[linux-audio-user] Silent Linux box article released
pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Wed Nov 19 06:29:11 EST 2003
Daniel James wrote:
>>I wonder why
>>you did not develop the laptop idea further. They usually start
>>out much quieter than usual desktops.
> Well, apart from the fact that laptops have relatively poor ergonomics
> and are difficult to repair and upgrade, they are an expensive
> solution if you don't need portability. Also, most of my audio
> hardware requires a PCI slot.
> But the main reason was that I set out to build a completely silent
> machine, and because of the tightly packed electronics in a laptop a
> fan is typically required. These are usually very small fans
> producing a high pitched whine when the CPU is under load, which is
> exactly the kind of noise I was trying to avoid.
These days a few (at least the ones with centrinos) don't need fans to
run at >1.8GHZ.
I think the price/performance ratio is the biggest drawcard for using a
Patrick Shirkey - Boost Hardware Ltd.
Http://www.djcj.org - The Linux Audio Users guide
Being on stage with the band in front of crowds shouting, "Get off! No!
We want normal music!", I think that was more like acting than anything
I've ever done.
Goldie, 8 Nov, 2002
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