So what is the Qube Server?

The Qube Server is the hardware this website and it's associated resouces run on. These days it is a heavily modified Cobalt Qube2 supported by a G7 HP Microserver.

Cobalt Qube 2 A Cobalt Qube2 was chosen as a "cool" retro-server with enough grunt to host a largely retro-oriented website and it did a remarkably good job for about 18 months before OS issues got the best of me.
The hardware has gone though a few versions over the years. In it's origional incarnation the Qube2 ran a blazing 250Mhz MIPS CPU with the memory fully expanded to 256Mb along with a PCI IDE/USB card for more connection options.

Although the Cobalt OS was very good (for Linux) it's a bit long in the tooth for supporting multi-tetrabyte drives and modern PCI cards so I ran NetBSD instead:
There's an up to date distro for the Qube2
It's very lightweight
It's totally bomb-proof and secure
And most importantly...
NetBSD isn't as totally brain-dead, utterly unintuitive, and plain horrible to use as EVERY Linux distro I've ever tried. Also I've found the bods in the NetBSD community to be quite friendly and helpful, unlike almost everyone I've come across on Linux forums. "RTFM" is the nearly universal reply to almost every question, even when one has politely pointed out that having finally tracked down the relevant info I could make no sense of it. I'm pretty sure Linux docs are written by the very same Ivory Towered individuals who code this mess of an OS and so have wholly forgotten that "hacker speak" dosen't work well with most of us and generally it is a good idea to define the terms used in plain english before jumping right in.

That's the joy of the internet; you can say what you like without having to justify a word!

Even NetBSD proved too UNIXish for my liking, so in an effort to preserve my sanity I moved to a better OS that could support my needs. Yes! M$ Windows, I said it! Being a long-time hacker this also give me the chance to gut my Qube2 and upgrade it a bit... well, a lot actually.
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