Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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The Cube
by Boldie on Sun 13th Apr 2008 18:21 UTC
Boldie
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2007-03-26

I brought a Mac Cube for 25 euros from my work place, thought it would be a nice fileserver etc. It only draws 35 watts when idle and is fan less. The show stopper was that it is not "noise less", the hard drive makes a whining sound. Now it is sitting at the top of a shelf in my living room just looking good (?).

I'm thinking about changing the drive to a silent one, maybe a flash-based. Has anyone tried that?

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RE: The Cube
by Kroc on Sun 13th Apr 2008 19:11 in reply to "The Cube"
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2005-11-10

Asking if "someone has tried that" about a Cube is almost a silly question. There is /nothing/ that hasn't been tried on a Cube; "can you make it into an aquarium?" included. ;)

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RE[2]: The Cube
by Boldie on Sun 13th Apr 2008 20:07 in reply to "RE: The Cube"
Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

It is a silly question! But a lot of the mods are with "old" hardware. I'm just lazy and want to have a quick fix! :-) I'll give it an other honest google-session.

I think I've seen the aquarium, it is excellent! :-)
(I think I also seen a toilet paper dispenser, but that is just plain wrong!)

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RE[2]: The Cube
by Doc Pain on Mon 14th Apr 2008 07:25 in reply to "RE: The Cube"
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2006-10-08

Asking if "someone has tried that" about a Cube is almost a silly question. There is /nothing/ that hasn't been tried on a Cube; "can you make it into an aquarium?" included. ;)


Well, even the SGI Octane has been modded into an audio system, as far as I remember, called the "Roctane". By the way, the "old" Octane (predecessor of the O2 mentioned in the article) looks great, too. Well, has SGI ever built any boring looking systems? :-)

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