[plug] Recycled machines

Marcos Raúl Carot Collins marcos.carot at gmail.com
Wed May 28 14:50:34 WST 2008


90% of the hardware requirements of modern software are used mostly by
the functions you never use (we are talking desktop computers here,
not servers!!)

I have a perfectly working 386 in my perents house :) Debian 2.1 :D



2008/5/28 Chris Caston <caston at arach.net.au>:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Holland"
> <michael.holland at gmail.com>
> To: <plug at plug.org.au>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 2:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [plug] Recycled machines
>> Fred Janon wrote:
>>> I would suggest freecycle.org . There is a list in Perth and computers
>>> are always in big demand, whatever they are. They are re-used.
>> Reuse beats recycle, true. But a 486?! I find that hard to believe.
>> Even if you could find a use for it, the hard disks and power supplies
>> would be on their last legs.
> Well I remember playing Doom, Star Wars Rebel Assault, Return to Zork,
> various Sierra games, using Grolliers Encylopedia, doing home work  and
> browsing the web and newsgroups on a 386.
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