I got some older hardware: a friend dropped off two working Pentium 4's and a Core 2 Quad, as well as mainboards, RAM, CPUS's, Heatsinks for more Core2 Duo and Quad systems.
What do you guys think about the end of life for this stuff? I was thinking of a small server in my home to host my own personal domain, some files, photos, movies, etc, or what have you, so I've very pleased with this OS.
I ran into a snag with installing a LAMP server on this machine. I've found it a really uphill battle. A lot of complicated syntax. So, I'm wondering if you think I should recycle this old hardware at the local center, where it likely gets unfortunately destroyed, my fear only. For some reason, I hate to throw out old computers that still work, even if they're older and slower.
As a 2nd note, would I be better to install Ubuntu Server or continue trying to go step by step through the installation of a LAMP server on a Ubuntu Mate workstation... ? Just looking for opinions. If I'd be making use of these old boxes and putting them to extended use I'd be pleased!