[vcf-midatlantic] Computer, free to a good home
wfdudley at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 17:28:10 EDT 2020
I have a Gateway "pizza box" desktop computer that was given to me.
I can't figure out the model number, but here are the specs:
build date: 2002
cpu: Celeron 1.4GHz
RAM: two SDRAM slots. They each have a 512MB stick, however, the BIOS
will only recognize one or the other of them. Either one
works in either
slot, but both won't work together. (This is a show stopper
for running Linux).
disk: IDE. I've installed a *BAD* 6GB disk as a place holder, because the
mounting method is non-obvious. The original disk was owned
by a friend
and I don't feel right giving it away, even if I wiped it.
On the motherboard: video, sound, Ethernet, USB, plus PS/2 keyboard and mouse
sockets. In theory, the computer can boot from USB or the network.
This system is too limited for me to actually use for something, but
it would make a
good MSDOS box. It had Windows XP on it, and ran "OK", if slowly.
The computer is in Jackson, NJ, and I'm willing to drive about 30
minutes to meet up
with you. Or I can drop it at the next VCF Workshop and you can pick
it up there. I
don't feel like trying to ship it.
This email is free of malware because I run Linux.
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