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[News] The 'Downside' of GNU/Linux: 'Too' Friendly with Old PCs

Why I can't get a new laptop

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| It's all Linux's fault.
| 
| [...]
| 
| So, because of Linux, I don't need a new laptop and I'm not letting myself 
| get one. I didn't install Ubuntu for that reason; I did it because I was 
| switching over to Linux completely, on principle, rather than buy into Vista 
| in all its unscrupulous, bug-ridden glory. Saving money on upgrades is an 
| unexpected side effect. And I have to say it's not altogether welcome. It's 
| good for me to be more frugal, but damn, it's frustrating to keep my wallet 
| in my pocket when these shiny new toys are so tempting.      
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http://www.dwasifar.com/2008/04/why-i-cant-get-new-laptop.html

Old laptop and Mepis 7.0: very nice indeed :)

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| This is my note for Mepis 7.0 installed on my old-linux-friendly laptop :)
| (it's Toshiba Tecra 8200 PIII, more here).
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http://seputarlinux.blogspot.com/2008/04/old-laptop-and-mepis-70-very-nice.html


Recent:

Life after cyber-death

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| But thanks to improvements in desktop versions of Linux, we can now do 
| something better. 
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| Apart from being able to run easily on clunky old machines, the great thing 
| about Linux is the way thousands of the world’s most professional programmers 
| have volunteered their spare time to improving the breed—with nothing to gain 
| save personal satisfaction and the respect of their peers. Thanks to their 
| efforts, there’s recently been a flood of slick desktop versions of the 
| rugged open-source operating system.     
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http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10500554


Supporting The Latest and Greatest; Supporting the Oldest and Slowest

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| Kudos to the developers at Vector Linux for scaling down as well as scaling 
| up. There’s nothing more friendly to the environment or the budget than 
| keeping an old system going rather than building or buying a new one. So long 
| as a computer can do what you need it to do it’s not obsolete. I’ll be 
| following up my AliXe review with reviews of other lightweight and small 
| footprint Linux distributions, including Vector Linux Light when it’s 
| released.      
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http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2008/01/supporting_the_latest_and_grea.html
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