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Does anyone remember the Cobalt Qube ?
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Does anyone remember the Cobalt Qube ?

Hello,

Does anyone (being old enough) to remember the Cobalt Qube (1998-2002), an all in one , ready to use web server.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_Qube

This was at the time, I was beginning to consider a dedicated server (didn't know such thing existed) to replace my shared hosting, and I was so enthusiast at the idea of getting such server on my newly DSL connection ( 512kb down, 128kb up) : :# (never happened)

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  • yoursunnyyoursunny Member, IPv6 Advocate

    This thing looks like a cooler.
    Can it serve ice cold Coca Cola?

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  • I remember it. I wanted one, but I was in high school and had no real need for it.

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  • @yoursunny said: This thing looks like a cooler.
    Can it serve ice cold Coca Cola?

    In theory it could, as there was actually a kidnapped Vietnamese child inside each one handling the 'automation'.

  • user123user123 Member
    edited December 2021

    @yoursunny said:
    This thing looks like a cooler.
    Can it serve ice cold Coca Cola?

    The best it could do was Cobalt Qola.

  • qpsqps Member, Host Rep
    edited December 2021

    I never had one of these, but had many of the various RaQ servers.

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  • RaQ XTR was a real joy.

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  • deankdeank Member, Troll

    Yeah, I was swimming with those back in the day.

    Loved it and hated 'em at the same time. Just like women.

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  • @qps said:
    I never had one of these, but had many of the various RaQ servers.

    My first stint as a support tech for a host involved setting up a RaQ... top of the line at that time.. early 1998-2000...

    The system and ui was slick for that era!

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  • Oh and these servers were hosted at Rackspace.. and at that time I thought it was a custom server from Rackspace...

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  • jsgjsg Member, Resident Benchmarker

    @SteveMC said:
    Hello,

    Does anyone (being old enough) to remember the Cobalt Qube (1998-2002), an all in one , ready to use web server.

    Yes, had both a Qube and a couple of Raqs. I liked them but had the feeling they were a poor mans Sun (which I very much preferred). Still, friends of mine (and myself a bit supporting them) ran a local ISP and some hosting largely based on Raqs.

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  • @qps said:
    I never had one of these, but had many of the various RaQ servers.

    Imagine if Apple bought them out and transitioned to their usual nomenclature...

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  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Member, Host Rep

    Never used the cube but I've a Cobalt RaQ 4.

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  • @SteveMC Did you ever have their most popular offering? I think it was called the Nice RaQ.

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