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Old February 21st, 2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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What to do with my extra workstation.

I have a Gateway 827GM sitting here. I acquired this from the company I used to work for. It's got Windows Media Center Edition on it but I've been messing around with Ubuntu Studio on it for a while. It can be formatted or anything else be done to it, but was wondering if anyone had any interesting ideas of what I should do with the machine? Btw, i'm not going to send it to you....I know someone would suggest this lol. So.....let's hear some ideas :)
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Old February 21st, 2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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Donate it to a charity like Goodwill?
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 01:45 AM   #4
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I'm looking more so for something that I can do with it.
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 03:25 AM   #5
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You could hook it up to one of your TV's and use it as a media server.

Other than that, if you really can't find a use for it, I think Chris Hurd's idea is wonderful.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #6
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Several things come to mind. MYTH tv server or stand alone.
www.mythtv.org
If its not powerful enough for MYTH, then do you need a smoothwall?
www.smoothwall.org
If it were mine I would set up a dedicated host for one of my favorite online games.
www.mekwars.org
Do you need extra file storage, toss some linux on it and load it up with hard drives. Do you have a batch process that consumes a lot of time on your primary workstation? I have my DVD burner in a seperate computer just to keep from tying up my editing computer.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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i've installed fedora core 8 recently and am really interested in MythTV, definitely going to check that out. Thanks!
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