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pimentoLoaf
Jan 18, 2005, 07:01 PM
http://www.macminicolo.net/

jsw
Jan 18, 2005, 07:05 PM
Hmmm.... can't see the link. Perhaps it's a new domain and it hasn't percolated through to me yet. Any idea what the IP is as of now?

brap
Jan 18, 2005, 09:09 PM
This is... a joke, right?

jsw
Jan 18, 2005, 09:17 PM
I can see the site now.

Obviously, the site is brand new, but - if it isn't a joke - the physical site isn't. They're just adding mini support.

Still - again, if true - it's a cool idea. Cheap own-your-own-server hosting.

Why they wouldn't use cheap-ass PCs is beyond me (and, I'm sure, they do use them for other purposes). The mini is just marketing.

Maybe it's just a scam to get people to send them their minis....

aethier
Jan 18, 2005, 09:38 PM
the link seems do be down or servers are too busy as it will not load at all...

aethier

dejo
Jan 18, 2005, 09:42 PM
Why they wouldn't use cheap-ass PCs is beyond me

Because you can't fit nearly the same amount of PCs in that rack as you can minis. :)

jsw
Jan 18, 2005, 09:52 PM
Because you can't fit nearly the same amount of PCs in that rack as you can minis. :)
And I'm guessing that you can't rack mini's that tightly without melting them - but I guess we'll see!

Still, if valid, the concept has some appeal. :)

dejo
Jan 18, 2005, 10:35 PM
And I'm guessing that you can't rack mini's that tightly without melting them - but I guess we'll see!

Ah, you want air conditioning with your hosted server? Well, now, that is gonna cost ya extra... :D