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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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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.
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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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