Re: Not only is Linux on my laptop, but it's a web server as well!
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Paul V. Gratz"
> On the other hand if you think about it, its basically a battery backedYes, that's the point. If the power goes out, the laptop stays on
> up server that does not take much power. I had been thinking about using
> my old laptop for that kind of stuff after I bought my 8500 but ended up
> giving it away to a relative instead...
because it's got a battery. Regarding the comment that it was a
"stupid idea" to use a laptop as a server, well I use my laptop as a
desktop computer. It IS plugged in all the time. I used to travel with
it, but now days I don't travel as much and so the laptop stays
connected. It's been successfully acting as a webserver now for about
> Having a laptop as a webserver is kind of stupid, first of all it issomewhat
> (not really) bad to have it on all the time, and secondly it is nota laptop
> anymore if it has to stay there. get a cheap P150 and use it as aI don't agree that it's "kind of stupid"... and yes, you're right,
it's not a laptop anymore and it hasn't been "really a laptop" for
sometime. It's a desktop replacement, and sits --- on a desk, with an
external mouse and keyboard attached. Sure, I used to travel all over
the world with this machine, but now it's at home all the time, and
hooked to the Internet. Now it's also a server: