In doing some of my final research on the home server I stumbled across this awesome little gadget. The GuruPlug is an all-in-one linux server solution that fits in the palm of your hand and plugs into the wall like any other AC-DC power adapter.  For $99 it has a decent list of features.


  • 1.2 GHz Processor
  • 512 MB of DDR2-800
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi B/G
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 2.0

The “Plus” version also comes with a second gigabit port and eSATA and MicroSD support.  I think the Plus version is an absolute must, if you plan on plugging in some serious storage.  However, the “Plus” version will cost you an extra $30

The GuruPlug is not yet out but is available for pre-order.  Should be released this April.

In other news, I purchased the server configuration I mentioned earlier. I swapped out the Newegg RAM for something from Amazon, I like Newegg but I don’t like having to pay sales tax on my purchases… Amazon always seems to come out cheaper.  Total price shipped was $166.  The next 5-9 days will be excruciatingly slow.