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post #1 of 22
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So... ever since I built my sig rig, I've had to clear some space from my desks.
This meant that the old-old computer had to go. I don't really know what to do with it, though, so it's been sitting at the corner of my staircase for the past few months.

Can't recycle, because of the lead in the CRT monitor. And besides, it seems the nearest computer recycling place is like a 50 minute drive away.

Can you guys recommend what to do with a IBM Aptiva?


sorry about the crappy image quality. I don't have a smartphone - cellphone camera can't focus.

450Mhz Pentium III
512KB L2 Cache (i think)
96MB RAM (can hold up to over 300MB RAM!)
10GB HDD
Windows 98


Sorry if wrong forum - I just assumed I could put it in the Intel section since it has a Pentium III in it.
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post #2 of 22
fold with it...
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post #3 of 22
Donate it to a school.
post #4 of 22
drop it off at a homeless shelter
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post #5 of 22
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I doubt the little folding power it has will justify the electricity costs.

And yes, school computers are crappy, but not this crappy. I think the new laptops even have i5's in them :O
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post #6 of 22
Little Linux server ?
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreakaZoidDK View Post
Little Linux server ?
Thats what I am thinking.
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post #8 of 22
Anything will be nice for a linux system. And in linux there is allways something to do...
Kernel compiling - shell scripting - apache playground.
It is always nice to have a backup PC. If something goes wrong with your rig (which i hope it does not happen) the you can go with the backup PC to OCN and ask!
Or you could try to join a botnet with this PC. I konw it`s hard to join a botnet nowadays. They don`t accept everyone now.
__JK__
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post #9 of 22
Server
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post #10 of 22
Server comes to mind. I made my old comp a linux firewall/file server and couldn't be happier.
    
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