I was recently given a Dell Dimension XPS H233 (Pentium II 233, 48 mb RAM, CD-ROM, unknown HDA) with Windows NT SP5 on it. I currently can't log on because it was set up for a domain and it's been forever since I did Windows support and forget how to bypass the Domain based log in. Anyways, the machine has no network card, but appears to be in good shape. It's the Dell that came in the same case as the Umax S900, just with different bezels. I've been debating putting more memory into it and maybe Windows 2k. Is it possible to drop a faster P II or P III into one of these, or should I just use the case and use the case to build something new? It should be noted that I am paticularily fond of this cabinet design, as I loved my Umax S900 for so many reasons, the case being one of them.
Is this a good machine for Linux and windows tinkering. I really need to keep current on the Windows front as well (don't want my skills getting rusty), and I don't feel comfortable screwing around with my fiancee's eMachines. Though, 128mb of shared memory (32 of which goes to video) and a virus and spyware laden build of Windows XP Home edition does wonders for me.
Though, the person who gave me the Dell also gave me a Performa 6200 that was fully loaded with the LC III style PDS ethernet card. I haven't fired that up yet, and have no clue what I'm going to be doing with it. Any suggestions for that too?