<div id="RTEContent">I was actually going to suggest a laptop, but you would still want to UPS the DSL modem, etc. The Lancewood system sounds like a capable replacement. But the laptop would consume less power, take up less real estate and emit way less noise.<br><br><br><b><i>Rick Moen <firstname.lastname@example.org></i></b> wrote:<blockquote class="replbq" style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"> Quoting Adrien Lamothe (email@example.com):<br><br>> Well, cleaning out dust is always a good thing to do.<br><br>True. I do my best to stop it at the front panel, which has wire grills<br>over three incredibly noisy 2" high-speed fans. The whine is loud and<br>annoying enough that I long ago stopped using my desk, which is right<br>next to it in the living room.<br><br>Anyhow, the few times I've cracked the case, it's seemed to me that<br>there was very little dust actually _in_ the cavity, because I pretty<br>frequently remove it from the
front-panel grills.<br><br>> I think it is an excellent piece of hardware. The 400BX chipset is<br>> very stable, a great choice for a server. The Pentium III Coppermine<br>> is a very capable processor.<br><br>For its day: very true. If only the damned thing were quieter and more<br>power-thrifty.<br><br>Before Reg Charney moved out of the Bay Area, he gave me a VA Linux<br>Systems 2230 2U system, which is based on the slightly newer and fairly<br>respectable Intel L440GX "Lancewood" motherboard, and has a single<br>PIII/833 (can support dual). Reg had disconnected the leads to one of<br>_that_ box's fans (and tested to make sure it didn't overheat), and<br>indeed it's way, way quieter than the current model 500 box.<br><br>Anyhow, I have in mind to migrate uncle-enzo over to the model 2230<br>Lancewood system -- either that, or something really quiet, modern, and<br>small. Like, imagine: I go down to Action Computer and buy a nice 2yr.<br>old laptop with a broken
LCD screen for $50. <br><br>That would be, what? Some P4/1500 or such with a gig of memory, a 40 GB<br>IDE hard drive. Built-in UPS (the battery). Quiet as a dormouse. Sips<br>only tiny amounts of power.<br><br>And, you know? There would be no performance difference, because of the<br>aDSL bottleneck.<br><br>> Don't let uncle-enzo die!<br><br>I might have him bronzed. ;-><br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>sf-lug mailing list<br>firstname.lastname@example.org<br>http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/sf-lug<br></blockquote><br></div><p>
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