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yimmmy
June 25th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Ok heres what i have>

ibm think center (not positive of the model )
intel pentium D (not dual..)
512 mbs pc3200 ram
40gb ide Hdd
nvidia gfore 6600 gfx card
dvd drive..

this computer is pretty much out of box 6 years ago..
so i am wondering what i would use it for its old and i just have it sitting there, i am looking for suggestions of use , i was really looking into media but i have a Winxp pro tv tuner that im almost sure dose not work with ubuntu ,
if you would post A distro of ubuntu and possible uses of this junker ,it would be great <
thanks.

sydbat
June 25th, 2008, 04:28 PM
I have an 8 year old PIII with just under 500MB RAM and run 8.04 32bit just fine. I'd try that and see how it works for you.

yimmmy
June 25th, 2008, 04:33 PM
ok , it was a suggestion of mine but im still looking around for more opertunities for this 9C

fiddledd
June 25th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Here's a few suggestions:

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/computeractive/features/2013881/uses-old-pc

fiddledd
June 25th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Just thought of 1 more:

Add a Webcam and use it for Home surveillance.

yimmmy
June 25th, 2008, 05:12 PM
acctually a home servalunce system has been in the back of my head for a long while now im just not sure what programs to do it with

fiddledd
June 25th, 2008, 05:22 PM
How about this:

http://www.zoneminder.com/

EDIT: forgot to say it's in the repositories, I think.

yimmmy
June 25th, 2008, 05:26 PM
That program looks pretty spiffy! i think i might just throw it on there , any suggestions in the media center part maby myth tv or linux mce , linux mce has caught my eye its just i dont have the proper tv tuner for it and all the bluethooth components