Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 23 2004,15:31
In response to what enthusi mentioned, about needing the latest and "greatest", this is the first forum I've been to where I've heard people boasting about their OLD computers running Linux! It's refreshing, actually... (By the way, the C64 was awesome!)
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I've got this Mac Classic, that I still use. People keep telling me to throw it out, but it was my first computer (not counting family computers). I have more memories (and more vivid ones) of that computer than I do of many of my old human friends! I'm sure many of us remember our first personal computers. All of the computers I own (except the one this is being typed on) were almost litterally saved from the dumpster!
People, today, just don't seem to have this kind of attachment. It's shallow, in a very sad way. They have this computer that obeys their every command for years, without complaint, and they throw them away as soon as they can't play the latest games. How ungrateful can someone be?
Truth be told, That was what attracted me to Linux, at first. People were throwing away old non-Apple computers, and I couldn't accept them, because I refused to use a Windows computer. With Linux, now I can use them! And so, my 4 ancient computers (and one relatively new one) live on, in happiness.
Well, that went on a bit longer than I'd intended! Anyway, as for the reason I put the "greatest" in quotes... Have you noticed that hardware has slowly become less and less reliable? It used to be that RAID was unheard of. Who needed it? Drives almost never failed. Now, I've lost count of the number of people I've talked to who have had catastrophic failures of nearly every component imaginable! Still, my old 486 keeps chugging along...
Latest and greatest, huh? I might not have nvidia drivers, but I'm not struggling to get bleeding-edge hardware to work. Who's "low end", now?
(That was fun. I need more caffeine...)
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