View Full Version : [ubuntu] Worth upgrading for a personal box?

October 10th, 2010, 05:47 PM
I have an ancient computer that's been running Ubuntu since about last year. I started with 8.04.4 but then upgraded to 10.04 via apt-get.

I mostly use this machine as a file dump for other computers on the network.


Ram: 85 MB ( :) )
Hard drive: 17 GB
Processor: 500 Mhz

Works like a charm. Just wondering if there is anything amazing/new about Maverick that would benefit me.

Thanks :)

October 10th, 2010, 11:18 PM
If you're only using it to store files for other machines, 10.04 should work just fine. I'd upgrade that hd though :P

October 10th, 2010, 11:46 PM
I recently found a 20 GB disk for web server so I am back off USB sticks for the time being.

I move the backups from the machine regularly so that I am safe from disaster. I backup the machine every day. My shell script does it automatically.

Depending on the disk limitation you might be able to use an 80 GB disk which would make it a lot more useful file server.

Once I get a CPU somewhere, I will be able to dangle a 2 TB disk on my web server making it a huge rig with lots of potential.