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Extra tower, what to do?
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abbaZaba
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Oct 11, 2008, 07:03 PM
 
I've got an extra tower lying around. any ideas what it could be used for? it currently has ubuntu running on it and has a 2.5GHz celeron processor and 256mb ram so it's no workhorse but I imagine it could be used for something more than just sitting in the guest room running all day.
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 09:14 AM
 
Stick an extra 512mb RAM & TV card in it & make it a mythtv recording box?
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 09:46 AM
 
I moved this out of networking since it's about an extra tower.
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 09:58 AM
 
But why move a thread about a Celeron system to the Power Mac forum?

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Oct 12, 2008, 10:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
But why move a thread about a Celeron system to the Power Mac forum?
Extra towers and their uses independent of OS best fit in this forum. If the discussion is more about an extra tower + Windows and Linux, then it should be in Alt OS, but I didn't get that impression at the time. The OP can let us know his intent or a Mac Pro mod can move it again.
( Last edited by Cold Warrior; Oct 12, 2008 at 10:50 AM. Reason: sp.)
     
   
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