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Can’t agree more. I have my old Packard Bell netbook from 2011 as a Linux home server. In case it hangs up, I can just open it and see what’s happening from its screen and use its keyboard. I could imagine buying a more powerful laptop just to be used as a Linux server.

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And similar to thin clients you can get old Laptops usually quite cheaply. Power-consumption is also not bad usually, even for old i7 ones. 12V car laptop chargers are also easy to get to run laptops off solar batteries.

The only real disadvantage is the lack of extension ports especially for storage. A USB3 hub with SATA adapters can work but it’s not as good as real SATA ports.

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Did you mean to link to an Invidious server overview?

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Yes, that is the best way to link to invidious instances as you have a randomly sorted list of direct links to the video. Otherwise you always end up with dead links and/or a few overloaded invideous proxies.

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That’s cool, but what does it have to do with self-hosting on a laptop? I don’t get it.

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Click on one of the GO links, it will bring you to the video I want to share.

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Yeah, that’s was what I didn’t get. I thought it was a “Pick an instance for creating an account”, not “Pick an instance to view the video” lol. Thanks.

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