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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Tiny Linux Thin Client

The ICOP eBox III is an ideal Linux thin client with either a 200 or 800mhz CPU it's about the size of 2 DVD cases stacked ontop of each other. The 3800 is available for only $238 with an 800mhz CPU and 256MB RAM, it can boot from LAN via PXE or you can add an EmbedDisk to the 44pin IDE.

The 3853 is approximately 3 DVDs thick, has dual 10/100 RJ45 LAN plugs, and has space for an internal 2.5" HDD.

The 2600 and 2620 are both 200mhz and are 3 and 2 DVDs thick, with 2 RS232 adapters and 2 RJ45 LAN adapters respectively.

More information available here:

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

CFXGA X11 driver

I just found an X11 driver for the CFXGA. More information is available here:

Thursday, June 22, 2006

USB VGA Adapter

I've been wanting a means to output VGA from a Linux Sharp Zaurus and had been convinced, until recently, that the only option was Compact Flash, CF, cards. I just found that there are a couple of USB2 to VGA adapters that are available. I hope that someone will create some linux drivers, perhaps I need to start working on some:

Sitecom has a similar, perhaps identical, device also.

I'm bot sure what kind of chipset this box has but I'll report back if/when I find out.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Linux DVD Authoring GUIs

There are a couple of GUI options for authoring DVDs on Linux:

tovid - more information available at

'Q' DVD-Author - more information available at

Both of these tools are in the very early stages of development, however, they both show you what command line entries they are using so they act as a pair of stabilisers until you're ready to ride the bike on your own.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


AnyTerm is an AJAX, Asynchronous JavaScript And XML, SSH client which works in a web browser without any local SSH client being installed. More information available here:

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Javascript Special Effects

If you want to include Javascript special effects in your web page then moo.fx is what you need, there's a demo available here:

The main site is here:

It's an alternative to if you don't need as many effects. More information available here:

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Portable Media

It's possible to transport your audio and video media between PCs using a USB external Hard Disk Drive, however, if you want to display your media on a TV screen then the MediaGate MG-25 is what you need, available from Amazon here:

The MediaGate MG-25 will allow you to copy audio and video onto its 2.5 inch HDD and then play that audio and/or video on a TV or stereo though S-Video, Component and Composite cables. It also comes with a remote control.

If you need a mobile video display solution then you could use one of the many LCD DVD players which support video in. One example is the Coby TFDVD7100, available from Amazon here:

Alternatively, the iRiver PMP-120 does storage, transportation and display all in one convenient package, reviewed against other options here, and available from Amazon here:

If you'd prefer a 3.5" solution, due to the added capacity of 3.5" drives over 2.5" drives then there are several options, including the Tvisto, available at amazon here