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    What can you do with this computer?

    Enter the contest to win.


    • 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 Disks
    ATA 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.

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    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!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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
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    Seems to be a good device for kids use:

    streaming video from car pc storage wirelessly

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    Quote 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
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    Anyone know of a children's cancer ward that will be able to use this then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
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    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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