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Iain Shaw
2004-04-04, 09:45
<quote>

Actually one enhancement that should be considered by someone to really
get mass market with the Squeezebox is a complementary server appliance
for the people who don't want to setup and fool around with a 'PC'
server. I.E. a headless box with a 200GB HDD that any techoidiot can
put a CD in and add to their 'jukebox'.

</quote>

I saw a device called the Martian 120 that went someway to doing this.
Looked like a headless Linux box running SlimServer and probably Samba -
can't remember much more about it. Wondered if anyone had experience of
the device - good points and bad. I'd quite like one for a technophobe
friend of mine.


Iain Shaw
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-----Original Message-----
From: Daryle A. Tilroe [mailto:daryle (AT) micralyne (DOT) com]
Sent: 03 April 2004 15:37
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] New product coming soon!

Mitch Harding wrote:

> FWIW, I think the SqueezeBox looks fine. It's not very large and it
doesn't
> stand out when not in use. A larger display would be nicer, but I'm
not
> unhappy with the current-sized display. At the large text setting it
shows

I thought I would chime in here with support as well. I have no
issues with the current Squeezebox design. Its smaller than 'standard'
audio component form factor has actually worked out nicely and it
sits atop one of my speakers. It is completely unobtrusive when off
and central when on. Of course I can see the desire for double high
and/or wide display models and an audio component size one but I'm not
sure if the market is big enough for that many variations. I would
still focus on technical polishing and enhancements at this point.
Actually one enhancement that should be considered by someone to really
get mass market with the Squeezebox is a complementary server appliance
for the people who don't want to setup and fool around with a 'PC'
server. I.E. a headless box with a 200GB HDD that any techoidiot can
put a CD in and add to their 'jukebox'.

--
Daryle A. Tilroe

dean
2004-04-04, 13:26
One device that we've tested that works well is the LaCie Ethernet
Disk. It's running Windows XP embedded, but once set up you don't
really need to bother with that aspect of the system.

You can install the Windows version of SlimServer (along with a little
patch that's needed until LaCie releases their next update) and you
have a relatively inexpensive and easy to set up server from an AFAIK
reliable company. Even rack mounts...

-dean

On Apr 4, 2004, at 9:45 AM, Iain Shaw wrote:

> <quote>
>
> Actually one enhancement that should be considered by someone to really
> get mass market with the Squeezebox is a complementary server appliance
> for the people who don't want to setup and fool around with a 'PC'
> server. I.E. a headless box with a 200GB HDD that any techoidiot can
> put a CD in and add to their 'jukebox'.
>
> </quote>
>
> I saw a device called the Martian 120 that went someway to doing this.
> Looked like a headless Linux box running SlimServer and probably Samba
> -
> can't remember much more about it. Wondered if anyone had experience
> of
> the device - good points and bad. I'd quite like one for a technophobe
> friend of mine.
>
>
> Iain Shaw
> _______________________
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daryle A. Tilroe [mailto:daryle (AT) micralyne (DOT) com]
> Sent: 03 April 2004 15:37
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] New product coming soon!
>
> Mitch Harding wrote:
>
>> FWIW, I think the SqueezeBox looks fine. It's not very large and it
> doesn't
>> stand out when not in use. A larger display would be nicer, but I'm
> not
>> unhappy with the current-sized display. At the large text setting it
> shows
>
> I thought I would chime in here with support as well. I have no
> issues with the current Squeezebox design. Its smaller than 'standard'
> audio component form factor has actually worked out nicely and it
> sits atop one of my speakers. It is completely unobtrusive when off
> and central when on. Of course I can see the desire for double high
> and/or wide display models and an audio component size one but I'm not
> sure if the market is big enough for that many variations. I would
> still focus on technical polishing and enhancements at this point.
> Actually one enhancement that should be considered by someone to really
> get mass market with the Squeezebox is a complementary server appliance
> for the people who don't want to setup and fool around with a 'PC'
> server. I.E. a headless box with a 200GB HDD that any techoidiot can
> put a CD in and add to their 'jukebox'.
>
> --
> Daryle A. Tilroe
>
>
>