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Old 06-28-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default What to do with my old Pentium 4

My pentium 4 is like 6 years old and I don't know what to do with it.

I keep on trying to install linux on it but it fails...

It is currently has no os because of a crash...

I don't know what to do with it

What should I do?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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My pentium 4 is like 6 years old and I don't know what to do with it.

I keep on trying to install linux on it but it fails...

It is currently has no os because of a crash...

I don't know what to do with it

What should I do?
Wrong section, but there are many things you can do with it.
Have you tried installing ubuntu?
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naw Ubuntu always fails on a P4.
Go debian.
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naw Ubuntu always fails on a P4.
Go debian.
Really? I thought ubuntu was like the universal of linuxes.
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Really? I thought ubuntu was like the universal of linuxes.
Yeah, universal for n00bs

Thats not exactly what they mean when they say that.
I gave up on installing it on my P4 after attempt 12.

Debian worked 1st try.
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Yeah, universal for n00bs

Thats not exactly what they mean when they say that.
I gave up on installing it on my P4 after attempt 12.

Debian worked 1st try.
Lol daaaymn you are stubborn.
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Lol daaaymn you are stubborn.
What do you mean?!
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I turned my P4 in to a windows home server.
You could make it a gateway box for your internet connetion or a smooth firewall. Both of those are linux programs and are free. I like tinkering with the gateway box personally. I have plans for making one for the hotels I IT to have ads in the system for guests to look at when they log in.
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You could make it into a server and then use your TV as a monitor.
You can get a DVR card for about $60-70 which is very nice.
Then, put all your media on it, and enjoy
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naw Ubuntu always fails on a P4.
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