Kitenet is my home ethernet network, *.kitenet.net. It's a 10BaseT network, based around a 5 port Acctron hub, which is a great source of the blinking lights ambience every computer room should have. This page is devoted to the devices that are hanging off of this network. I can't imagine why anyone would find this interesting, or even useful, unless you plan to burgle my house.. Anyway, let's start with the computers themselves:
|Computer||Purchase price||CPU||Memory||Disk||Video card||Monitor||Network hookup||Case||Other drives||Sound||Pepherials|
|Kite||$0||PII-400||128 MB||4.0 GB + 8.7 GB (ultra SCSI)||Matrox Millenium II AGP w/8MB RAM||19" SVGA||Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100||Wide-tower||3", 40x CD||16 bit SoundBlaster|
|Dragon||$2,300||P-166||80 MB||5.6 GB||Diamond Stealth 64 w/2MB RAM||17" SVGA||NE2000 clone, Wavelan wireless link||Full-tower (with about 10 drive bays)||3" and Conner 125 MB tape backup||Crappy 16 bit card plus microphone and speakers||Wyse terminal, 56k modem|
|Paper||$1,100||P-133 MMX||16 MB||1.4 GB||Chips and Tech w/2MB RAM||12.1 LCD||NE2000 ethernet and/or 33.6 modem PCMCIA cards||Laptop; 7-9 lbs total||10x CD drive||sound blaster compatable||3" floppy|
|Box||$1,800||486/33 DX||20 MB||1 GB||Trident 1 MB||14" SVGA||NE2000+ clone||Mini-tower||3" and 5"||printer, Wyse terminal|
|Silk||$2,300||PII-400||64 MB||12 GB||NeoMagic 2.5 MB||8.9" XGA (1024x480)||PCMCIA (ethernet or Wavelan wireless)||Laptop; 2 lbs total||Yamaha||3" floppy, integrated digital camera|
|Totals||$7,500||5 cpu's||308 MB||32.7 GB||15.5 MB RAM|
So, that sums up the hardware, on to the more interesting side, the software that runs on this pile of silicon. Kitenet is running some special software that just happens to be free.
Kitenet runs Linux, a free UNIX-like operating system for PC's.
The web site is served by the Apache web server.
If you're interested in seeing some pictures of Linux in action, I've set up a page with links to some screenshots.