A Tale of Two Geodes: AMD PIC pictured@ 2004/12/08
My goal was to make a linux system with no moving parts. It seems that fans and disks are the causes of most failures. Linux has JFFS2, a flash filesystem with compression. I bought 2 GB of flash on Amazon for only $148. For some applications you don't need a really fast CPU and 2GB with compression is enough space. So a system with no moving parts is reasonable today.