View Full Version : Uses for a Quadra 650
05-04-2002, 06:18 AM
hi all... maybe a weird question but .... i have a quadra 650 lyin around and its not worth selling as the postage will probably be more .... so ... i am running a G4 + a G3, both with OS X ... are there any uses that i can make with of the Quadra ... any ideas will be helpfull ... on idea was to have a program such as limewire running ... would this be possible???
Craig R. Arko
05-04-2002, 07:15 AM
Well, I use Quadra's (running 8.1) as mail servers (EIMS) and DNS (MacDNS) servers all the time; the other possibilities are to look into NetBSD (http://www.netbsd.org/) or shop around for an old copy of A/UX.
05-05-2002, 06:19 AM
since i only have the 2 machines+ im not a pro is there any other uses for it?? can i run a program such as limewire on it?? or run some kind of mp3 server off it?? (that would be good)
05-13-2002, 11:37 AM
I started to get into running a webserver when i was in college and i started by using a IIci and it was not terribly fast, but it worked great. a quadra is a step up from that and if it is not heavily used it would be great for a webserver. the only thing you might want to do is drop a larger drive in it for more space. I have stepped up several times to where i am running an imac 333 as my webserver now, but i still use a 7100 as an email and DNS server and it is more that fine for the limited amount that me, my brother and father and occasionally mother hit it for our own use. the nice thing about having it as an email server is that you can set it for not having a limit on size of an email. the only limitation would be the harddrive.
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