Barebones Kit

From: Stephen Haywood 
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I want to teach my kids how to build a computer and install an OS. Can
anyone recommend a good, inexpensive barebones kit that would be suitable.
It will eventually run Ubuntu/Mint/Debian and will be used for basic
programming and learning.

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Stephen Haywood
Information Security Consultant
CISSP, GPEN, OSCP
T: @averagesecguy
W: averagesecurityguy.info

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I have a couple of P4 class PCs that just need HDDs to be functional. Not going to run all the eye-candy, but will make a functional desktop. You are welcome to one or both of them for your kids if you want. Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAlAlgogACgkQABP1RO+tr2TooACglkykb4vdJCdftjZb4S8wUHIg 5s0An3cLe/Gil5H/Im7YklHw42P669VN =SYK4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Do they take SATA drives? I have a TON of 80-160GB drives. -AW

=============================================================== From: Justin W Elam ------------------------------------------------------ You could use decide to find a older model P3 with an SD card with Puppy on it. Be careful though most of the non-curses and non-xfce desktop managers are 'requiring' more hardware to 'run properly'. Now with the 'new' boards coming out, more are porting beagle boards and the like with screens to run as 'tablets'. Your mileage may vary, but have a Jim Dandy Day! Cheers from J =)

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 You know, since we're such good friends and all, (and mostly because my ice cubes are starting to stick together and I need to oil them with a little jack) I'll put my pants back on and go out to the garage and look, because I honestly don't know.... Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 As it turns out yes, they both have SATA ports. At least one is a dual-core as well. - -dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAlAllhgACgkQABP1RO+tr2RWIACfWX0BT+RffqLw6NyN57vU9TZd a1YAoIc+5dwShb9eqoqwOQK6ecM/1qzF =4oVR -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----