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[News] Old PCs Need GNU/Linux, New Examples Presented

  • Subject: [News] Old PCs Need GNU/Linux, New Examples Presented
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 11:51:18 +0100
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"Smart Reuse With Open Source"

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| Fosdick points out that with Linux, computers 
| up to ten years old (basically Pentium III or 
| better) are reusable. Microsoft's difficult and 
| expensive refurbisher program can only reuse 
| computers up to about five years old.


Where in the world?

,----[ Quote ]
| Time for a fresh install of Linux! If only I 
| had remembered to pack an installation CD along 
| with my jim-jams and toothbrushâ My Dadâs PC is 
| so old, it doesnât have a CD burner, nor does 
| it boot from a USB stick.



Donate Your Old Hardware


Linux Free Operating Systems â Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva Installations on an Old PC

,----[ Quote ]
| For a long time I have always heard of Linux
| the free operating system, and have enjoyed
| many of the free applications that have been
| ported over to the Windows platform. I
| finally had a opportunity to take some
| antique computers and install Linux onto
| them, and found out how simple and sometimes
| complicated it can be to get up and running
| with it.
| Linux really took hold when web hosting SQL
| servers and HTTP hosting applications saved
| companies thousands of dollars from paying
| the Microsoft and Oracle corporations
| connection fees that could easily going into
| the thousands of dollars. So instead running
| a linux server to serve up their databases
| made much more economic sense and that is
| why there has been a insurgence of the free
| operating system over the last years.


Should I give my old PC to a charity or school, or reuse it?

,----[ Quote ]
| My wife recently finished her MA (analysis
| of audio data, thesis writing, etc) using
| an eight-year old Toshiba Portege running
| Crunchbang Linux. It starts faster than any
| of her colleagues' modern laptops (about a
| third of the time, with no virus check to
| make the first 30 minutes virtually
| useless), connects better to the wireless
| network at the university â

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