From: Matthew French (mfrench42 at domain yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Wed 11 Sep 2002 - 10:22:50 IST
Paul Kelly was espousing the benefits of old hardware:
> Niall O Broin wrote:
> > A P75 is bigger, consumes more electricity, and is noisier than a nice
> > router. It also will have a hard disk which is subject to failure (and
> > actually quite LIKELY to fail, given the age of the box).
> Rip out the hard disk. Maybe throw in whatever spare SIMMs you can lay
> your hands on. Make it boot & run from a CDROM drive.
Even worse idea. CD ROM drives are the one component I replace more often
than mice (closely followed by keyboards). They also tend to fail at awkward
OTOH, a EUR20 CDROM drive would make the same machine nice and reliable
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