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Eric Gauthier
2004-05-19, 15:17
I host my Music on a Linux box, and run the slimserver there too....and I
like it that way. Linux support is one of the big advantages of the
Slimserver as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately this means I miss out on
some nice iTunes and MoodLogic functionality, but I can live with that.

I was just curious as to the OS split on current Slim users. Does
Slimdevices keep a record of downloads? Do you have an idea of a percentage
is for which OS?

Just curious...given the techie nature of the product, I would imagine there
is a large percentage of Linux, FreeBSD, etc.

-Eric

Harald Walker
2004-05-20, 02:10
Eric Gauthier wrote:

> I host my Music on a Linux box, and run the slimserver there
> too....and I like it that way.

Same with me. My network: Linux Server (Mandrake 9.2), 2 Mac Clients, 2
Windows Clients, HP LJ2000TN printer, Aiport Extreme, ISDN phone
central, DSL router with switch and 2 additional hubs.

Server provides: intranet webserver with various MySQL databases, mail
server (local IMAP boxes), file server (160GB, raid) and of course the
SlimServer (with 7000 songs). Hardware is a Via Epia M10000 system with
512MB memory.

In case someone would like to see the homeserver:
http://www.mediasculp.com/Gallery/gallery/epia-m10000

I wouldn't mind a MacOS X server but unfortunately there is no
affordable, quiet, low power hardware (the Epia uses 40W) available from
Apple.

Regards,

Harald

Lars Kellogg-Stedman
2004-05-20, 05:25
> I host my Music on a Linux box, and run the slimserver there too....and I
> like it that way. Linux support is one of the big advantages of the
> Slimserver as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately this means I miss out on
> some nice iTunes and MoodLogic functionality, but I can live with that.

I also host my Music (and Slimserver) on a Linux box...but I use a Mac
running iTunes to manage the music library by mounting it via a CIFS
share (using Samba). This has worked out reasonably well, since it
means I can still take advantage of iTunes for organizing the music,
editing id3 tags, adding album artwork, "disabling" songs, etc.

There are a few problems -- the biggest is the difference in case
sensitivity between HFS+ and ext2/3, which will occasionally make songs
inaccessible to Slimserver that iTunes has no problem with. There may
also be problems with "international" characters, but I haven't yet
looked closely at this issue.

-- Lars

dean
2004-05-20, 22:17
Based on on downloads from our site for the past month:

Windows .exe: 56.9%
Mac .dmg: 25.4%
Linux RPM: 10.0%
Tar archive: 6.2%
Zip archive: 1.4%




On May 19, 2004, at 3:17 PM, Eric Gauthier wrote:

> I host my Music on a Linux box, and run the slimserver there
> too....and I like it that way. Linux support is one of the big
> advantages of the Slimserver as far as I am concerned. Unfortunately
> this means I miss out on some nice iTunes and MoodLogic functionality,
> but I can live with that.
>
> I was just curious as to the OS split on current Slim users. Does
> Slimdevices keep a record of downloads? Do you have an idea of
> a percentage is for which OS?
>
> Just curious...given the techie nature of the product, I would imagine
> there is a large percentage of Linux, FreeBSD, etc.
>
> -Eric
>
>
>