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Re: Linux saves yet another 2 computers from trash

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____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Friday 26 December 2008 21:30 : \____

> On Dec 26, 10:07 am, Tony Manco <trmanco-use...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> A great OS!
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | New Linux user here. I was given two old Compaq desktops to play
>> | around with. Both had Windows ME. I cannibalized both machines to
>> | end up with one machine with the following:
>> |
>> | 16Gig HD 850 MHz Intel PIII Processor 192 MB Ram
>> |
>> | I added a Linksys NIC to get online. Wiped the HD with DBAN, and
>> | installed PCLinuxOS 2007. I can't tell you how impressed I am with
>> | it! Talk about breathing new life into a machine that was headed for
>> | the trash! My other daily use laptop is a Vista (ugh) machine with
>> | an AMD X2 2.0GHz dual core and 2 Gigs of RAM . That antique desktop
> I've heard Vista described as DRM disguised as an operating system.  I
> don't know if that explains all of the resource requirements of Vista,
> but it explains some.   A nice thing about Linux is that it is DRM-
> free.

They took XP, put some antifeatures in it. It became a pig, so they put some
lipstick (Aero) on it.

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