[aclug-L] Re: make use of using an old 486DX machine
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you could use it as a firewall if you wanted... or various other
things... um... not long ago, i had a bunch of ideas, but now i forgot
them all! : ^ ) you could set it up just to get more experience in
networking linux w/ linux, *BSD, or whatever OS you want to... (assuming
you want more experience!).. this is the main reason i'm using my
parents old 486DX2/66... that, and i want to try out some of the BSD
derivatives, but i'm using all the drives in my main computer right now,
and i'm too lazy to do any swapping (however, i want to just to screw
around w/ a prerelease of WinXP i got from a cd.image newsgroup! : ^ )
you could also use it as a "remote" mp3 player... set it up in your
living room or another room where you want music that your main computer
can't really cover, use nfs to mount your partition full of mp3z locally,
and play in either room (or both!) : ^ )
On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, George Sawi wrote:
> Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 01:11:35 -0500
> From: George Sawi <guysw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: discussion@xxxxxxxxx
> To: discussion@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [aclug-L] make use of using an old 486DX machine
> Hi, all
> Sorry on my typo, I have an old 486 DX/55 16M ram, 5x CDrom, 540M HD, sound
> blaster 8 bit sound card, and an old 9600 US robotics internal modem.
> I have install the Debian base on the system, and configure all the hardware.
> I could make this machine play Mp3 on the cdrom using mpg123.
> Beside that, I still don't know how would make use of this machine at home.
> Any suggestion?
> Beside this machine, I have an old P5 200, and I have cable modem.
> Thanks all,
> PS: Thank for Bruce pick my typo.
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