Did you know "Ocean"?


#1

Hello,

Did you know the “Ocean”?
It’s a little portable Linux server.
https://getocean.io

This thing seem to be a great idea:
A Linux server always with you! I can imagine it as a super USB pendrive, I can imagine it as a Owncloud server…

Finally, thinking about a Linux Server… Finally, what it bring compared to a “traditional” server, hosted in a daacenter, or hosted at home?
More security? No, it can be stolen, broken, forgeten…
More versatility? New usages?

I really think that the future is for little computers, energy efficient… But this one is strange.

What do you think about such product?


(Giacomo Sanchietti) #2

Probably useless…but man, it’s really really nerd and cool! :smiley: :smiley:


(Artem Fedai) #3

Not so long ago there were some WIFI routers with a built-in battery. They have Linux on board or OpenWRT as well.


#4

You can’t do a router with this one… There’s no RJ45.

There’s no HDMI, so you can’t do a media box…

You can interact with a smartphone, with bluetooth or wifi…But what for?
Is a smartphone connected on the net can do the same thing with a traditional server? Yes.

More I think, more “cons” I find…

  • Security… in 99% of cases, the physical access to the server is the first security… With portability… 0% for this kind of security.
  • Is the Bluetooth or wifi is more secure than the traditional LAN connection? No !

(Artem Fedai) #5

https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-mr3040