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  • What can you do with this computer?

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    • Processor Name "05/08"
    • Processor Frequency "999.93 MHz"
    • Memory 514 MB
    • 3 USB Drives
    • Wired Ethernet Port
    Display
    • Resolution 1280 x 1024 Pixels
    Multimedia
    • Audio Adapter HDA-Intel - HD - Audio Generic
    • Input Devices
    • AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
    • PS/2 Generic Mouse
    • PC Speaker
    SCSI DisksATA SD8GB RDC SDNetwork Interfaces
    • lo
    • eth0
    • wlan1
    (Wireless network card built in)Operating System
    • Linux 2.6.30.5 (i586) (Puppy Linux)
    We did not decide to sell this computer because we thought it would serve the community better.Our moderators will determine the best idea submitted in this thread, and we will ship this computer to the forum member, provided that he or she lives in the continental U.S.

  • #2
    Chances are the CPU is a Via C-series or Transmeta, which are low-cost/low-power CPUs.
    Figure the popular M10000 motherboard runs a VIA C3 CPU, and a C5 would be a later version of that chip.

    I think the best service to the community would be a Linux distro accessing a local set of HTML pages that would showcase some of your products or installs. You could loan it to trusted members to display at meets and the like, or for the bigger events like AFKFest.


    Another idea, since it has USB ports, is to turn it into a mobile hotspot, with internet connection fed by a USB cellular card from whichever provider.
    You can set this in a central location at shows or meets, and you are a wireless hotspot, regardless of where you might be!


    Keep serving the community!
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    • #3
      Being that I already have my carpc together, but still need a netbook for simply browsing the web, I'd install Easy Peasy on it. I would also remove the plastic cover off the lid of it and put a touchscreen there, so it could double as a tablet PC. I'd also be looking to set up the outer screen to rotate as I rotated the tablet...like iPads do!!!

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      • #4
        you could donate it to a children's cancer ward at a local hospital surely they would have a better use for that unit than someone from this forum as its alittle under powered for most carputing needs SNO

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        • #5
          Originally posted by snotwistr View Post
          you could donate it to a children's cancer ward at a local hospital surely they would have a better use for that unit than someone from this forum as its alittle under powered for most carputing needs sno
          +1
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          • #6
            Originally posted by snotwistr View Post
            you could donate it to a children's cancer ward at a local hospital surely they would have a better use for that unit than someone from this forum as its alittle under powered for most carputing needs sno
            +2
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            • #7
              Seems to be a good device for kids use:

              streaming video from car pc storage wirelessly

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              • #8
                Originally posted by snotwistr View Post
                you could donate it to a children's cancer ward at a local hospital surely they would have a better use for that unit than someone from this forum as its alittle under powered for most carputing needs sno
                +3
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                • #9
                  Anyone know of a children's cancer ward that will be able to use this then?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by justchat_1 View Post
                    +1
                    Originally posted by BenKenobi View Post
                    +2
                    Originally posted by BCasey View Post
                    +3
                    +4

                    This thing remind me of the V-Tech PC I used to have when I was a kid. It had the mono color screen with a cheesy rebot voice. Im sure this would be cool to play kids games.
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                    • #11
                      i agree with the donation. but underpowered??? my current setup is based on an asus EeePC with Celeron 900mhz... this thing can't be much slower than that, can it? anyone have any info on benchmarks for it?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Heather View Post
                        Anyone know of a children's cancer ward that will be able to use this then?

                        http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TruckinMP3 View Post
                          OMG, havent seen you in such a long time!
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                          1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
                          4X MK808b
                          3x Perixx Touchpads
                          3x 7 inch Screens
                          1X 7 inch motorized Screen
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                          • #14
                            here is a link i found to a hospital/cancer centre in the US they have adolesent care as well seeems like a good place as any SNO http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-an...tal/index.html

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                            • #15
                              Play some pacman or go all out and have a pong tournament?
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