I've been considering the prize for the competition. Given that all of you have Linkstations we will be going with something a little different this time again (cue drum roll....)...
This years competition prize is likely to be the Zyxel NSA-220
, and Orion based NAS. This was chosen as it is not a buffalo device and hence most of you will likely not own one, also the Zyxel forum is our second most active nas-central forum after Buffalo.
If we get enough funds I'd like to put up a second prize of a Thecus N1200
- a GBit PowerPC NAS (faster than the HG Linkstation/Kuro) - bbradley and I have been poking the kernel for this and this month we published a new kernel and Ubuntu/Gentoo for this device.
I don't have any more information on the competition details yet other than it will run for some months to give people time to create something interesting - also I'm still open to competition suggestions!