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Thread: Really Old Pc

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    uNz[i]'s Avatar Out of order
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    Hello Hardware World.
    I'm currently attending a Cisco A+ Hardware course at my local college.
    As payment for setting up some PCs for the class to work on, I was given a really old computer.

    Specs:
    Pentium 100
    64MB EDO RAM
    1.2GB HDD
    2 MB PCI video card
    Soundblaster 16 soundcard
    48X CD ROM
    10/100 NIC
    Currently running Win98 SE, but willing to change.

    Bit of a dinosaur, huh?

    Anyway.. I've heard of folks using similar PCs as a firewall, or just for running old DOS games.
    So my question is this: If you had such a computer, what would you use it for?

    Keep in mind that upgrading isn't an option, the above specs are as good as this computer is gonna get.

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    this piece of crap belongs in landfill

    you could recycle it...for the gold inside...

    then it's worthless

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Put Server 2003 on it. Maybe use it as a server?

    Or you could send me your sound card, i dont have one. And you NIC, I need another one

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  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    lol have you got a boat mate , i have a great idea for it ,




    use it for the anchor!!!

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    You could strip out any unnecessary hardware and just set her up Folding 24/7...
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    I have a system similar to that that i built, just out of old parts, and im using it as a file server...as soon as my dad buys me a bigger hard drive for it...

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    Okay.. lets see what we got here...

    Landfill is just a waste of a useable system. No way.

    Boat anchor? Damn, did I ever see that one comin'.

    No point turning it into any kind of server... not practicable on dialup, and the tiny HDD is too small to make it a worthwhile local fileserver.

    So that leaves Folding or Firewall. Thanks guys. B)

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    [i]Originally posted by uNz@29 April 2004 - 18:22
    Okay.. lets see what we got here...

    Landfill is just a waste of a useable system. No way.

    Boat anchor? Damn, did I ever see that one comin'.

    No point turning it into any kind of server... not practicable on dialup, and the tiny HDD is too small to make it a worthwhile local fileserver.

    So that leaves Folding or Firewall. Thanks guys. B)
    firewall is still kinda pointless with dialup

    you could install linux and then learn it using that computer, which is what i am also gonna be installing onto my p100...unless you already know linux...(some distros, anyway)

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    foot rest.

    or host a website from it but u got 56k so theres no point just bin the piece of shit

    or sell it to some guy who can only just turn a pc on

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