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Re: Old 'Windows Machines' Sometimes Become GNU/Linux Boxes

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____/ Gregory Shearman on Tuesday 09 Aug 2011 01:30 : \____

> On 2011-08-08, TomB <tommy.bongaerts@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2011-08-08, the following emerged from the brain of Roy Schestowitz:
>>> Got my refurbished Linux box an hour ago to drive the third
>>> monitor...
>> Last week I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on an old Compaq laptop, sporting a
>> Pentium processor running at 1.3-ish GHz and a whopping 512 MB of RAM.
>> It gave the old thing a new life as a general purpose laptop, used for
>> web browsing and document processing. For such an old machine, the
>> computing experience with Ubuntu is very pleasant and surprisingly
>> snappy. By the way, everything Just Workedâ out of the box, wireless
>> networking and all. I even didn't bother checking what chipsets are
>> used in the machine.
> Yeah, you only need to check chipsets when installing Gentoo... 8-)

I got my 3rd machine yesterday, running Puppy on a Celeron. VERY fast.

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