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Bas Mostert has been building his own
low-power board into a Lindy enclosure! His is a 700Mhz Geode which,
crucially, has two NICs and should be able to max out his home Internet
connection (something that the Raspberry Pi can’t do, certainly not with a USB
NIC in the mix).
He also still has his door, so won’t need to fashion a front for it out of
mesh. I’ve actually retired mine, which wasn’t an entirely popular
decision, because I want to run Plex Media Server. This is closed source
and currently only available for Intel-based platforms, so the Pi never even
had a chance.
That said, I’m still saving power (kind of), because I’m using an HP MicroServer
as the new under-the-stairs computer, which has a pretty low power Neo processor,
and Plex is being frontend by a cheap and very low power Roku LT box. My
previous DLNA client was an Xbox 360, which is a beast for electricity usage.
(You can tell I’m still convincing myself, right?)