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[SLUG] Old PCs

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.