|I want to report success getting a Visara 1783 thin client up running Linux. See http://www.mtc.com/Products/Data%20Sheets/1783.pdf. It's originally intended as an IBM 3270 emulator, has a Cyrix chip set at 233 Mhz and a 16 meg Disk-on-a-chip full of QNX. It has both an SODIMM and a 168 pin DIMM socket, comes with 32 megs of ram but will take 64 meg sodimm. There is a full set of ports on the back, 2 serial, 1 parallel, 2 USB, sound, VGA, ps2 keyboard, mouse, and 10/100 Ethernet (Realtek). There is one expansion slot with both ISA and PCI connectors. There is a header for a hard drive. I connected a 120 meg laptop drive and a CDROM there and installed Smoothwall no problem. Award BIOS is accessable via control-alt-escape, you can set it to boot from CDROM.|
It has NO FANS and barely gets warm. It was a good buy for $30. MTX also has more powerful thin clients running linux on their web page.