[opensource] Dell PowerEdge 2500 :: Needs a Good Home

Brian Swaney swaney.29 at osu.edu
Tue Mar 27 14:59:16 EDT 2007

I think FreeGeek Columbus would be a good start for the computer... I
could ask some charitable groups I've worked with in the past, but I'm
sure someone else will find a use for it long before I reach them (if
you really want to try them anyway, just let me know and I'll buddy
pounce one of them).

In regards to the server, I'm sure you have far more experience than I

-Brian Swaney

On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 14:35 -0400, Nate French wrote:
> Hey!  All y'all are geeks, just for lookin'!   ;o)
> I'm writing because the law firm where I work has an old Dell
> PowerEdge 2500 which is going into retirement in the near future (most
> likely after May).   In the past year it has not even been "used" but
> it has been powered, "just in case a document didn't transfer to the
> new system."  Anyway... as retarded as that just sounded here's the
> cool part: 
> The administration here is looking for a good candidate to receive
> this fine piece of donated equipment.  I know there is a significant
> community of FOSS / Linux / Geek people out there who work with "IRL"
> community programs.  We are looking for schools, churches, rec
> centers, or any other community efforts, volunteer or otherwise, which
> could use an addition or upgrade to their IT infrastructure.  We are
> also looking for someone to help make the server (which will have
> blank disks) become useful as part of some solution for the community.
> I have agreed to donate some of my own time, but my limited experience
> likely won't suffice for any reasonable timeframe.  :o) 
> I'm thinking any place that has an "ad-hoc" LAN without any central
> file / mail server could really benefit.
> Details:
> 1150mhz Pentium III  -  (pretty sure it's not a P4)
> 1024mb ecc sdram 
> 3 x 36GB 10,000rpm scsi disks w. RAID controller
> Tape backup unit  -  (i think)
> If you know of anyplace which would benefit, or if you would like to
> volunteer, please reply without changing the subject line (the RE: is
> fine).  Also please "reply-to-all" or cc: my email address ... or else
> I might totally miss your reply.
> -- Nate French
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