Older free computers

Hey guys,

I've just been lurking here for a while - I'm not a member or
anything. I'm in the process of moving closer to downtown, and today
I dug up a few old desktops I've had lying around. As far as I know,
they're all in working condition - or at least they were - and could
probably boot up.

I believe the processors range from a 733MHz Pentium 3 to a 1GHz AMD
(k6 or k7, I don't remember what family), a P4 something and a Celeron
D 330 (2.66GHz). If anyone wants them, I'd like to get rid of them -
they'd be fun to tinker with, turn into a modest home server or
firewall, rip apart for art or even repurpose the cases or cables.

I think most of them have a valid license key for Windows XP on the
side of the unit. If anyone took them, I'd appreciate if you DBANned
them, since I don't think I bothered. Anyway, I'll be here the rest of
the day packing and cleaning, so if someone wants them, that'd be
pretty awesome. Otherwise I'll likely pull the drives and sit them
next to the dumpster with a sign.

hey jay,

i/we would be interested. i am trying to put together a hacklab at
the space and could use a few working machines, especially that 2ghz
box, which might make a good host for some virtual machines. if you
want you could bring them to the space tonight since there will be
people there, i will be there friday night around 7 if that time works
better for you.

also, i can take care of DBANing them as well.

I disagree somewhat. Hive13 isn't really interested in accumulating
hardware older than circa P4/2GHz. We don't have the space right now
to have a lot more old machines sitting around.

I'd suggest taking them to one of the resources listed on this page:

Chris, if you want the machines, you can take them, but could you take
them home with you until you have them configured into something that
the space can actually use?


I might be interested in the P4, but I have no idea what DBAN’ing is.



“Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.”

dave - sure, i'll take responsibility for them.

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