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Jason
2004-08-19, 08:24
The company I work for is the industry leading supplier of VoIP gear for
enterprises, and we do run the gear on Linux machines. Taking millions of
lines of our code, which has caused billions of dollars to literally
develop, and making it open source, that probably won't be happening anytime
soon.

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Johnny Stork
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:06 AM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?

My original post suggested a box with TIVO/PVR functionality as well as
multicast/unicast video streaming. I suppose you could flash ram enough of
an OS, MythTV/Freevo, VLC etc, but a small, local drive would be more
useful. So the squeezbox functionality would only be one part of the device
I described. Think of it is a universal media control and streaming device.
Far more functional than just the squeezbox, but granted, into another
category of consumer device and cost. My main point is that the basic
concept and model of the squeezbox is perfect, but expanding that simple
model into video, PVR and other areas would create a real category killer.
Much like Linux and open source are/could have with regards to VoIP.

Ahh the opportunites are endless, bound only by the imagination and
creativity of more people/companies like SlimDevices.


------ original message ------
From: Jason <jason (AT) pagefamily (DOT) net>
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion' <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wed Aug 18 15:20:24 MDT 2004
Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?

What would the purpose of this hard drive be? The whole point of the
squeezebox is that it's basically an appliance and adding a hard drive, OS,
server software, etc, to the unit itself would sort of defeat the purpose,
wouldn't it?

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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Torgeir Veimo
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 1:55 PM
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] How much demand for an audio rack sized Squeezebox?

On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 16:58 -0600, Johnny Stork wrote:
> The case manufacturer I was refering to, is ahanix....I could put one
> of those in my rack...and not too expensive

Why not put a hard drive inside a bigger case? It's probably trivial for the
wireless squeezebox as it already has a pcmcia socket for the wireless card.
Music could be uploaded using nfs.

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Torgeir Veimo <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>

Andy Bunn
2005-04-25, 11:04
> You might want to check my rack based SB at www.moyo.me.uk/squeeze - I
> found it quite straighforward to build the graphic SB into a rack/hi-fi
> box and it looks much better - what do you think?

I think you are my hero. That looks great. I'd love to see a rack sized SB
with embedded controls. I hate remotes and have a devil of a time keeping
them away from my two-year old.