Howdy from the Radio Ranch,
I'm at the end of my rope
, I'm grateful my neck was not in the noose, LOL!
I'm looking for a part-time mentor
who can help me start putting together a "new" Linux computer. I can't pay you anything, but my undying gratatude.
To start out, I'll need some advise
as to the quad processor, 8 gB of RAM, full tower case and ample power supply. I'm willing to go with a decent slot video card and slot audio card (with Surround sound?). This will not
be a game
machine, unless you don't consider regular I]Solitaire[/I] or Mahjong.
Now, as far as hard drives go, it's my understanding the 1& 2 Terabyte hard drives are not reliable and go belly up
way too early. But, I'd like to set the computer up with the ability to add additional hard drives (up to 9?) in a RAID configuration.
I have a lot of data
in M$ Excel spreadsheets
and would like to convert them over to a Linux database, so that other club members could view and download the information they need, even if they are a WINDOW$ user.
This would envolve something like building a website, getting it on the Web, yet keeping it hidden
to unauthorized people. To those who could see it, would have to have a password to get into the site and download information. Some of the data is very confidential, so not everybody needs to see it.
Now, I promise not to pester you all the time. I'll do my best to look things up first, then ask for HELP
when I'm stuck.
Is therer anyone out there willing to help an Old Man
realize his dream? You can send me a PM on here OR: KA5.LQJ(at) gmail.com,
Thanks for LQ^QKing <===glasses, LOL!