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    Use of old computers

    Anyone got any good ideas for the use of 8 old computers, there running Win 98 and are 500mhz with 128mb ram, I'm open to trying out Linux! :!:

    We could really do with a couple of print servers.

    Any ideas :?:

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    Re: Use of old computers

    like the idea, but wouldn't be as good with just 8!?

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    Re: Use of old computers

    Well its a start!

    I would use them as print servers if they are needed.

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    Re: Use of old computers

    Freenas boxes ?

    www.freenas.org

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    Re: Use of old computers

    > Anyone got any good ideas for the use of 8 old computers, there running
    > Win 98 and are 500mhz with 128mb ram, I'm open to trying out Linux!

    An 8-machine Internet cafe running Slax or Xubuntu Linux, booting from the CD-ROM drive. Disconnect the harddrives to save power and bother. You can get second-hand 15" LCD screens for around £30 each if space is a bit of an issue.

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    You could use them as Thin clients and setup an Edubuntu server

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    Re: Use of old computers

    You could also setup one as an Asterisk server using Asterisk Know. With the other 7 put one in your room, the server room & the ICT rooms. Connect a USB phone and use a softphone, to connect to the asterisk and there you have it you will have a makeshift VOIP service. Unless you have VOIP already.

    Of course you could use SIP Phones

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    Re: Use of old computers

    I would start building a wall

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    Re: Use of old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by AJT1
    Anyone got any good ideas for the use of 8 old computers, there running Win 98 and are 500mhz with 128mb ram, ...
    Any ideas :?:
    They'd make a good lining for the bottom of a skip...

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    Sod the planet just get 'em in a landfill.

    (Only joking).

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    Re: Use of old computers

    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict

    They'd make a good lining for the bottom of a skip...
    I would have to agree - either start building a wall or find a skip!

    (The wall would be more fun though IMHO)

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    Admin Fort!

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    Re: Use of old computers

    Turn a couple into print servers, use the others as a internet cluster with a basic linux OS and a web browser. Makes use of them in some way I suppose!

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    Re: Use of old computers

    Find a few more and play dominoes with them 8)

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