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What can I do with an old desktop PC tower?

Asked by Gavel (173points) August 2nd, 2007

I have a redundant computer. It is loaded with Windows 2000 Professional and has CD rewriter, Iomega zip and floppy drives. Not sure about RAM or hard drive size, but for its day - about three years ago - it was pretty good.
I'd love to make use of it somehow. I run a one-man business from home on a shoestring ...
All ideas/suggestions welcomed.

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klaas4's avatar

You can use it for a server, if you need one. Especially Windows 2000 is good for that. Or, what I do if I was in this situation, use it as a backup computer, you let two computers synchronize. That's actually all I can think of, because you can do so much with it, but you just need the right idea.
I hope I helped a little bit.

MrGuilt's avatar

Server/backup computer is probably the best play. The only other thing I can think of is a kid's computer. That's what I did with my old box when I got my MacBook.I

apb3's avatar

server/back up is probably the best generic answer. More specifically, I would have a go at setting up a dedicated media server box. I've done it with mini but would be happy to assist with ideas if you forward system specs.

glial's avatar

Install Linux on it and learn something new.

Spargett's avatar

I would donate it. There are plenty of poor families that are so incredibly handicapped by the fact that they don't have a computer.

Especially the children in the family in relation to school needs.

macsi's avatar

Yer gve it, if ir no more use for u. U can check in add in the buy&sell journal add, and then u be certain 2 gave 2 somebody in need it and want it. that whil be nice i thing.

geekmum's avatar

Install Linux and (with a few more steps) turn it into a DVR.

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