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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484109 22-Jun-2011 07:00
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I currently have two Dell Dimension 3100 computers running Windows XP Pro.  Whilst they have done a good job, they are getting tired and will need replacing.

An HP Proliant Microserver would be a perfect replacement for these ageing machines and would give me the ability to do more in less time than I am doing now.

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  Reply # 484110 22-Jun-2011 07:12
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My aged Compaq desktopMy current home/business server is an aged Compaq desktop. It was commissioned as an audio server and fills that role capably, but my NAS was so painfully slow via ethernet that I'm now hanging it directly off the Compaq via USB - it's a lot faster.

The Compaq's key advantages are its size, small footprint and low power consumption. But it's not grunty enough for a lot of the other tasks I'd like to delegate to it. Nor is it even remotely capable of streaming video (as I said, it's a home/business server).

The HP Proliant might be just the beast. And the conference looks great - lucky you!



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  Reply # 484111 22-Jun-2011 07:17
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I run VMs on my gaming pc, it would be great to have a dedicated server.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484112 22-Jun-2011 07:18
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currently running my website off an hp laptop, definately need a server to replace it

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  Reply # 484114 22-Jun-2011 07:22
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Current setup is a 7 year old PC with 1G RAM and a whole 500MB drive running CentOS 5.3 for sharing files amongst my 2 PC's & Laptop. Something with some storage & speed would be awesome!

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  Reply # 484115 22-Jun-2011 07:22

Oh man oh man, i soooo want one. I helped a friend of mine set up a home network and have been toying with the idea for my home since :)

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  Reply # 484120 22-Jun-2011 07:40
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My first home server was a 200MHz machine I rescued from a dumpster. I set it up with Mandrake 9.0 and it sat quietly in my ceiling space for many years. In spite of being a 'sandbox' play area while I learned the Linux, it was also a faithful bastion host and NAS. Alas, all good things eventually fail to make the pretty lights. After that there was a crufty old laptop, but it just wasn't the same. That was my last home server, and that was *years* ago.

A shiny little HP Proliant server would find a very comfortable home at my place, as I need something capable of hosting my family's Minecraft world! It would also mean that the music doesn't stop in the lounge when the Youngest reboots to Windows to run something on Steam..

There are more deserving winners in this thread, and there are those who would make much better use of this machine's capabilities, but no one would be more delighted to win it than me. I would get 20 years use out of it. Fingers crossed!

The attached image was a proud moment (102 days uptime!).

100 days!

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 484121 22-Jun-2011 07:42
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Currently using VIA mini-ATX 1.0 ghz motherboard system as a server and it's god awful slow. Need to upgrade it, but can't justify the cash for it!

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  Reply # 484122 22-Jun-2011 07:49
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Nice one! Looking forward to upgrading my "back room"

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Master Geek

  Reply # 484123 22-Jun-2011 07:50
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Oh this would be a nice replacement for my Dell currently being used :D

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  Reply # 484124 22-Jun-2011 07:51
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I have NO Server, that's one I need that one !

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484125 22-Jun-2011 07:54

My old P4 server is getting a bit painful to use. VMware Server runs OK but when 2 or more VMs are running more than 10% the CPU runs over 70deg. And that's why the HP Microserver would help me get rid of the old dinosaur and let me run ESXi with plenty of storage.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 484126 22-Jun-2011 07:55
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I have an old laptop hooked to multiple hard drives and my TV, it is used to share media in different devices and as well watch on the big screen.  Having this one would definitely tidy up everything no more external hard drives and I can centralize everything, specially with Windows server I can set up a domain and have a proper network.

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  Reply # 484127 22-Jun-2011 08:01
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Looking at the HP product information page for this box, comments from users suggest that ESXi4.1 will install problem-free.  Makes it rather attractive.

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