I was just curious. Looks like a supply demand thing going on. On ebay the average price skyrocketed from $160 to almost $300+. I would really like one but I can't justify that purchase right now. If there was a similar compatible drive around $200ish it would be nice. Anything more than that and its worth ripping .iso's to a decent sized NAS.
why do so many people want to use that crippled box for anything? I like to hack stuff and I want NO part of that. I would rather try to run debian on my toaster. I am not sure what one costs now a days but I think you can make a respectable MD for similar cost.
Welcome talmage. Before you think I am a mac hater. I am writing this from my intel mac pro. regards, Blair
Matthew is right. You can get to the shell by the means he described above. If you are hybrid you can just launch KDE. so ctrl+alt+f2 then login and you have a prompt. I use it to run ifconfig - lspci - ping etc.. This prompt puts the full power of Linux in your hands. (wish I knew more than basic commands.)
Yeah the WAF is costing me a lot more when it comes to pc cases. i can live with a nice $40 plain Jane pc looking case. She says "I don't want a computer near my TV" So i have to make them look like appliances.
A $1000 for a core and MD is easily doable. Using the M2NPV-VM motherboard for both. Get a X2 4000 for the md X2 6000 core. ddr2 800 ram 2gbs 1.5 to Core .5 to MD. 500gb SATA for the Core. Hauppauge 500 or HDHomeRUN for video.
2 mobos = $180 cpus = $225 ram = $50 Hard drive = $100 no HD for MD. Capture Card = $160 Core case = $40 Md Case = $80 quick math gives me $835 * whoops forgot DVD - LG 20x get two of em'. $60.00
with the $100 get some extras. What about putting it toward a Nokia 800 to use as an orbiter? What about a SPA-3102 so you can use you home phones with Asterisk? Put it towards some z-wave stuff.
* you could go cheaper on the Core cpu. Case prices assume you don't mind a big functional case to hide in a closet or out of the way. Md case price assumes you want something decent to put near your TV. You could save money by buying a cheaper Hauppauge capture card also.
I've never used rapid share before. Most of the stuff I get in pieces I put back together with RAR or similar program depending on the OS I am using. With RAR installed you should be able to click on the first piece and RAR should go to work. When its done you should have a .iso file that is the sum of the parts.
Envy comes standard in most of the "cutting edge" linux distros. i know I have used it in MINT. Most of the GUI based scripts are not perfect and most of the time are a quick way to break X or make the system unstable. If it works for you great.
After a couple beers last night I was playing with my Westinghouse remote. It turns out it has a button that changes from "Fill" to "Standard". It was set to FIll which makes the screen way to big for MSI. Standard works like a charm. Kubuntu looked great after that.