7900x series and some assistance :)
Sorry to show up so late to the party I only found this thread after doing some hunting last friday. I would be willing to contribute time to assisting with this project. I have a slim 79001 collecting dust and have purchased an external mod chip:
I assume this is the one thats referenced here:
Anyways it should be in Wensday, from what i've read in this forum the best bet is a nfs partition for speed, but I have USB harddrive's, thumb drives, etc.
I can provide working applications/scripting assistance/support if needed. Probably a few suggestions for storage of current materials provided by Sony, that are inexpensive and open source.
http://www.getdropbox.com/ or http://one.ubuntu.com
I have a few idea's for a sms/mms applications that could be written for this as well as possibly some practical mailing applications for system alerts, maybe a light package management system and such. I could also assist in probably designing some CLI based wizards to help out the kids. ^_^