[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server - sys req?
daubers at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 22:01:38 GMT 2008
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Andrew Oakley wrote:
> 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.
That's........ very intelligent. I hadn't thought of that. Shall keep it
in mind for the future!
Thanks a lot :-)
- -Matt Daubney
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