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Double Your Computing Capacity and Lower Your Carbon Footprint for Earth Day

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| Were you one of those people who turned the lights out and the power off for 
| Earth Hour last month? Did you experience an excruciating sixty minutes of 
| email/identi.ca/Facebook withdrawal? Userful has some good news (and a reward 
| for your efforts) -- from now until Earth Day (April 22nd), it is giving away 
| two-user licenses for its Userful Multiplier software.    



“Green” Open Source Technologies for Earth Day

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| Recycle Desktop Computers into Thin Clients - Rather than buy a bunch of new 
| computers that use environmental resources and add carbon to the atmosphere 
| during the manufacturing process you could recycle aging desktop computers by 
| creating a thin client setup. You could use the popular Linux Terminal Server 
| Project to re-purpose those old computers into thin clients driven by a 
| single server.     


Life after cyber-death

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| But thanks to improvements in desktop versions of Linux, we can now do 
| something better. 
| Apart from being able to run easily on clunky old machines, the great thing 
| about Linux is the way thousands of the world’s most professional programmers 
| have volunteered their spare time to improving the breed—with nothing to gain 
| save personal satisfaction and the respect of their peers. Thanks to their 
| efforts, there’s recently been a flood of slick desktop versions of the 
| rugged open-source operating system.     


Turn Your Old PC into a Webapp Monster with gOS

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| But I'm a power-user, you say, if I'm going to run Linux it's not going to be 
| this kiddie web crap. Be that as it may, gOS is actually running full-on 
| Ubuntu with a paint job in the form of the Enlightenment window manager. You 
| still get access to the rest of the wealth of Linux applications available. 
| The main difference is the focus of gOS, and that's webapps—more 
| specifically, Google webapps.     


How to keep your old PC alive

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| Firewall – Proxy server
| Development server
| Storage Server
| Media Station
| P2P Download Machine
| Small Workstation
| Thin Client
| Cluster


Stop! Don't trash those old PCs

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| Interestingly enough, there is another operating system that most people are 
| not familiar with called Linux. Linux (and its earlier version UNIX) have 
| been around for a long time helping us place phones calls and providing 
| access to the Internet. Linux, up until this point, has been mostly behind 
| the scenes just doing its job and doing it well. You can get started with 
| Linux at www.linux.org. Â  Â  


Linux For An Old Laptop

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| I have such a machine (Pentium 266 MMX, 80 MB RAM, 4 GB HD) which still 
| sports a "Designed for Windows 95" sticker. 


Turn your computer into a media center PC with GeeXBoX 1.1

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| GeeXBoX 1.1 is a mere 8.9MB ISO download. Its hardware requirements are 
| minimal -- a Pentium II 400MHz processor and 64MB of RAM are enough to power 
| GeeXBoX -- and of course you'll need a CD/DVD drive to play your media. Â 


Performance Duel: Koolu 500 MHz vs. Pentium III 666 MHz

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| We also use Ubuntu in our Monastery office. If you read the minimal 
| specifications for Ubuntu Fiesty Fawn, it states you need at least a 500 MHz 
| machine. We are interested in using computers that are low power, so a 
| modern, general-purpose Operating System that has such modest requirements 
| suits us fine, as it will run on older, less power-hungry computers. Â  Â 


The Year Of The Small Distro

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| 2007 may well be the year of the small distro.


ReviewLinux.Com: First Look at MEPIS AntiX 7.0 Beta 2

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| I am always looking for a faster Linux OS that just does the basics. I want a 
| low-overhead Linux distro that can run on almost any machine be it a Pentium 
| 2 to a Pentium 4. MEPIS AntiX 7.0 Beta 2 might just be the one. Check out my 
| short little review about this Linux distro plus my flash video showing off 
| this fast and lightweight Linux OS. Â  Â 


10 ways Linux can breath life into your old PCs

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| # MythTV
| # Firewall
| # Photo Frame
| # CNC Controller
| # Classic Game Console
| # Home Server
| # Kitchen Computer
| # Mp3 JukeBox
| # Webcam Feed
| # Asterisk Home PBX


Put your old machine to good use

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| PCLinuxOS, which, along with Kubuntu and Ubuntu is one of the best
| Linux distributions around, only requires an old Pentium II (!) to
| run nicely. The entire cost of Linux is the cost of the blank disk
| you'll need to burn yourself a copy, so it's worth it to play around. 
| There's a good chance you'll like what you see.


How To Revive An Old PC With Linux 

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| Sure, it could go to the landfill, or you might be able to get a
| tax deduction from donating it to a local school. Or, using a
| Linux-based operating system, you could turn it into a
| functional desktop, browser, and e-mail client, and put it
| back to work.


How to revive an old PC 

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| For better performance, most LiveCD distros can be installed onto a hard 
| disk, but the process isn't as easy as it is with a conventional distro. 
| There's still some hope, though. Currently the Ubuntu Lite project is working 
| on a special customised release of Ubuntu for very low-end PCs. Similarly, 
| the RULE Project offers a way to install current and recent releases of Red 
| Hat's Fedora on low-end machines. Â  Â  


How to revitalize mature pentiums

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| Hardware that is obsolete in Windows World is not obsolete in the real 
| world!


Build This Cheap But Effective Firewall 

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| Fight the bad guys without busting your budget. Here's all you'll
| need to create a low-cost, super-secure firewall using
| Linux-based freeware and an old PC.


Expert shares secrets to saving thousands with K12LTSP

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| The K12 Linux Terminal Server Project (K12LTSP) is a thin client
| distribution designed for use in schools.
| [...]
| Arkiletian estimates that his lab cost only $4,000 to set up --
| about a tenth the cost of buying replacement workstations.


Column: Linux lets you avoid upgrading computer

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| Combine the alternative of using a Linux desktop with being able
| to use older computers often donated by Fortune 500 companies when
| they cycle to new systems every three to four years and you start
| to have a financially compelling argument for not having the same
| technology as everyone else.
| If you have a very large network, the finance picture needs to take
| into account the fact that your technicians would need to be familiar
| with another technology, but for smaller nonprofits and schools
| systems, I would seriously consider this desktop platform.

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