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Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling
From: David Thatcher <plusphoto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:56:36 +1030
The desk and the Pentium IV PC are both *comparatively* ancient
technology :)  The 'fallback position' should be very usable if it's
ever needed!

To compare: my poor old dell precision 1500MHz celeron is dual boot 
WinXP and  FreeBSD unix (I retain the XP partition just for doing
database conversions for one particularly shortsighted manufacturer's
pre-2000 offix software product).  Starting it under XP needs a 30
minute window added for just it's startup/shutdown process anjd it's a
pig to use.  It's up and operational (and is very usable even by today's
multi-processor system standards) in FreeBSD in under a minute.

davidt


On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 07:37:08PM -0600, Jim Nichols wrote:
> My old Dell Pentium IV machine with Windows XP installed has been idle 
> since I bought a new PC with Windows 7.?? To provide me with a backup in 
> case of PC problems, my son converted the old machine to operate on 
> Ubuntu, which can be used successfully on the internet.?? This photo 
> shows him finishing up the task.
> 
> http://www.gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/20180309-P3097270.JPG.html
> 
> The machine rests on a surplus government typist's desk from the 1930s, 
> whose drawers show obvious signs of being made with hand tools.?? It 
> occurred to me that the workers that built it would never have dreamed 
> of the technology now adorning the old desk.
> 
> -- 
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> 
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