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Old 23rd June 2007, 15:41   #1
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ONE OF MY INTERESTS is in recycling and reusing older computers. If a business has a room full of fairly recently-pensioned-off kit, I point them at ComputerAid, but it wants recent kit, preferably by the van-full, not the odd knackered-old one-off. I regularly take such doorstops that clients are discarding, upgrade them with some marginally newer bits, put a lightweight OS and apps on them and give them to impoverished - or just tightwad - mates. With the right choice of software, even a five-year-old computer can be a fast, responsive machine with bags of life left in it.

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40532
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Boring article?
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Old PCs only remind the high price you paid for, the older they get the more they have had you spent. To forget that is to buy a new one
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The article was nice, with some ideas
i would prefer to seee some benchmarks of old pc using win2k & linux...
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office and internet usage wise it'll be pretty quick
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I'll send him my x286, let's see if he can revive it :d .
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doesn't run Win2000, would suggest PIII 833 or AMD Athlon 900 at least for Win2K
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2&N=2032280010

With gasoline at $3.50/gallon, 100 Gallons will buy you a new PC instead of fooling around something old.

A PC built in 1999/2000 cost over $1000. Without inflation factored in, PC is dirt cheap now; spend your time to earn more money instead. , there is nothing left to save.

Chances are;
Hard drive is ready to go at anytime
Running a 20GB hard drive, trying to decide which photos to delete ..... erase mother's photos, keep the girlfriends, of course
Power supply may be fire hazard
DVD burner? Not in the market when the PC was built
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