ReadyNAS Now Even Cooler
By mduigou on Jun 02, 2008
I have been using a ReadyNAS NV+ for about the last 8 months for all of our home backup and content serving needs. The ReadyNAS is a very capable and useful little device. The web based management interface has been a pleasure to use. (Well, except for some recent problems with Firefox 3.0). I've known for a while that the ReadyNAS uses Linux for it's operating system and a wide variety of FOSS components but I hadn't really thought about the possibility of third party offerings for an embedded device like a NAS box. Today I stumbled across the ReadyNAS Developer's Corner and was pleased to see that Netgear is in the process of opening up development for the ReadyNAS. Most cool! I'm tempted to see if I can't get phoneME JVM compiled and running on my ReadyNAS. The capper for me though was the revelation that the ReadyNAS uses a Sparc processor! It apparently uses a 280MHz Gaisler Research LEON Processor System-on-a-Chip design. Most cool!