Got old hardware sitting around? Read this review

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by Postman Delivers, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Linux Distribution that will allow you to dust off an seldom used laptop
    or desktop and discover Linux with an introduction to a very small
    Linux OS...

    Tis a decent review...

    www.linux.com/feature/115203

    JR the postman
     
    Postman Delivers, Jun 26, 2007
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    Tom from WI Guest

    I had an old PC taht I didn't have any use for, so I installed Ubuntu on it.
    It works just fine, but I just can't seem to gather up enough interest to
    spend much time on it. Yes, it has access to the internet via my home LAN
    and even works with printers on the LAN. I have openoffice installed which
    would be a replacement for MS Office, at least for my needs, but I already
    have MS Office. I have also tried FireFox on both Ubuntu and Windows. I just
    don't see enough benefits with Ubuntu, that it gets me to use it. Guess I'm
    just getting old and lazy.

    Tom

    "Postman Delivers" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > Linux Distribution that will allow you to dust off an seldom used laptop
    > or desktop and discover Linux with an introduction to a very small
    > Linux OS...
    >
    > Tis a decent review...
    >
    > www.linux.com/feature/115203
    >
    > JR the postman
     
    Tom from WI, Jun 27, 2007
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    Guest

    Re: Got old hardware sitting around? Read this review

    On Jun 26, 6:53 pm, "Tom from WI" <>
    wrote:
    > I had an old PC taht I didn't have any use for, so I installed Ubuntu on it.
    > It works just fine, but I just can't seem to gather up enough interest to
    > spend much time on it. Yes, it has access to the internet via my home LAN
    > and even works with printers on the LAN. I have openoffice installed which
    > would be a replacement for MS Office, at least for my needs, but I already
    > have MS Office. I have also tried FireFox on both Ubuntu and Windows. I just
    > don't see enough benefits with Ubuntu, that it gets me to use it. Guess I'm
    > just getting old and lazy.
    >


    The $50-70 Bill Tax is cheaper in terms of effort than learning free
    software for most people.
     
    , Jul 14, 2007
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Re: Got old hardware sitting around? Read this review

    ONLY $50 to $70? Add it up.

    XP Home or the most basic version of Vista - street price $90 or so
    Microsoft Office Academic Version without Access data base - about $150
    Microsoft Office Small Business Edition, again without Access, for the
    non-academic types - $300-ish

    We're talking around a minimum of $250 to have enough of Bill's software to make
    a computer useful... Ben Myers

    On Fri, 13 Jul 2007 19:56:21 -0700, wrote:

    >On Jun 26, 6:53 pm, "Tom from WI" <>
    >wrote:
    >> I had an old PC taht I didn't have any use for, so I installed Ubuntu on it.
    >> It works just fine, but I just can't seem to gather up enough interest to
    >> spend much time on it. Yes, it has access to the internet via my home LAN
    >> and even works with printers on the LAN. I have openoffice installed which
    >> would be a replacement for MS Office, at least for my needs, but I already
    >> have MS Office. I have also tried FireFox on both Ubuntu and Windows. I just
    >> don't see enough benefits with Ubuntu, that it gets me to use it. Guess I'm
    >> just getting old and lazy.
    >>

    >
    > The $50-70 Bill Tax is cheaper in terms of effort than learning free
    >software for most people.
     
    Ben Myers, Jul 14, 2007
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