2 kilogram, 248 cubic centimeter frame. The device is used to attach external hard drives, connect to your network router, and provide a network-accessible storage drive for your home network.
The much more remarkable aspect of this mini-computer is that you can upgrade the firmware and install a small Linux kernel, featuring a complete file system and installable packages such as telnet, SSH, Apache, and a TiVo-server!