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Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:32:55 -0600
Hi David,

As a guy who started out with a PCs Limited 286, before they began to use the Dell name, the Pentium IV seemed like a marvelous device.  I just booted up into Thunderbird in about 90 seconds, so it works pretty well, but we wiped the disk and made a clean install.  I think it will be useful as a fallback device.


On 03/10/2018 09:26 AM, David Thatcher wrote:
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.

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Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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Sent from my former XP machine via Ubuntu.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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