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 ...
There is no greater sign that a computing technology is worthless than the association of the word "solution" with it.
EDIT: oh crap. didn't see the second page....
Memorial University of NewfoundlandComputer Science
Mac and OpenGL evangelist.
While were on the topic of what to do with old computers, what do you guys think of the prices for these specs?Are any of these worth their price? Which should I buy and/or will be actually useful for something (i.e. fileserver, unixbox, etc)?AMD Athlon 1362MHZ
PIII 800MHZ (A-Open)
Xeon 366MHZ (IBM)
All systems include:
1 CRT monitor
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).
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.