Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:06 UTC
Linux All of us who use computers create a problem we rarely consider. How do we dispose of them? This is no small concern. Estimates put the number of personal computers in use world-wide today at about one billion. The average lifespan of a personal computer is only two to five years. We can expect a tidal wave of computers ready for disposal shortly, and this number will only increase. And as if that isn't challenge enough, there are already several hundred million computers out-of-service, sitting in attics and basements and garages, awaiting disposal.
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DigitalAxis
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2005-08-28

There are also time expenses involved in installing Windows, even if you make a custom image with service packs added; the common programs you want to run...

Yes, I can believe Linux will take more time to get working properly, particularly if you have to do obscure console commands to get hardware working properly, or it has a really troublesome setup; just don't try to tell me Windows will require no time whatsoever.

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