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Offline floppy

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hello,
since I installed TC4.2.1 to a pentium4 desktop of a friend, I got depressed with my AMD K6-III 550MHz desktop MoBo DFI K6xv3/+66, Snd blaster PCI128, MGA400 Graf card (a bit slow, no GCC running for making a specific kernel.. etc. etc.).
So, I ordered today a ( second hand ) pentium 4 for approx 60 Euros here. I will be busy making it working the next weeks (probably as home server, too).

But: what to do with my AMD K6-III ?   Throw it away? NEVER.
Give it? yes but not to any human specimen on 2 legs (Im searching where: schools of Stuttgart..).
I want a good next life for this machine: it could be used for learning purpose, where?
Any Idea is welcome. So, the general question would be: where to give a PC free of charge and make it valuable for the society in Germany?
(I dont want to simply give it to anybody who would try to sell it). Children, students, learning organisation, schools, poor people.. would be my targetted persons.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 10:53:54 AM by floppy »
AMD K6-IIIATZ 550MHz MB DFI K6xv3/+66
P4 HP DC7100 3GB 3GHz
Samsung NC10 boot from SD card port (via USB reader)
.. all TinyCore proofed

Offline vinnie

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trashware? Firewall? coin-op emulator?

Offline Jason W

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AMD k6 boxes are useful for testing 586 compatibility, I have one box but it has motherboard issues and is slowly dying.  I don't want to discourage anyone donating old stuff, but those who own a k6 can help with testing.

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coin-op emulator?
Game? Interesting.
Testing? (see Jason W proposal): ok.
I will buy a joystick and install "starfighter" from the extension repo.
Any other game proposal is welcome (for young boys >>40 playing with their children..).
I will go through the extension repo for checking what is good for my pc.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 05:30:06 AM by floppy »
AMD K6-IIIATZ 550MHz MB DFI K6xv3/+66
P4 HP DC7100 3GB 3GHz
Samsung NC10 boot from SD card port (via USB reader)
.. all TinyCore proofed

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floppy:
you look that beautiful gifts that amatcode made us among the last updates of TCZ

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floppy:
you look that beautiful gifts that amatcode made us among the last updates of TCZ
a new spaceship for killing alien invadors ion a 80` fashion???....;-)
I will see what is placed as new extension..
AMD K6-IIIATZ 550MHz MB DFI K6xv3/+66
P4 HP DC7100 3GB 3GHz
Samsung NC10 boot from SD card port (via USB reader)
.. all TinyCore proofed