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This is a discussion on Spare Computer within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by AverageSoftware I run a five computer network at home (three Macs, three Linux, one Windows) and I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageSoftware View Post
    I run a five computer network at home (three Macs, three Linux, one Windows) and I find that FTP is the most reliable way to get everyone playing together from a file sharing perspective.
    3+3+1 == 5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    3+3+1 == 5?
    One dual PowerMac G5 running Mac OS X
    One iBook G4 running Mac OS X
    One PowerMac G4 Server running Slackware Linux 11
    One homemade dual Athlon MP running Slackware 12 and Windows XP
    One homemade Athlon 64 running Slackware 12

    3 Macs, 3 Linux, 1 Windows = 5 Computers
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    While were on the topic of what to do with old computers, what do you guys think of the prices for these specs?
    AMD Athlon 1362MHZ
    Ram: 256M
    HD: 40GB
    Price: $75

    PIII 800MHZ (A-Open)
    Ram: 256M
    HD: 36GB
    Price: $75

    PIII 800MHZ
    Ram: 256M
    HD: 8GB
    Price: $50

    Xeon 366MHZ (IBM)
    Ram: 256M
    HD: 6GB
    Price: $50

    All systems include:
    1 CRT monitor
    1 Keyboard
    1 Mouse
    Are any of these worth their price? Which should I buy and/or will be actually useful for something (i.e. fileserver, unixbox, etc)?

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    The last two seem rather overpriced, Well, I just sold my old crappy PIII 668MHz, 20GB hdd, 128M to my bother for $100AU - but hey that's my brother, inflated prices.

    I'd go with the first one, see if you can't knock off $25 and just buy the box (no kb, no mouse, no CRT).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageSoftware View Post
    3 Macs, 3 Linux, 1 Windows = 5 Computers
    thats because -

    Linux = 3;
    Windows = 2;
    Mac = -2;

    so 3*Mac + 3*Linux + Windows == 5;
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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