[svlug] Free Celeron PC (256MB RAM, no HDD), plus bits; in Mtn View

Larry Platzek larryp at inow.com
Sat Jul 2 23:44:06 PDT 2005

Bill I would like the computer!
I could come over on Sunday if you wish.

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Bill Kendrick wrote:

> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 22:01:06 -0700
> From: Bill Kendrick <nbs at sonic.net>
> To: SVLUG <svlug at lists.svlug.org>
> Subject: [svlug] Free Celeron PC (256MB RAM, no HDD), plus bits; in Mtn View
> I've replaced my old desktop system with that new "Great Quality" (*snicker*)
> PC that I picked up at Fry's, thanks to a thread here on SVLUG's list.
> So, I've now got an okay-condition Celeron system to get rid of.  Free to
> whoever wants to come pick it up.  It has no HDD, but booted Knoppix just
> fine, and should be a more than capable LTSP device (thin client).
> Or, you know, stick a hard drive in and install Debian. :^)
> Specs include:
>  * Some kind of Celeron; 300MHz default, I think; I had it OC'd to 450MHz
>  * 256MB RAM
>  * 48x (or 52x?) CDROM drive; it's brand new, out of that Fry's box
>  * Some kind of AGP video card; not accel'd 3D
>    (I swapped my 3DFx Voodoo into my dad's PC as an upgrade to run Celestia)
>  * Soundblaster sound card
>  * Some reasonable 10/100 NIC card
>  * Built-in PS2 mouse/keyboard
>  * Built-in USB 1.1 (x2)
>  * Built-in 9-pin serial (x2)
>  * Built-in printer/parallel
>  * ISA, PCI and AGP slots (some filled by devices listed above)
> I've got some additional stuff you can have if you want it:
>  * AVA-1505A ISA SCSI card (I was using it with my scanner; my box has no ISA)
>  * Some kind if ISA modem
>  * Another ISA sound card / game port  (musta been in another old box)
>  * An ISA card that provides an additional two serial ports (9pin and 25pin)
>  * PS2 keyboard (came with the Fry's box; I didn't like its layout)
>  * Logitech 3-button mouse (no scroll, not optical), also PS2
>  * Two sets of cheapish speakers (they did the job, though!)
>  * Game pad (kinda like a Nintendo or Sega controller; connects to game/midi)
> E-mail me off list if you're interested in all or part(s) of this, and we
> can set up a time for you to come by and pick it up.  I'm in Mountain View.
> Thanks!
> -- 
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Larry Platzek  larryp at inow.com

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