[CS-FSLUG] Networking with Apples

Don Parris gnumathetes at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 18:01:36 CST 2005

I can't resist.  I don't network with Apples.  Oranges and tangerines,
maybe.  But not Apples. 8-D


On 12/19/05, Nathan T. <celerate at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> One of these days there's a project I would like to do, it would have to
> wait until I get a stable job, but as soon as I graduate high school that's
> the plan for a few years. Now this project is not really unique, it's
> something I've seen done before on a site displaying mini-itx computers and
> I had thought of it before, but seeing someone do it already gave me a
> clearer idea of what I wanted to do. Basically what I would like to do is
> get a printer cart from a store, build some extra shelves into it and modify
> those so I can fit a UPS, wired and wireless router, mini-itx based system
> with a raid array of hard drives (so it won't really be that small, but
> still smaller than a full blown computer) and a printer. The computer itself
> will serve as a file and print server and it should all go together into a
> nice modified printer cart with easy access to some cat5 plugs on the back
> (the router) and shouldn't need to have anything more than a power cable
> sticking out from it.
> Now this isn't something I'm going to do any time soon, but it's very quiet
> in the list right now and I need something to keep my mind busy until
> Christmas so I figured now was as good a time as any to start thinking about
> this. The problem I have is what operating system to use. If I were to go
> with a Linux distribution it would have to be fairly easy to set up, I know
> my way around the command line well enough, but would rather have a
> graphical setup tool for everything, I also would rather avoid any
> distribution which I don't think gives KDE enough attention since imo that
> is THE desktop for Linux and I really don't like Gnome. Windows is out of
> the question, it's problematic and unreliable and I'd far sooner entrust my
> expensive ink/toner and files to my cat's litter box before I would trust
> Windows with them. The last viable alternative I see is Mac OS X, a Mac mini
> is more expensive than your average mini-itx home server by a long shot, but
> on the other hand Mac OS X should be well suited to this task shouldn't it?
> I look forward to some input on this.
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