Some questions before buying.

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tomfromwkup
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Joined: 24 Feb 2009, 21:18

Some questions before buying.

Post by tomfromwkup » 24 Feb 2009, 21:58

Hi!

I have some pre-buying questions for you guys!

1- On Bubba SERVER, there's apache installed. But it is running debian, so I can install mysql and php right?

2- Is there any way to install Xorg and run some interface via VNC or something ?

3- Is there any place where I could try the web interface?

4- What's the major restrictions? (Ressources, etc.)

5- Could you give me some comments/opinions about bubba? (tips are welcomed)

6- And finally, I'm from Canada. Where could I buy one?

Thanks a lot!!!!!!

jonj1
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Joined: 24 Oct 2008, 15:33

Re: Some questions before buying.

Post by jonj1 » 09 Mar 2009, 08:29

From a users perspective...
tomfromwkup wrote: 1- On Bubba SERVER, there's apache installed. But it is running debian, so I can install mysql and php right?
Mysql is pre-installed on bubba. I was running Gallery2 on a bubba2, which needs apache2 + mysql and php, so it's fine. That said, bubba doesn't have a high power CPU. In my experience with Gallery2 (a photo album website) it was fine serving up pages from the album but was rather slow at uploading photos. This is when it generates resized images and thumbnails which is cpu intensive for bubba.
tomfromwkup wrote: 2- Is there any way to install Xorg and run some interface via VNC or something ?
Similarly, I installed windowmaker (wmaker) and vncserver to run gui apps and have a persistent terminal

4- What's the major restrictions? (Ressources, etc.)

5- Could you give me some comments/opinions about bubba? (tips are welcomed)
On the plus side it has huge storage capacity and has all the features of a linux box. It stays cool (temperature wise) and uses hardly any power. A limitation is the data transfer rate. Samba serving is cpu limited to ~7MB per second while encrypted file transfer using ssh is slower. This is more than enough for serving videos / music but it can take a while to transfer really large files.

Tips? if sharing videos over a wireless network, increase your player's cache time. Playback can be interrupted, but that's not bubba's fault.
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Overall, 4stars
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