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Pros: A very cool little machine to run VMware for your router or firewall at home. Low power and MUCH better than the Intel ATOM CPU's for VMware.
Cons: The NIC driver is not recognised if you install ESXi 5.5, you have to install 5.1 and I have been told upgrade to 5.5. USB pass thru does not work, wish it did as I would need some devices to USB pass thru a NIC for firewalling and USB drives for FreeNAS shared storage.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: it came free with the NetTop I order as a VMware ESXi Server.
Cons: does not help windows 7 x64 a bit. I have 24 gigs of ram in my workstation and this thing shows it has cached 23 GIG, it is using 28 meg of the SSD for cache now. The HD still thrashes so I would suggest you just go buy a SSD for your boot drive. Use this drive for Linux or VMware ESXi.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I got this for $129 with the thought if I could not use it for VMware ESXi, IPCop, SmoothWall or FreePBX I would install Microsoft Windows and off it onto my Mother-in-law... If I could give this 1/2 egg I would. I still have to run the Kill-O-Watt meter on it to see how much power it takes.
Cons: VMware admin and looking for a device that is low powered for IPCop Firewall. IPCope 2.0.3 crashes after install, kernel panic. This was posted by someone else and I thought Intel would have fixed it and pulled the old part numbers. WRONG, Intel will bend you over every time they can and have the chance!
Other Thoughts: Foxconn plastic is flimsy, Poor wireless with Windows 7 x86. No Windows 7 x64 drivers. Windows 7 uses only 3 gigs of ram when 4 is installed. I have seen some systems use 3.5 or 3.8 gigs of RAM with 32 bit Windows.READ FULL REVIEW