Re: Can I Upgrade an Old Dell Latitude?
- From: Nicholas Andrade <sdnick484@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 04:13:29 GMT
Alan Johnston wrote:
That's worth a thought. Thanks.
Personally, I'd consider using that machine as a router or even a file server. At work one of the research groups I'm involved with uses Soekris boards (basically an AMD 133MHz 486 clone wi/ 64MB of RAM) as wireless mesh nodes. Although I'd caution you that such an old piece of hardware would be tough to work with if you're not familiar with Linux (you'll at the very least want to compile a very fine tuned custom kernel). If the file server is iinteresting to you, your main limiting factor is actually the RAM; but if you could bump it to 40MB Pen mentions then you'd be in business (16MB would be enough for a nice router though...). The Linux kernel includes an excellent stateful firewall, and dedicated firewall/router distros like smoothwall exhist for this purpose (and FreeBSD is always an option...).
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