[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server - sys req?

Andrew Oakley andrew at aoakley.com
Tue Feb 12 21:30:24 GMT 2008

Matthew Daubney wrote:
> Kris Douglas wrote:
>> On Feb 12, 2008 2:45 PM, Matthew Daubney <daubers at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> concerned about laptops, heat and dust. I might just buy a cheap case
>>> and some fans and try and fit the laptop guts into that when the time
>> it as it is, as the cooling in laptops is based around the air entry
>> and exit points, just as it is on thin servers and desktops, in one
>> end and out the other..
> Ah well, maybe I'll win the lottery and be able to buy my own rack mount

In 2002, I ran a small company that installed computers for THIS lot:


ie. A QUARRY. Doesn't get more dusty than that.

My answer wasn't fancy cases or rack-mounting. My answer was bog 
standard cases with 5 quids' worth of kitchen cooker hood filter! Cut to 
size and velcro over the *inside* of the air intake grilles. We used 
Velcro to make it easy to replace the filters; we replaced them every 3 
months, but then it was a limestone quarry, so in a loft you could 
probably get away with once per year.

You can get cooker hood filters from Currys or Comet. Five quid will buy 
you about one and a half square metres of the stuff. A typical PC will 
only require about fifty square centimetres.

Andrew Oakley

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