There are regularly questions here about learning Linux networking, and the
only way you'll do that is by networking a couple of boxes together so
here's the perfect offer for you. You can have a Compaq Prolinea with 16M
RAM and 1G hard disk and a Novell NE-2000 network card for only IR£1 / MHz.
Each comes with a keyboard and mouse and a second NE-2000 to help you get
your network set up - just add your existing PC, a length of 50ohm coax.
cable, two T pieces and terminators (Peats or Maplins) and you're networking.
The machines have floppy disks but do NOT have CD-ROMs so your first
networking task will be to do a net install of Linux :-) (or of course you
can temporarily install an IDE CD-ROM). As mentioned, the price is a lowly
IR£1 / MHz and you have your choice of 100, 120 or 166MHz machines.
They run Linux just fine, although with 16M RAM X will be a little slow, but
you don't really need to run X on the box to play with networking. Anyway,
you can always throw some more RAM in - I might even be able to come up with
some for you.
If you want, you can have a monitor too - your choice from
Compaq 151FS 15" flat screen, does up to 1024x768 @ 72Hz (from SuSE's
database -> hsync 30-58, vsync 50-100), only IR£60.
Acer 33DL SVGA, exact specs unknown, only IR£30.
The NE-2000 cards are BNC/AUI only. If you want to plug one of these into an
existing TP network you can substitute a dual media 3C509 for the NE-2000
for a fiver, although there's a limited number of them.
A friend of mine is trying to do a big clearout, so we've priced these to
sell. If you don't like the prices, make me an offer - I can only say no.
These prices are for collection from my house in Lucan - delivery arranged
if desired at cost.
Shop early for Christmas !
P.S. Did I mention the speakers ?
Yasu amplified speaker system
Drive unit: 2x4 full range cone type
Frequency range: 150Hz-15kHz
Power lamp, ON/OFF switch, volume control
Power supply: 220v A.C. (integrated transformer, not in plug)
These are brand new, still in sealed bubble wrap in their boxes. Only IR£10
a pair. They're lovely speakers - as I write ddj is playing Everybody Hurts
from R.E.M. through them. Once again, definitely open to offer on the price.
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