What can I do with my extra computer?
August 6, 2007 2:13 PM Subscribe
What are some creative things I can use an extra desktop for? The computer is big, loud, and hot, so I keep it in the pantry with a wireless adapter and access it via SSH or remote desktop.
posted by lpctstr; to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It's a 2yr old computer (no monitor) - fast with lots of disk space, a good video card and TV tuner. I don't want to keep it on 24/7 because of the noise (it rattles) and the heat. I have 3 computers which are up 24/7 anyways: a linux server, a laptop (no keyboard) in my kitchen for music & voip, and a regular desktop.
A few ideas I had:
- Sell it on craigslist, but I don't really want people coming in my home.
- Backup my documents (I should probably start making backups anyways)
- Testing new operating systems or applications