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yeah it is kindsa funny how i won it -- i didnt even realize that i had an active bid. I have been trying on ebay for many weeks now and am always getting beat out right at the end -- i mean 30 seconds. so i opened up my email last night and it said i had won an item and i only placed one bid on it but no one after me had bid so i guess i got lucky. I was losing computers for like $150 that were only half the machine that i got was. I got extremely lucky.
I am thinking about buying a wireless network card -- 802.11g if possible -- and using it as my personal linux machine. I may eventually use it for a low traffic website or personal ftp.
Did i get a good machine to run linux?
will the 667Mhz processor and 128 mb ram run linux without lagging? or will i have to put more ram in. I may also use the computer to further my knowledge and inquisitive nature of the innerworkings of a computer hopfully leading me to buil my own high end machine later in life - or maybe a year
128 mb is fine, just create plenty of swap. It will be slightly sluggish running X and anything else resource intensive however. (I know this because my home network fileserver runs on a 600Mhz Athlon with 128 mb RAM... very similar actually) Needs about 400 mb swap space though.
my machine is 500mhz with 191mb's of ram..and it runs knoppix and SuSE 8.2 just great, with no lag at all. i use fluxbox for my wm, and it's really dang quick, actually, but kde runs nicely also, but more ram is always nice :P
like i said i didnt even know that i was getting in it just kinda happened -- if i had remembered that i was bidding on the item i probably would have been watching it closer
i put a bid in on it just for fun cuz i wanted to see how high others would go on the item so i put a max bid in of $100 and ended up getting it for $87 plus sales tax and shipping and handling from Detroit to Chicago bringing the grand totoal(monitor not included) to $125