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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RE: sounds good in theory, but
by big_gie on Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:38 UTC in reply to "sounds good in theory, but"
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This reminds me of a small sony vaio laptop I inherited. Really sleek machine, but quite under-powered. Similar specs: P1 166MHz, 32MB ram. I insisted to using it, so I installed Arch on it, as it's my personal favourite.

I now use it as my main radio, mp3 streamed over wifi/wpa2. When it comes out of sleep, it automatically starts playing the stream.

I'm quite happy to be able to use it as its still a perfectly working machine. It does choke on browsing the web though. Gmail is impossible to read, even the basic html under opera. But it does not have any problem playing the stream.

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