[CentOS] died again

Sat Dec 7 07:47:02 UTC 2013
Eliezer Croitoru <eliezer at ngtech.co.il>

Hey Michael,

The TPM can be an issue but once you install the OS(LINUX) on DISK(maybe 
on another machine) it should fly by default.
What is the meaning of "Trusted" by HP\COMPAQ? I do not know yet.

 From what I understand a Refurbished means "Used and was used in a 
company\office the last time before being tested in lab".

gotchas with RAM ? like what?
If it's a RAM that can take your workload for more then a week it is 
basically fine.
Only when you see weird stuff happening on the desktop you do understand 
that there is something wrong.
You can do the same like in servers that each and every boot do a full 
slow memory tests with the only difference: it do not have any ECC check 
at all.

Do you run compiling jobs on this machine and\or plain Coding ? others?


On 07/12/13 09:09, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Dec 2013, Eliezer Croitoru wrote:
>> What Refurbished means?
> newegg:
> "Refurbished" products have been tested to ensure compliance with original manufacturer specifications, and MAY include a limited manufacturer warranty - see the item's product page for details."
>> The hardware by itself looks nice but it might be a noisy machine.
>> HP support only windows Vista for this machine and I do not know what
>> bios and CHIPS it was built upon yet.
>> If it has the parts that this review claims:
>> http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-compaq-business-dc7800/4507-3118_7-32598385.html
> I noticed the TPM 1.2 .
> Am I going have to start dealing with the "trusted"
> computing crap when I get another computer?
> Also, I just noticed that the seller's answer to a
> question suggests that the power supply is borderline.
>> Due to "2.33" I assume it's not the E6750 but maybe E6550.
>> And as long you do not expect it to lift your desktop to the air it
>> should be a good machine.
> So no gotchas with Core 2 Duo and 2G of RAM.
>> Compared to INTEL ATOM it is rated for 65w which most ATOM are about 15w.
>> Basic EMAIL(not 40k emails) and basic browsing(not too much concurrently
>> open tabs) should run simultaneously by default.
> Development work.
>> If you can buy the 4GB as a package it will give you more air to breath
>> while comparing it to the old machine.
>> On 05/12/13 22:02, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> I'm considering the beast listed here, especially if my current beast dies:
>>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883250296&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-83-250-296-_-Product
>>> I note that it has an Intel Core 2 Duo and 2G of RAM.
>>> It has those in common with a lot of cheap PC's I've seen.
>>> Are there gotchas here that I should know about?
>>> I'm already aware that Core 2 is on Intel's discontiued list.
>>> My current beast has Pentium 4 with 4G of RAM.