I’m not going to network anything. It needs to be flashed or whatever to reset it. Can it be used as a storage device, or maybe an emulator box? I’m clueless over here. Any advice and suggestions would be great. Thanks!

    • @WarmSodaOP
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      Oh man, I’m that guy arnt I? Lol sorry.
      She’s a dell, ZxOQ Wyse.

      I’m checking that link out, very cool

        • @WarmSodaOP
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          39 months ago

          Yup that’s the one

          • Gormadt
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            49 months ago

            You could set it up as an emulator box, I’m not sure how new of console you could go up to but you could probably run stuff pre-PS2 with it.

            PS2 is pretty tough to emulate on older hardware.

            • @WarmSodaOP
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              Yeah PS2 starts getting iffy. I’ll check out the emulator specs now that I have more info on the client.
              If I can move everything up to the Wii into it that’ll save me space on my external.

              • @Nucleus96@terefere.eu
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                I can highly recommend installing Batocera for emulation. I got many Wii games running on an i3-2120 (may require some tweaking of settings on some games) - and I believe your CPU is more powerful than mine.

                I have later upgraded my Batocera-box to an i5-6400 with a low end Nvidia-card which runs Wii and Ps2 flawlessly.

                • @WarmSodaOP
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                  19 months ago

                  Huh, never heard of Batocera before. Thank you!

            • @WarmSodaOP
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              19 months ago

              I haven’t tried anything yet. I don’t know if it’s even worth trying anything, that’s pretty much why I’m asking for thoughts.

              Adding that to the list, thanks

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    You could use that machine as your home server. It would open up a lot of possibilities. Sync your phone contacts and calendars, backup all your systems, store/stream media, host your own clousldserver, your own Internet messenger server for family and friends (snikket for example). Host a Minecraft server for the little ones or whatever comes to mind.

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      That’s what I do. I bought a thin client last year, because Raspberry Pi 4s were unavailable to me. So I (fortunately) bought a thin client and got into Proxmox. I have the following containers running on the machine (that i can think of right now):

      • Nextcloud (files, notes, contacts, calendars)
      • Jellyfin (media streaming)
      • Pi hole
      • docker host (with home assistant, traefik as reverse proxy for everything, anything else i want lol)
      • gitlab instance and kubernetes cluster (implemented in three containers, which is just for learning purposes)

      Edit: some of the thing i want to do in the future:

      • paperless-ngx (server that a scanner can send files to so your pc doesn’t have to be powered on i believe)
      • actual budget (budgeting)
      • mediawiki / kiwix (hosting wikipedia dumps)
      • some other dashboard than heimdall for links to all my services
      • a vpn i can log into from outside of my home network (used to have pivpn on my spare raspberry pi, but want to have it as a container)

      Hope i got you some ideas (:

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        I don’t know about any of those things. Thank you for listing then so I can look into them.

    • @WarmSodaOP
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      Eh I don’t need a device just to block ads. Thank you for the suggestion though!

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    HomeAssistant should works great on this device. If you have a bunch of smart devices from different brands and want to consolidate them into a single local system, give HomeAssistant a go. There should be plenty of resource left to run pihole/Adguard as well.

    I’m not sure if the GPU is fast enough to run the Steam Link client, but if it does, you can hook it to your tv so you can stream your PC games into the tv when needed.

    You can also hook it into a TailScale network and set it as an exit relay so you can have a VPN from your phone/laptop that redirect all internet traffics through your home network. Very useful when you want to secure your connection when using public WiFi in a hotel or cafe.

  • @richdotward@lemmy.ca
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    I’ve got a wyse 3040 with Ubuntu 22.04 lts running 24/7 just running pihole to block network adverts.

    Then a wyse 5070 with a 256gb m2 ssd using windows 10 for my plex server and transferring files from my seedbox

    Both work great with zero issues. Both in the frontroom and as no fans in them totally silent.

    I was tempted to use one for emulation but don’t really need anything my current rasp pi 4 can do.

  • @lemonuri@lemmy.ml
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    You could use that machine as your home server. It would open up a lot of possibilities. Sync your phone contacts and calendars, backup all your systems, store/stream media, host your own clousldserver, your own Internet messenger server for family and friends (snikket for example). Host a Minecraft server for the little ones or whatever comes to mind.

  • @namelivia@lemmy.world
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    Try running a fediverse app instance, Lemmy, Pleroma, peertube, owncast or something like that.

    For example you could create an online tv channel joining together owncast and your movie/tv series collection