[vcf-midatlantic] So, we're going to need an office computer.

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Fri Feb 5 00:26:00 EST 2016

We're going to need a computer for the new museum's office/workbench area.


1. It must have a very small footprint. A full tower, anything 
rack-mounted, servers, etc. are not suitable for our current situation. 
Ideally a "mini" case (ha! a minicomputer...) would serve us well.

2. We don't need a laptop and would rather have a desktop anyhow, so we 
can more easily upgrade it and avoid proprietary stuff.

3. Its motherboard should have a sufficient CPU and enough RAM capacity 
to run a modern operating system.

4. Serial port. :)

5. We'll need this in the next few weeks.

That's about it. I figure we can buy a cheap SSD, install Windows 7 SP1 
-- which is the least-worst version of Windows -- and make it dual-boot 
into Linux. I can do all of that myself, but it would certainly save 
time if the system gets to us already configured this way.

I have a spare USB keyboard/mouse to donate. VCF owns a few small-ish 
square LCDs, but we could definitely use a donation of a modern 
wide-screen LCD -- perhaps a 22-inch or around that size.

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