make use of old up desktop with new mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Burtonsnow9, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Burtonsnow9 macrumors regular

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    alright so I'm recieving my MVP tomorrow and want some ideas on how to make use of an old up comp. Its a pentium 3 850 MHz with a 30 gig hd. I was using it with damn small Linux and I was thinking about running it headless and using my Mbp to vnc with it. How would I do this and what to you guys think about it?
     
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  3. Burtonsnow9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    to play areound with Linux and I done have room for a monitor
     
  4. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Honestly, its a nice thought but you'll never find yourself using the desktop. You can accomplish the same thing (but faster) with a virtual machine running Linux on your Macbook Pro. If you insist on keeping the old box, set it up as a fileserver, firewall or some other useful little appliance.
     
  5. Burtonsnow9 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea, like i was going to install linux on it and then run it as a fileserver for videos or maybe something else. what would i have to do in order to do this?
     

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