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Old Products => Efika MX General Discussion => Topic started by: ternit on 29 March 2012, 01:03:16 am

Title: Efika MX as a home server
Post by: ternit on 29 March 2012, 01:03:16 am
Hi,

I'm considering buying the Efika MX and use it as a home server.
Is Efika MX suitable to run as a home server(file sharing across network, LAMP, mail server)?
What are the changes to the Linux distro that it ships with compared to a normal Ubuntu install?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Efika MX as a home server
Post by: Warfire on 29 March 2012, 12:33:36 pm
Hi,

I use my Efika MX as a server sharing two USB hard drives and that works fine, I use SAMBA and everything from my iPhone to my PC works fine with it. I also run SSH and VNC and they run fine too - I've not tried anything more meaty but I see no reason why it wouldn't work, the CPU is idling most of the time on mine.

The main difference to the NewIT distro is the compiling for ARM - but I couldn't be more specific than that since I don't use Ubuntu on anything else, bar a web server. Nothing major seems to be missing!

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Warfire
Title: Re: Efika MX as a home server
Post by: NewITMalcolm on 04 April 2012, 12:30:58 pm
Most of the changes are mods to the kernel to get the best out of the hardware.

This blog explains most of the details.

http://blog.efikamx.info/ (http://blog.efikamx.info/)