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Frank Carver
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In the spirit of the "what distribution" thread, would anyone like to comment on what sort of hardware you run your Linux/Unix on? It might be really interesting to get some idea of the spread of CPU,memory and disk size as well as any other notes and comments.
I'll start:
At home I currently have
"campbell" celeron600/256MB/40G small-footprint box with no CD-ROM, used as a mail server, firewall, shared drive and local web server running e-smith Linux
"cape" PIII700/512MB/30G 1U rackmount, duplicate and backup of "puna", see below.
"wigeon" Celeron300(overclocked to 450)/256MB/8G + 6G + 2x17G(RAID) tall tower case and weird mix of hardware; runs whatever I'm playing with
"garganey" dual PIII1000/512MB/40G my main workstation, has a RH7.2 installation but mostly runs Windows 2000
"shoveller" 486SX25/16MB/No HD; dusty old box which currently boots from a single-floppy distro and works as a firewall, although I'm planning to add a HD and use it as a programmable timer/scheduler
In a public colocation facility I have:
"puna" PIII700/512MB/30G 1U rackmount, runs a customized RedHat LInux (same as "cape" above).
At customer sites, I regularly maintain and/or use:
- Duron1000/256MB/2x40G(RAID) mail, gateway, shared drive box running e-smith Linux
3 x various Compaq/DEC alpha boxes running DECUnix/OSF1
Anyone else want to join in ?
 
Mark Fletcher
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Hi,
I have:
"constitution": DellXPSD233 upgraded to Celeron 700. 384MB memory. 2x20GB HD's. Runs SuSE 7.3 . I use this box as a release environment for my Java and web development
"excelsior": Home build 1.4GHz Athlon. 512MB DDR. 1x40GB HD. Runs Windows XP Professional. I use this box for email, games and as a development environment (Java thru Forte, Visual Studio 6).
Cheers,
Mark
 
Greg Harris
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i am pretty new to linux... but i do have 2 installations working:
"jackstraw" : 1700AMD-AthlonXP / 256M-DDR / 40G / CD / CDRW / DVD(not working yet)/ RedHat 7.2 / dual-boot with Win98 on a separate 30G. i am beginning to do all of my programming on the linux installation... and, now that i have installed Star Office 5.2, it might be a long time before i boot Win98 again!
"vaio" : 360-PII / 128M / CD / DVD(not working yet) / Sony VAIO laptop / RedHat 7.1 on a 2G partition. i installed linux on the partition for my Operating Systems class in college. i run this from the command line.
[ May 09, 2002: Message edited by: Greg Harris ]
 
Tim Holloway
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The mousetech.com primary server is a Compaq 5250 Presario with 384MB RAM. It runs Apache, Tomcat, JOnAS EJB, PostgreSQL DBMS and still has room left over for running Netscape under X windows.
The backup server is a P-200 (used to be a P233 till the CPU fan melted and I had to scrounge for a new CPU). It actually started out in life as a 486-66 tower server box, but most of its innards have been replaced.
My wife's old P-166 (48MB RAM) makes a nice machine to burn CDs and do my tape backups with. You CAN run Gnome on it, but you won't enjoy it much. Besides it has an cheap video card in it.
Finally, I'm typing this in at a brand new DIY box - Athlon XP 1800+ running on a Shuttle AK31A motherboard. It's my Windows machine, but I introduced it to Linux not too long ago. Right now it's a little flaky regardless of OS. Hopefully that will be curable, since it's REALLY painful to run a Java IDE on any of the other machines.
 
George Brown
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My setups are all home-built from bits and bobs - I've recently scrapped the 486 gear that I was using with slackware linux, my current boxes are as follows:
"smoothwall" P133/32MB/1.7G CD-ROM used as a dedicated firewall and occasional file server (on green only, through scp) running smoothwall linux - I have plans to use this to automate various regular network tasks. The green interface connects to a hub on which there are also:
"spodbox" K6-233/64MB/4G CD-ROM used as a general purpose workstation, occasional file server and web server and frequent testbed running red hat linux, shares a monitor with...
"deckard" AthlonXP1700+/256MB/32G CD-RW used as a dual-boot system between windows 2000 and red hat linux, my main box, to which I shall give a memory boost when I get back to the UK in a few months.
Also thinking about getting another large box to add for distributing tests.
All the boxes have been tweaked in various ways through using Quiet PC components to keep the decibel levels down.
 
Adam Hardy
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Well for what it's worth, here are my 2 boxes:
Windows: Intel 600MHz, 128MB RAM, 25GB SCSI + CDRW, DSL connection, networked, running NT4, put together myself -- should last for another 2 or 3 years.
Linux: AMD 450MHz 128MB RAM, 40GB IDE HD, 16MB Videocard, networked, running Redhat 7.x, Tomcat & mySQL. Originally bought from a small computer dealer who put it together but I don't think it's got any of the original bits. It's almost too slow to develop on with KDE, gotta get a new one and then try to make this into a commserver to allow both other machines to access the DSL line.
Adam
[ May 14, 2002: Message edited by: Adam Hardy ]
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