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[SLUG] Old PCs
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- Subject: [SLUG] Old PCs
- From: jam <jam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 11:16:52 +0800
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It's nice to read, esp when they say it more elegantly than I could ...
Converting an old PC into a home or office server may look like a good idea
on paper, but in reality, the idea has a few serious drawbacks. For
starters, old PCs tend to be noisy, power-guzzling monsters, and older
components make them less reliable. Turning an old PC into a server also
means installing and configuring all the necessary software, which can be a
time-consuming and laborious process. If the drawbacks of this approach
outweigh for you its possible advantages, consider instead Bubba Two, a
nifty Debian-based device that can be used for a variety of tasks.