Still using the Chumby as a touchpad. Picture of it using eyeOS being pushed from a web server. Using an old Dell to be the web server. Notice the server is not running a gui.


http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-touchpad/

http://www.instructables.com/id/eyeOS/

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Updated and tested the ltsp server:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-III-LTSP-Maintenance/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-customizable-paper-tie/

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MSWindows 8 part 1 of ?.

You may need earplugs on this one. But let me say this first, As a former M$ fan boy, we own every version of MSWindows up to XP. Also managed and taught computing for almost twenty years. Forgotten more computing than some people have learned. Will this article be objective? Only you can decide that for yourself.

Alleged minimum requirements per Microsoft.

* 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

* 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

* 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

* DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

* Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

* To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater

It was recommended to me that you could run MSWindows 8 on a 16 gigabyte thumb drive. Did not have one of those, but I do have a 20 gigabyte laptop drive I am not using. So we will see if it can really be done. We will be using a 32 bit machine (AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1250mhz with 1 gigabyte of ram.

Had to purchase a dvd burner for this project.

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Build your own web server software. You can download the source code from IBM.

$ mkdir nweb
$ cd nweb

Download and extract the tar file
$ tar zxvf es-nweb.tar

Compile
$ gcc nweb.c -o nweb
(Compiles quickly)

nweb port [directory} and run in background:
(I just used the current directory for testing)
$ nweb 8181 . &

Point to it from a browser. Actually I used the web directory on my existing web server to see what I would get.).

IBM suggests.

$ mkdir /home/nag/webpages

$ cd /home/nag/webpages

$ cp /tmp/nweb.tar .

$ tar xvf nweb.tar

$ ls

client.c

index.html

nigel.jpg

nweb.c

nweb_AIX51

nweb_RedHat9_pentium

nweb_SuSE_SLES8_PowerPC

$ chmod ugo+x nweb

$ chmod ugo+r *.html *.jpg

$ nweb 8181 /home/nag/webpages &

More information here and the download at:
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/systems/library/es-nweb/index.html

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Confederate Tea.

Good day.

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