The broad-spectrum desktop replacement: The Shuttle XPC SB62G2
2CPU, the one stop source for everything SMP (symmetric multitasking), has delved into the SFF world to provide an in-depth analysis of the Shuttle XPC SB62G2 with bundled Mandrake Linux 9.2 Discovery Edition Software. Ruling the SB62G2 as a great all-purpose desktop replacement, 2CPU summed up this baby as “a flexible quality product which will certainly be attractive to a wide array of users.”
“For a large web hosting company, I don’t think you could find a better alternative for … high volume web servers than an XPC,” noted Jim Kirk, 2CPU reviewer. “Not only would it be much more cost-effective than a comparable 1U rack mount machine, but it would be equally space efficient. Imagine a data center filled with stacks and stacks of XPCs. It would be an impressive sight, that’s for sure.”
Based on Intel's 865G + ICH5-R chipset, the XPC SB62G2 supports Intel processors up to 3.2GHz, dual-channel DDR 400, Serial ATA drives with RAID and all the connective options that you could ever need. Furthermore, with bundled Mandrake Linux 9.1, this performance XPC comes as a complete packaged barebone ready for any purpose.
“A graphical interface makes installing Mandrake 9.2 a breeze,” said Jim on Mandrake’s namesake Linux distribution. “Furthermore, all of the hardware worked out of the box.“
Founded in 1983, Shuttle Inc. (TAIEX 2405) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Small Form Factor (SFF) Computers, so far, Shuttle’s hardware product development has extended to slim PCs, AIO PCs, Notebooks and Tablets for home, business and vertical applications as Digital Signage, POI/POS and Kiosk.To answer the trends of IoT and cloud applications, Shuttle started to build up its software and integration R&D capabilities since 2011 and launched numerous of smart solutions for Face Recognition, Education, Home Automation and Long-term Care applications.
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