Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Recycling
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:14:11 -0500
Hi Ken,

I was surprised how quickly my old Pentium IV boots up with Ubuntu.  But, without my son's knowledge of computer systems, I would never have attempted the swap from Win XP to Ubuntu.  I haven't done much from the command line since DOS.  He has the old Dell all polished up and working great, with Firefox and Thunderbird at my fingertips.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 3/13/2018 2:42 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
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.

I just repurposed a Toshiba Satellite laptop from Windows 8.1 to Kali
Linux. The speed/performance/thrash difference is staggering. As bad
as XP is (and it's pretty bad), nothing compares to the utter pig that
8.1 is.


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