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Ok so i have 2 idle computers aside from my main rig just sitting in my room. Both running Ubuntu Linux but not the most powerful machines ever. I ran a Minecraft server for awhile but i got bored of it. So my question....what should i do with them? I thought of using them to bot in a game but aside from runescape i dont know any freeware games you can bot in. I thought of setting up a home proxy server so i could use it from my school too surf whatever. Still might try that if i can figure out how. Also thought of bitcoin mining but thats just boring. So does anyone have any good ideas? Also be warned the GPU's on these things suck so bad that im using unity 2d. But the processing power is ok. So cmon shoot me some ideas.
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post #2 of 17
FOLD!
Fold lots. zodac will be happy if you fold.
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post #3 of 17
Make a home server.
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post #4 of 17
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im not sure what the first comment means to be honest lol. And what do you mean by a home server? like ftp? tried ftp once for an anonymous server people could just grab files off (not illegal) but i couldent get the darn thing working.
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post #5 of 17
use atleast one with the most drive space as a NAS sever (File/Backup) using freeNAS and run freeNAS of a USB stick
http://www.freenas.org/

The other can be used as a router/firewall/VPN etc using pfSense
http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=43 thumb.gif
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post #6 of 17
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Not sure i would use a file backup since i dont have important documents. I already got a router though lol im not sure how pfsense would do anything for me. Probably would but i just dont know what.
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post #7 of 17
Sorry forgot to post the link to the subforum.

But yes, fold :3

http://www.overclock.net/f/366/folding-home-guides-and-tutorials
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post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Whats fold exactly?
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post #9 of 17
You should BOINC and FOLD!!! One for each PC!
post #10 of 17
Google Folding@home or Boincing
Its great, will make you feel all warm inside
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