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Old 04-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #21
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i'm pretty sure my dad has a 486DX2 laying around....

IIRC, it has a "turbo' button that makes it go from 33 to 50MHz though.
What a lot of people don't realize is when you pushed the "turbo" button, the system was running at its normal speed. They added that button because when the faster CPUs came out they were too fast for certain programs that were really popular at the time. So the "turbo" button was a way to actually slow the system down to run legacy software, not speed it up to run new software.

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considering the processor had no fan or heatsink other than it'* rather large casing, i'm kind of amazed it has lasted this damn long. thing still runs like new.
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Up until a couple months ago it was running Windows Server 2008 and hosting an FTP, Minecraft Server, Teamspeak, and hosting a couple websites.

It'* actually been converted into a firewall now and I converted my newer desktop into an Ubuntu server which took over its functions.
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Smoothwall?

The one in the basement is running OpenmediaVault. Much easier to use than FreeNas IMO.

I use to run Smoothwall 3.0. With stock applications it was a wonderful firebox, but there was this one particular addon that bogged the out of it. I think it had something to do with spyware and ads.
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Yep, it'* running Smoothwall. I think I prefer Untangle over Smoothwall, but it needs a fairly beefy machine with a decent amount of RAM so I opted for Smoothwall.
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This reminds me. I need to buy a RAID tower to put on my network so all of my media is one place and I can stop having to transfer crap around.
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Nick, a couple months ago, I was playing with Windows Home Server on my P4 raid setup. Took awhile to install/update, but it requires no human intervention after that. Once a small program is installed on all the clients, backups are done automatically. Even an entire SYSTEM can be backed up. This would include the backup partition used to reinstall the operating system back to factory spec.

Right now, I need to find a cheap 64bit system to upgrade to WHS 2011 64bit edition.

I can't use Win7'* autobackup feature with openmediavault because Win7 no longer supports network drive mapping. Which SUCKS.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132016

This is the RAID box I plan on buying. No OS needed as it plugs into an existing machine acting as one giant HDD.
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And for some of you kiddies that grew up with broadband internet, I got to experience dial-up BBS. Spitfire, Wildcat etc. I use to have a dedicated phone line for my computer just so I could run my own BBS. Oh the fun times of the early 90'*.

My first dial-up ISP was Compuserve. Which I think came out before AOL did.

Here is a nice video clip of "dialing into" the internet...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHW1h...eature=related
Yea I remember my Dad'* computer dialing up,cassette player/recorder and the recorder that you layed the phone on and them noisy track feed printers that would wake up the dead!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16816132016

This is the RAID box I plan on buying. No OS needed as it plugs into an existing machine acting as one giant HDD.

At first I thought that thing was a NAS, but it needs another computer as a MASTER? No thanks. I prefer a standalone, network dependant box that will communicate will all computers on a network without the need to have a particular pc on.
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