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Richlife

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hey everyone,
i've got an old celeron 533 gathering dust, and was wondering if i could turn it into a server? (i'm bored...)

i think its got 320Mb ram, 8Gb hard drive, and a 100mbps network card.

how would i go about making it a server? do i need a particular operating system?

if it helps, the current hardware in the house is this:
sattelite broadband modem, printer, and 3 computers (2 XP, and 1 vista) connected to an 8port switch.
 

Tau

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Assumign you have a quick enough internet connection it would make a speedy webserver. run a LAMPS system on it and you would be fine.

Could also use it for a gateway if you wanted to get rid of your router...
 

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#3
What kind of a server?

You can turn it into a print server simply by having XP on it and plugging the printer in :p. Same goes with a NAS server or a VoIP server.

You wont be able to run a heavy server like a game (such as counter strike: source) on it though.
 

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What kind of a server?

You can turn it into a print server simply by having XP on it and plugging the printer in :p. Same goes with a NAS server or a VoIP server.

You wont be able to run a heavy server like a game (such as counter strike: source) on it though.
Never thought of that... yeah a dedicated print/fax spooler would be cool.
 

Pinchy

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#5
Well I am actually building an ITX (17x17cm) box as a home network server for the following things:

1. Print server
2. Scanner server
3. VoIP server
4. Network attached storage
5. Card reader (so I only need to attach a card reader to it and all comps can share it)

All I gotta do is put a gigabit LAN card in, install Linux/XP/Server 03 and it should be all good :) (So much cheaper than actually getting a NAS/Print server/Ethernet VoIP phone)