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So, my uncle gave me an old computer: 1GB of RAM, 1.7GHz dual-core, HDD 80GB, I'm definitely NOT going to trash it, so... What do I do with it? Ideas?

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  • 8
    um media server? shove a bigger HDD in it and maybe it could work.
    Or maybe a router? Or just an ssh box for random shit?
  • 3
    vpn server for when your on public wifi
  • 0
    Torrent box.
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  • 0
    Put it on a shirt πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • 0
    install ESXi ?
  • 0
    Install a lite version of your favorite OS. Or try to make a hackingtosh for the extra challenge. I got snow leopard on an old AMD Athlon from 2004 once.
  • 4
    It really depends if you're going to have it powered on all the time. If so, I'd trash it. It'll use too much power and your electricity bill will be £££.
  • 1
    Paperweight
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  • 2
    @skonteam ESXi with 1GB? Really?
  • 0
    Craigslist, Letgo, offerup
  • 0
    Media server? Or may be ftp...
  • 1
    I received an old HP once, 512mb ran 80gb hdd
    Installed Ubuntu Server and Plex Media Server onto it. Maybe you can try the same? πŸ‘€
  • 0
    All of these uses make more sense with a piΔΊ, and you'll save the cost of a pi within a year through power saving!
  • 0
    I agree a Pi would be better, but you could install Kodi ok the pc and use it as a media Centre. Much better on a Pi tho.
  • 0
    Get bigger storage and make it a NAS. That's what I did with my old one. Now everyone in the house torrents to the same computer, with Gigabit internet and they stream from it like there's no tomorrow.
  • 1
    torrent box, VPN, media server, pentesting os
  • 0
    Received a Google CR-48 from a friend
    powered up with a 128gb SSD
    installed Manjaro Linux with i3
    now it's the perfect tool to study new stuff and develop little projects when i'm laid on my couch
  • 0
    @julianmd You mean a LAN, NAS is for industrial environments, like residences.
  • 0
    @arguelloboy no, a nas is any network attached storage, what's storage is the primary function, you're thinking of something like a NetApp?
  • 0
    @ThomasRedstone Yeah you are right, NAS is storage solutions, I got confused, thought it was a "MAN" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    My bad :)
  • 1
    Make a pie book similar to @fatlard1993'd!
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