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post #1 of 10
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I've aquired a few systems which need OS:

Dell 8300. 3.0ghz P4 HT. 3gb of RAM. 160gb harddrive. Geforce 6200 256mb AGP.

Dell (???) 600mhz, 384 meg of ram, 35gb harddrive ???? Video card

Other is a 3.4ghz, 2gb of RAM Geforce 6200 256mb AGP 8x 200gb harddrive

Which OS would be best on these? The 600mhz system already has windows 98 on it.. but I'm gonna max these out and sell em for something, or put them to use. Which is the best OS (Windows based, No Linux please) for these systems?
post #2 of 10
XP

2nd Dell - leave w/98 smile.gif
post #3 of 10
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Which editions? I was thinking about getting that Fundamentals for legacy PCs for the 600mhz system.
post #4 of 10
1st: 7

2nd: XP

3rd: 7

My dad has his old studio rig updated with 7 which had XP on it for years. Specs are an AMD 2.2GHz single (forgot the name), 1.5GB of DDR RAM, GeForce 6100 XT (I think). 7 works perfectly on it.
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If you keep them, what will they be used for?
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Not sure. Any cool suggestions? I know they won't sell for much given they are all single core CPUs...
post #7 of 10
Windows 7 all around except for the 600MHz Dell that i'd put XP on and look up the mobo specs and try to max out RAM(512MB might be the max though)
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Thanks. But what sorts of cool stuff can I do with them?
post #9 of 10
If you were really bored, Fold on the CPU even tho they have one core!
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post #10 of 10
well legally speaking, you'd spend more on the OS's than any of these computers are worth with the OS. unless you have several windows retail licenses setting around, that you aren't doing anything with and got for free or really really cheap.

as for things to do with them, you have any use for a homefile server? or you could build a very configurable, highly secured router/firewall out of them...but this would require speaking of the OS that shall not be spoken...
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