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What should I do with my old P2 computer - "+" of having 2 computers?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by FuzzyWuzzy, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. FuzzyWuzzy

    FuzzyWuzzy Thread Starter

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    I figured its not worth selling since its worth nothing and I did spend alot of $ on it back in the time.

    Should I sell the parts in it that I dont need, and can sacrifice, bring it down to a basic barebone system basically? Like sound card, the fancy wireless keyboard i have for it, etc.

    Like what are the advantages of having 2 computers than 1. In my instance a desktop and a laptop. I could easily use my laptop to replace my desktop and what I was thinking was later on, buy a large LCD monitor and hook that up to my laptop so when Im at home, just shut the laptop leave on my desk, and since I'll have it connected to a seperate desktop LCD, mouse, keyboard etc, it'll be just like a desktop. Cost efficient too.

    Im a student and dont have much money to blow on stuff I dont need, so I want to sacrifice what I dont need and make it cash in the pocket if I can

    thanks
     
  2. Monstrous Mi

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    I have two suggestions:

    1. Turn an old computer into a linux firewall. All you need is two network cards. http://pigtail.net/LRP/

    2. Turn an old computer into a network printer server. http://pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/index.html

    These are both close to free solutions. And if you don't need these devices, build them anyways and sell them.
     
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