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  • #10851
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    masinick
    masinick

    The Dell Inspiron 5558 was still being sold new, but several newer models were already featured.

    It’s already at least a few generations old, none of that i3, i5, or i7 stuff that I can recall! 😀

    Brian Masinick

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    poorguy
    poorguy

    Most of the time I get previously used units.

    They’re the best kind imo.

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    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
    (Mark Twain)

    Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something.
    (Thomas Edison)

    #10863
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    fatmac
    fatmac

    We have Freecycle over here, where you can get rid of stuff no charge, or pick up stuff for free. 🙂

    (Our Charity Shops, something like American Thrift Stores, don’t sell any electrical stuff – it’s too much of a hassle legally wise.)

    Linux (& BSD) since 1999

    #10867
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    poorguy
    poorguy

    Hey fatmac,

    Yeah we have Freecycle where I live and it’s pretty cool I found some neat stuff.

    Hell man just driving here and there I find all sorts of working electronics and naturally I stop and get it.

    I don’t always keep what I find sometimes I grab it up for the challenge of the repair or see if anything can be used.

    If it nets no value to me or anyone I know than off to the recycle center near me.

    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
    (Mark Twain)

    Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something.
    (Thomas Edison)

    #10932
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    jdmeaux1952
    jdmeaux1952

    The reality of Computers.

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    The Kernel has my back covered.
    AMD desktop FX-8320 ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 nVidia GeForce 730 GT 8 Gb memory
    MSI laptop S6000 i5-460M 4 Gb ram

    A great mind is something to get terribly wasted.
    LRU# 563815

    #10992
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    PPC

    Just realized how good your Mark Twain citation is, Poor guy! Probably the best I randomly found on-line 🙂

    About old computers: I have not bought a computer in over a decade. My netbook, about 8-9 years was given to me a few years ago… Both my desktop and netbook run “fine” with antiX, but I tried Mx-linux live on my wife’s (about 3 years old) laptop and almost cried and I realized it was way faster than even my desktop with antiX instaled to hd, this b*stard “flew”, didn’t just run “fine”…
    I realized that there’s so much you can expect from very old hardware 🙁 .

    #12098
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    partsman
    partsman

    Hi all
    Ya old computers rock ! I too have not bought a PC for at least 12yrs.
    I did however bought a used Toshiba Satellite a few years pack for my daughter.
    It also runs AntiX ! Also have an old P2 and an old P3 in the man cave just begging
    to get AntiX up and running on. No need to buy a newer PC just find an Awesome operating system like AntiX
    to install on the oldies but goodies 😉

    Anyone can build a fast processor. The trick is to build a fast system. (Seymour Cray)

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    poorguy
    poorguy

    Hey partsman,

    Yep pretty much says it all.

    I don’t have any as old as a P2 or P3 and the oldest I have now is a Pentium D 820 Smithfield.

    Old free computers and antix almost equals excellence.

    Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
    (Mark Twain)

    Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something.
    (Thomas Edison)

    #12106
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    masinick
    masinick

    Hmm, I’ll have to check into Freecycle myself and see if it’s available in my area.
    Sounds like a useful service, both to get rid of stuff and make good use of what others can’t use that may still be useful with antiX!

    Brian Masinick

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