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What are YOU runing?

Post by Linc » Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:44 pm

I am, as always, interested in the kinds of hardware and it's purpose in the average geek household. To that end, what kinds of computers are running in *your* house and what are you using them for?

Here at Linc's Lab, I run:
2 Sparcstation 20's - a mail/intranet webserver and it's backup running Debian
2 *old* Dell 2xxmhzmmx Pent's - mp3 server/file server/DNS/DHCP/NTP server and it's backup both running NetBSD
Pent 4xxmhz - gateway/router/webserver running Slackware 9.1
AMD Duron 950 - main workstation/print server running Slack 9.1
Pent 4xxmhz - secondary workstation/backup server(big disk space) running Slack 9.0
HP 9000/735 - HPUX test bed machine running HPUX 10.20
P90 Laptop - portable serial terminal mostly/checking out the latest NetBSD running, of course, NetBSD
P400 Laptop - portable workstation/TLLTS audio station running Slackware 9.0
Sparcstation voyager - portable workstation/sparc test install platform currently running SPLACK
SGI Octane - intranet webserver/IRIX testbed running IRIX
Then there are the ones I am not *currently* using but do use on occasion:
There's an Indy, 3 macs, 3 vaxen, a couple shoebox Sparcs, Digital Alphastation, and other odds and ends. I would love to get all this stuff runing all at once but need a bigger place to play :-)
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Post by pthread » Wed May 05, 2004 11:13 am

Well no wonder nobody replied, with that intimidating list of hardware before us. I can't match that, but I'll let my nerd manhood out in the open anyway:

1 Dell Optiplex GX150 1GHZ w 512MB RAM running Fedora at the moment
- Acting as the head node for my cluster proof of concept at the moment,
looking to turn it into a MythTV box over the summer...

1 Dell X200 Laptop, 800mhz w 384MB RAM running Gentoo w 2.6.4 kern + KDE 3.2
- Mah main squeeze!

1 Emachines (it was a hand me down I swear!) 400mhz w 512MB running Gentoo w 2.4.?
- Webserver thats currently not turned on. CLI only.

1 IBM PS/2 Consultant, 486DX baby... 16MB of RAM, running the Dachstien LEAF distro
- This little champ is my router firewall

1 Dell Wireless AP

1 Dell Optiplex GL+ 5100... not quite sure about the stats, this lonely guy is waiting for a good project.

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Post by Brian » Wed May 05, 2004 1:34 pm

OK, I'll bite.

1) Dell Inspiron 8200 - P4, 256 RAM, dual boot, Mandrake 9.2 and the OS that will remain nameless. I hardly ever use that other OS. Mandrake is not a stock install though. It's running KDE 3.2.2. and Gnome 2.6 on it and kernel 2.6.6. Also have wireless going on that too. It's a powerhouse and I used it almost exclusively for my Grad School Project - all done with OpenOffice. It began with Mandrake 9.0 and has also had Fedora Core 1 installed on it.

2) Pieced together desktop - P3, 256 RAM, Soyo 7vba-133 board, TNT 32 MB card, two hard drives, Sony CD/RW, kernel 2.6.7. It has morphed from RH 7.3 to Fedora Core 1 to Mandrake 9.2. Overall, a nice little machine. Used for web browsing, email, office apps, and listening to the Tech Show.

3) Old Gateway 2000 - Pentium 133, 48 RAM, headless, managed by webmin, RH 7.3/kernel 2.4.20. Currently running Apache and Vsftp and is used as an NFS server.

4) Gateway 600MHz/128MB, runs that other OS, circa 1998. Used mostly by my wife. The only time I touch it is to update the anti-virus and to see how my websites look in that inferior web browser most people use.

5) IBM 300GL, Pentium 200, 32 MB RAM, acts as an NFS server, running FreeBSD 4.7.

6) Enough spare components to piece together a Pentium and a Pentium 2 but I haven't done so.
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Post by mikeyp » Wed May 05, 2004 8:56 pm

I have a bunch of systems, but I wont take time to talk about all of them:


1.
Abit KD7-Raid
Athlon XP 1800+
256mb DDR-Ram (wish I had more)
100gb hard drive

2.
Epox 8K3A+
Duron 1ghz
128mb DDR-Ram (wish I had more)
60gb maxtor hard drive 5400rpm

3.
Mobo ???
Pentium II 400mhz
96mb SDram
4.3gb hard drive

4.
Mobo ??
Pentium II (i think its II) 250mhz
2gb hard drive


A few other systems that I am to lazy to get stats on. Maybe I will post about them later.

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More?

Post by Linc » Thu May 06, 2004 4:48 pm

OK, I forgot some...
Actually I forgot 1, a p433 E-machines box that I own but use at work running NetBSD as a tier2 ntp server, ftp server and secondary workstation.
Then there are the ones I just got at TCF:
g3 350 blue and white mac w 512meg of ram
hp9000 d220 server
sparcstation 5 with the 110mhz weitek powerup

What am I gonna do with them? Well, play on them of course! I'll figure something out :-)
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Post by Linc » Thu May 06, 2004 4:49 pm

pthread wrote: 1 Emachines (it was a hand me down I swear!) 400mhz w 512MB running Gentoo w 2.4.?
- Webserver thats currently not turned on. CLI only.
Hey I have one of those running NetBSD. Runs *fantastic!*. I hear a lot of people complaining about those boxes but mine hasn't given me a lick of trouble.
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Post by Linc » Thu May 06, 2004 4:52 pm

Brian wrote: ...<snip>...Used for web browsing, email, office apps, and listening to the Tech Show.
Yes!
<snip>... a prime candidate for me to someday try Slackware on.
YES!
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Post by pthread » Thu May 06, 2004 6:11 pm

Linc wrote: Hey I have one of those running NetBSD. Runs *fantastic!*. I hear a lot of people complaining about those boxes but mine hasn't given me a lick of trouble.
The ones I have seen have had a lot of problems. This one had a new power supply and ram put into it. Also, when trying to upgrade, trying to find documentation was a nightmare. It isn't as much of an issue anymore since all computers are becoming the same.

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Post by mikeyp » Thu May 06, 2004 8:27 pm

Linc how many working systems do you have???? 20+????

You are living my dream. Seriously. If my parents didnt complain about me having so many computers (I have 8 that boot, but only 4 that I use on a regular basis), I think my collection would grow into something like yours.

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Post by Linc » Thu May 06, 2004 10:12 pm

mikeyp wrote:Linc how many working systems do you have???? 20+????
Heh! A lot I guess. I am a collector, not a very good one though :-) I have <gasp> 25 upstairs here with me. There are a *lot* more in my basement - mostly 8bit machines like appleII's and comodore's and the like, but there are a few macs and unix boxes down there on the bench as well, and then there's still a sparc5 in my car and an Emachine running NetBSD that belongs to me in my office.... :-)

All of them run but I really only have like 9 of them running at the moment, but that changes day to day as well.
You are living my dream. Seriously. If my parents didnt complain about me having so many computers (I have 8 that boot, but only 4 that I use on a regular basis), I think my collection would grow into something like yours.
My wife is *very* forgiving. I have friends though with acres more computing power than I have. In fact, one of my friends has (I think) 4 Cray supercomputers amongst a housefull of other things.
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Post by chef8raygun2 » Sun May 09, 2004 8:33 pm

Being a Linux N00bie :oops: none of my machines have anything but Windows, though one 1 PC I do have a 10 gig partition named "Linux". So I'm still thinking about it. All is not hopeless with me.

Main Online and goofing PC:

AMD 2500XP
Biostar M7NCD Pro
2x 256 PC2700 Dual
GeForce4 Ti 4200
80 gig w/3 partitions
Audigy 1
52x24x52RW-CD
16 ROM-DVD
17" CRT Monitor
HP Printer w/ dried inks.
Flat top scanner
D-Link 4 port router

Music Making PC:

P4 3.0
Epox 4PDA2
2x 512 PC3200
GeForce 2 GTS
60 gig (5.4k rpm)
80 gig 2 partitions (7.2k)
36 gig Raptor (10k)
M-Audio 2496 hooked up to a H/K amp & MIDI stuff, studio speakers, controllers, cables everywhere watch your step, etc.
8x4x16 RW-DVD
12x10x32 RW-CD
21" CRT Monitor

15215CD Mac Performa
Makes a nice decor piece.
It works, but what to run on it?

I have an E machine too.
E-Tower 300c
Cyrix 300 I think.
"they were going to thow them out"
I took the poor thing in along with an
AST Premmia 4/33.
Oh well, better then having nightmares of not saving the "good" PC's from the landfills at least for a few more years.
I may give the E machine a go with a distro fulltime once I figure out what's going on in that world.

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Post by pthread » Sun May 09, 2004 9:42 pm

you may be able to put yellowdog linux on the Mac, I am not sure though.

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Post by chef8raygun2 » Mon May 10, 2004 1:59 pm

Thx pthread for the idea and a quick search in Google looks like you are correct.
But, that's the last thing I need right now is another project on a Mac no less, yikes!

I did reformat "E" drive on this PC into FAT32 and parked Knoppix there. The desktop icon has been changed to "Linux World".

I'll be a linux n00bie for quite sometime as I really should be composing some new music too.

Just not enough time for everything!! I could get me a rich lady and quit my job, that would help somewhat. Hmmmm?

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Post by Linc » Tue May 11, 2004 1:14 pm

pthread wrote:you may be able to put yellowdog linux on the Mac, I am not sure though.
Yes, I have Yellowdog running in a 8600, a 9500, and a Blue and white G3. It works great!
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Post by pthread » Tue May 11, 2004 1:29 pm

Funny thing actually, somebody just posted a news article over at philly2600 about getting OS X to run on an x86, he needs to repost it, because his web browser must have been smoking crack all the letters were all jumbled, but I will check it out, if it is worth anything I will post a link here...

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