[linux-audio-user] shuttle xpcs as linux music boxes?
nutate at speakeasy.net
Mon Mar 1 11:07:09 EST 2004
As a fellow muller, I've looked into the Shuttle xpc Zen. It has an
external powersupply, a la the apple cube, and is extremely quiet
according to the people of www.silentpcreview.com. Right now it only
comes in a pentium 4 flavor, but they may release an AMD version. It's
biggest flaw is the lack of an AGP slot (it has builtin nvidia, and 2
pci slots, I believe). That wouldn't be any problem if you don't run
any really graphics intensive games.
> hi all,
> i'm currently mulling over the idea of getting one of those really small
> shuttle xpcs for use as a quasi-portable linux-based audio box/desktop
> replacement, and was wondering if anybody had used them before and had
> suggestions or encountered caveats/hardware problems/quality control
> issues/etc. apparently the amd-based systems use an integrated realtek
> audio chip that is supported under alsa, but i'd probably put a better
> audio interface in the one available pci slot anyways.
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