Wired has posted an interesting article about a new shiny server that promises to keep a server alive for years, but is actually for desktops.
The server, which was recently released for $79.99 on the website, can serve up up to 10,000 users simultaneously.
While that sounds like a lot, it’s actually less than the 1,000 simultaneous users that a standard desktop server can serve.
A few of the server’s features include an auto-update system, a built-in file manager, and a powerful SSH client.
Wired’s Andrew Kim points out that while some of the software can be a bit intimidating at first, the shiny server makes it simple to install and configure.
Here’s how it works: Once you’ve downloaded the shiny client, you’ll be greeted with a welcome screen that asks you to install it and restart the server.
After that, you’re prompted to download and install the shiny.sh script.
After it’s installed, you can start up the server and log in to it.
It’s pretty easy to setup, and once you do, you get to choose your own username and password.
The shiny server doesn’t have any built-ins, so it’s up to you to customize the setup.
You can also add additional services or add new ones, like a web server or video streaming service.
Wired notes that the shiny service will keep you online for up to 15 minutes, but it’s also up to 1,500 concurrent users at any given time.
It’ll be available for purchase in January for $199.99.