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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Well, this situation is a bit different from putting together or buying a new computer. The whole point is that you can get some more life out of older computers using Linux and that there are people out there who could readily use such older computers even if you can't or don't want to. If you stick to Windows, that doesn't work anywhere near as well.

The author could have done it without being so anti-MS, I suppose, but arguably, the nature of the subject is somewhat anti-MS to begin with.

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