Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Mar 2008 21:52 UTC
Linux "When my girlfriend visits me, she has to work on a mini PC while I use my laptop to finish whatever I postponed at the office. Her PC has a 1GHz VIA processor and 128 MB of RAM and runs Ubuntu. You can imagine how slowly it boots, even with Linux installed, and GNOME runs so slowly that it's quite irritating. I didn't want to reformat and install a lightweight Linux distribution like Fluxbuntu because the mini PC doesn't have a CD-ROM drive, and I already had 10GB of data that would have taken a long time to back up. Instead, I found and installed some lightweight software to improve her computing experience."
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RE: PCs are cheap now days
by oma2la on Fri 14th Mar 2008 22:49 UTC in reply to "PCs are cheap now days"
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But what if you simply don't have the money?

I think the guy who wrote the piece lives in Romania where a lot of people, through no fault of their own, are pretty strapped for cash.

It seems wasteful to dump a working PC when it's still productive.

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