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Re: Old PCs Are Ripe for GNU/Linux

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____/ JeffM on Thursday 01 Sep 2011 06:20 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>|this snowbank computer that I am using to write this
>>|has 512 megs of RAM, 128 meg video card,
>>|and a 300 Gig SATA hard disk,
> Y'showoff.  8-)
>>|It is a Dell Dimension XPS just barely 5 years old when I found it
> Heh.  Dude, when you want to get SERIOUS about *old*,
> see what DistroWatch's search engine lists under Old+Computers.
> Notice also the tickboxes for i386, i486, i586.
>>|Recent rejects that I have had all have SATA drives
>>|and at least one gig of memory.
>>|Again these computers were running too slow
>>|so the owner bought a new one.
> We who don't mind not living on the bleeding edge
> (nor anywhere close to it) can be thankful to Windoze
> and the sheep who turn to face Redmond every few years
> to worship the latest version of their golden calf.
> We're especially thankful for the Windoze Registry
> and the slower-and-slower-and-slower meme it breeds.

Had Windows had more competition, Microsoft would have
done something about it. Just shows why we need Linux...p

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