Re: Two PC's and MSG
Douglas Deans <douglas@...>
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From: "David Taylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 4:30 PM
Subject: [MSG-1] Re: Two PC's and MSG
I have four PC's and I wish to network two from the following toreceive MSG.
can see three use Win98SE and one XP Pro.
My opinion, for what it's worth, would be to use the lowest spec PC
For processing, either the 1.8GHz or the 2GHz would be fine. I
So you could be networked for the cost of a couple of networks cards
This is just a suggestions, and I would welcome other people's input
Douglas Deans has done something similar, so perhaps he will write
Cheers,Ah yes, David knows about my expertise and joy in networking !!!
Much depends, Basil, on how you use the other computers. I only have 2.
So I use the lowest spec (1200 AMD, 512 RAM) for Tellique only. The
receiving of the files is what you most want on a computer doing nothing
else. I then use my better spec. computer (2000 AMD, 1024Mb DDR RAM) for
processing and everything else. Works a treat with a just a few frustrating
moments at the end of each 15 min scan when everything is saving......but
nothing is ever lost.
I do agree with David that if you do other things as I do, particularly
regular GSS 4 work (animations etc) then a minimum of 1Gb of RAM is useful
for the processing/other jobs computer.
Indeed I am considering going up to 1.5Gb at the moment.
Whatever you do just having a networked computer solely for receiving the
MSG data will work very well. (processing and other jobs on another).
Let me just qualify my comments by saying that my experiences are only with
Windows XP Home on both computers.
Networking across different Operating systems might be a challenge but
that's coming from the chap who finds just thinking about it a challenge !
As David says, a couple of cards and a cross over cable for under ï¿½20 is
ideal and works extremely well.
Hope it goes well.
Any network problems please speak to David (<grin>).