[rescue] Thin Client for garage

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Mar 29 08:54:17 CDT 2011

On 03/29/11 09:44, Hatle, Steven J wrote:
> When we built our new garage last fall, I ran some CAT5e out there to
> facilitate data connectivity back to the house.
> Now that spring is (hopefully!) coming, it9s time to get ready for working
> on the MGB and the bikes.
> I9d like to have some kind of thin client in the garage that I can use with
> a cheap LCD and external keyboard/mouse to facilitate getting stuff from the
> web when I9m in the middle of something vs. having to run back into the
> house and review or print stuff out, etc.
> I9ve not taken a lot of time to research what9s out there, but basically
> what I need is a box with enough smarts to run either a decent, embedded
> browser on its own, or be able to VNC/RDP back to a machine in the house to
> do the same.
> I know I could bring an old laptop out there, but due to environmental
> concerns (hot summers/cold winters) I think something with no moving parts
> might be better, but I could be wrong.
> So- if anyone has suggestions or pointers I9m all ears, or if you have
> something suitable for sale let me know off-list.

Atom box with an SSD?  Many of them are fanless and entirely passively

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