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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Mr. Dee
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2005-11-13

The author of this article is a hypocrite. How can you promote Open Source when its plain obvious the article was authored in Microsoft Word?

Check out the Recycle graphic. Word Art Style 28 and Illustration Shapes 'Block Arrows'.

Also, if that mother of two could afford a computer, how does she afford to pay Internet bills? Is she leaching off someones Wi-Fi.

Its obvious you cannot resist the good life.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

The author of this article is a hypocrite. How can you promote Open Source when its plain obvious the article was authored in Microsoft Word? Check out the Recycle graphic. Word Art Style 28 and Illustration Shapes 'Block Arrows'.


What reason do you have for thinking that the author of this piece on OSNews was one and the same person who created the graphic?

It looks as if it was lifted from a Microsoft Powerpoint for Microsoft salesmen training, circa 1998 or something.

Also, if that mother of two could afford a computer, how does she afford to pay Internet bills? Is she leaching off someones Wi-Fi. Its obvious you cannot resist the good life.


What has that got to do with anything? Linux is still more suited to refurbishment, even if the computer is not to be connected to the Internet.

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