I Need Help With My old PC

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by doucy2, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    #1
    okay what i have is on old dell optiplex Pentium III
    450mhz
    256mb
    40gb
    Windows Xp Pro

    i dont wanna run xp on it ne more, what should i so with this:

    1: should i run Ubuntu on it and learn UNIX

    2: or is this capable of being turned into a server (if it can that wat i want to do)

    3: Any sugestions you have i'll think about too

    cheers
     
  2. Roger1 macrumors 65816

    Roger1

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    #2
    Your ideas are pretty good. I would use Debian or Redhat to learn Unix/Linux. Ubuntu is more of a desktop type software, not really for learning the guts of how Unix/Linux works. Using it as a server is also a good idea. Better yet, use Debian or Redhat to set up the server, and go from there.

    Good luck.
     
  3. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    cool ill read up on those 2 other ones
    i'll prob turn it into a print server

    wat spec would i need to host my site on it
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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  5. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    what is folding
     
  6. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

    Laser47

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    Foldiing, as in folding proteins. Its a distributed computing project where you use your unused cpu cycles to help find medical cures. Kinda like Seti@home.
    http://folding.stanford.edu/
    You get points for folding and when you join a team you can see how you rank against others, Macrumors even has its own team.
     
  7. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    wow way cool
    i could boot up all my unsed macs and do this
    thx for the info
     

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