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____/ Nick Ballard on Monday 13 April 2009 09:37 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Giving life back to an OLD laptop
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>> | This laptop belongs to a good friend and she loved it when I told her that
>> | we can give a new life to her laptop using GNU/Linux. This is an Toshiba
>> | Satellite Sro 435CDS built around 12 years ago. Specs? Pentium 120, 32 MB
>> | ram, 4 GB Hard. Yes this laptop has been upgrade a few years ago to
>> | highest supported specs.
> I did the same thing on an identical machine a couple of years ago, more
> for the novelty of it than anything else. It still amazes me to see the
> kind of performance and functionality you can get out of such
> underpowered hardware with the right software.
There are always some ``wise guys" who say that Windows too (old versions) can
empower old PCs, but this is fallacious and false as a comparison. With Linux
you get a fully patched kernel with a lot more state-of-the-art features that
include the best hardware support. Windows 98 doesn't even run Firefox IIRC
(not the recent versions).
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | $> sudo root; cd /; rm -rf *.doc
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