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jlelse
jlelse
My new Code Server: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT jlelse.blog
jamesvandyne
jamesvandyne

@jlelse Lovely. Was thinking of doing something similar, but hadn't considered getting a used PC. One thing I'm hesitent about getting a mini-PC is that its performance will be no different than an old laptop, but maybe not as they don't have to consider battery life?

jlelse
jlelse

@jamesvandyne Desktop PCs (even tiny ones) usually have the faster processor versions and have less problems with cooling. But if you already have an old unused laptop that would work as well.

jamesvandyne
jamesvandyne

@jlelse That’s a good point about the cooling aspect. My only “extra” computer is my current media/ file server, which is a 2012 Mac Mini, and it’s probably a downgrade compared to keeping things on my local mid-2014 laptop.

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sp
sp

@jlelse Neat! To run it without a monitor, you could get one of those hdmi ghost dongles. I run Guacamole on my NUC with wake-on LAN enabled. Works like a charm!

jlelse
jlelse

@sp That device has no HDMI, but there are dummy dongles for Displayport too 😊 But for the moment, the TV works as well.