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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:03 pm

I've got a AMD K6 193 Mhz CUP w/ MMX, w/ 32 MB RAM on the Mother Board, in an old PC case w/ a 36X CD-ROM and HP 2X2X6 CD-RW.

The PC is missing a HD and a Floppy, since I parted those out for another PC.

What should I do with it? Would it be of use to any donation place, or anyone here? I hate to throw it out since it works well if installed with a HD and OS... What do you folks do with obsolete hardware like this other than junk it?
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Postby Dartman on Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:30 pm

I upgrade family members with my leftovers and my freind who does networking and repairs updates me with his :)
Goodwill used to take em but I hear they are getting more and more picky about everything they will take. Has to be functional and at least a Pentium 3 now supposedly, I can't confirm this directly but I know they hardly take anything anymore unless it's perfect :(
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:34 pm

That sucks.

You'd think we could ship it over to somewhere like Bosnia, where poor kids in school could use it for educational purposes!!
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Postby tazdevl on Sun Jun 15, 2003 12:51 pm

Donate it to a local school, you can write it off.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:29 pm

you could give them to me :P
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Postby David on Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:53 pm

You could always sell old hardware on Ebay or you could try to sell in the Buy & Sell section of the forum.
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:02 am

Thanks for the info. I just wanted to get rid of the PC, because I had to clear out some room for baby's stuff.

Anyway, I donated my PC to a needy PC shopper at the store when I was shopping there today. :)
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Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:58 am

Target practice :)

I do believe that a favorite past time of another member here...
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Postby manni on Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:38 pm

Get a HD for old system, you could run Linux and make it as your server (IRC bouncer, WWW server for testing etc).
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:42 pm

manni wrote:Get a HD for old system, you could run Linux and make it as your server (IRC bouncer, WWW server for testing etc).


That's a great idea!

I gave away my 1st PC at a computer store - a customer there as interested in the PC...

I have a 2nd PC that I have the HD and floppy. I'm interested in learning Linux, so that would be a great idea!!

By the way, what kind of Linux would you recommend to try out first? What site could I download?

Thanks!!!
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:55 pm

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
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Postby BurninMan921 on Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:11 am

Get Mandrake Linux...easy install, lots of supported hardware. Only one I could get to boot on my system...
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:33 am

Red Hat is the best distribution of Linux around.Literally all hardware is supported and is rock solid.
See ya later,


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Postby blakerwry on Sun Jun 22, 2003 5:00 am

BurninMan921 wrote:Get Mandrake Linux...easy install, lots of supported hardware. Only one I could get to boot on my system...


I have to say I prefer mandrake 9.x vs Redhat 8 (they were released around the same time... haven't tried redhat 9.x yet, my biggest dissapointment with 8.x is that SAMBA (the file server) was broken by default.. I mucked with it for about an hour and couldn't get it working right, so I went back to mandrake and within a few moments the file server was up and running great.
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:43 pm

No one likes FreeBSD anymore?
No, I like women.
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Postby manni on Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:28 pm

Something about old HW. I got a HP Vectra Vl 5 yesterday. P166MMX with 24 MB RAM and 7.4 GB HD. I installed Debian, it's nice server, running psybnc and Apache, small and silent PC, what else can I ask.
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