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Old 02-09-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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Hey I just got a new computer but now I have an (really really old computer) it's a 2001 white dell with a penium 3 processor 256mb ram with double disk drives a ten gig hard drive and a floppy drive. obviously im not working on it for the power but I want to use it as an experimenting computer and need ideas to try.

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:03 PM   #2
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Home server.

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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Try a couple of flavors of Linux, do a home server, like Joga mentioned, try setting it up as a file server.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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I like the file server idea, but I would go a step further and set up an FTP server as well. That way you could experiment with port forwarding on your router, among other things.
But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.
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perhaps an HTPC, use it as a DVR and such. You'll need a video capture card and a bigger hard drive though. It depends really.

If not, then server.
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