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Ultimate Geek

  #484556 22-Jun-2011 18:32
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My old and only server is a 1974 W.I.F.E,  that to be perfectly honest doesn't really know what she is doing as far as a server is concerned. So the HP would be a huge improvement. Would still keep the W.I.F.E to do other tasks through the house


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Uber Geek

  #484567 22-Jun-2011 18:51
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Pick Me!!!!

I don't have a server, but would love to network up the households ever increasing smart devices!

Would be particularly good to control and allocate wifi as my Intl homestay students tend to not have any concerns about chewing through my data cap if i don't kept a close eye on matters :P


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  #484617 22-Jun-2011 20:13
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This is my current file server:

My file server

Actually it's not so much a file server but more a warez server... I'm also worried that at some point she'll update her anti-virus software and realise that her machine has been 0wned.  Her broadband sucks as well.  Anyway, that's why I'd like my own dedicated machine for this instead of the one I'm currently using.

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Uber Geek

  #484622 22-Jun-2011 20:17
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Vodafone Router

Sooo this is my current server, an 8gb flash drive in the back of my Vodafone router....i could really do with a better backup solution/media server. Would be a really nice box to play with WHS 2011 with.

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Master Geek

  #484624 22-Jun-2011 20:18
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Dont have a server only have old desktop. The desktop has been over 10 years old and won't be able to do what I want to do that is virtualisation (practice my virtualisation skills). It has been commissioned and no longer running. IT died a few months back and not worth selling......

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  #484627 22-Jun-2011 20:21
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I'm in for this.
I have no server (however my kids think my desktop is a server since I had to replace it after the quakes).
With this I'd be able to properly lock down the internet access the way it used to be and make my desktop a desktop again. (not being a firewall, parental control machine, media server).

It's starting to work a bit hard sometimes for what it's function was meant to be.

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  #484629 22-Jun-2011 20:28
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Desktop. No server :(
Reason is that i don't have one, and would be keen to try out various server technologies (2008 R2, Linux etc).

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Wannabe Geek

  #484632 22-Jun-2011 20:32
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At the moment i'm only using a laptop, would love something to sore all my stuff on

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Wannabe Geek

  #484633 22-Jun-2011 20:32
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My current server is a dusty old IBM 6826 Netvista machine with mighty 1.8GHz CPU and a whopping 256MB RAM. I think its swallowed alot of plaster dust during the last 9 months of earthquakes and the repeated powercuts are giving its powersupply a good work out.

I'd love to win the HP Proliant Microserver so I can give it a sedate retirement serving as a shared pc for a friends family.
Old Dusty 

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  #484659 22-Jun-2011 21:08
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I would put the Microserver to great use to edit and print photos at my kid's school disco - the current HP2133 Netbook is painfully slow... I am sure I will find plenty of other good uses for it at home after the disco.


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Wannabe Geek

  #484717 22-Jun-2011 22:27
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I have a Soekris net4801 with a 160GB hard drive, running Debian. It's got a 256 MHz CPU and is a little slow, so I'd love to have a bigger server and run RAID.

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  #484718 22-Jun-2011 22:28
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I'd like one as my current server is actually my htpc and my dlt drive is playing up and preventing me from doing proper backups. I could put this at my fathers place which is line of sight from my place and have off site backups directly to it.

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Wannabe Geek

  #484730 22-Jun-2011 22:45
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Yes, please. If I win this, my current Raidon device will make another person very happy, so it's a win win from GeekZone.

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Uber Geek

  #484735 22-Jun-2011 22:59
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Current server is my desktop PC serving through Windows 7 Homegroup to 3 other computers. But homegroup has been decidedly sketchy as of late. Would be great to have something dedicated to the cause.


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  #484741 22-Jun-2011 23:29
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The HP Microserver sounds like a pretty nice rig, and a significant improvement over our current server. It is an Asus M4 series MB, a Sempron CPU, and 5 320Gb drives in a Linux (Ubuntu 9.04 LTS) raid6 array. Good for music and photos, but the HP Microserver sounds as though it would ensure our data security for a good while beyond our current setup.

Cheers, jbm

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