From: Ken Hart <>
Subject: Re: Switched from Windows to Linux on old netbook. What a difference
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From: Ken Hart <>
Subject: Re: Switched from Windows to Linux on old netbook. What a difference
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:32:47 -0500
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On 02/22/2018 03:47 PM, nospam wrote:
> In article <p6n9kt$e2m$>, Ken Hart
><> wrote:
>>>> Same here. I have several machines that are 10-15 years old, and
>>>> severely under-powered. They bogged down terribly with WinXP, but now
>>>> run great with Lubuntu (a light-weight version of Ubuntu).
>>> Why bother about 10-15 years old computers when you can buy a new one
>>> for 200 Euro?
>>> If that is still too expensive, you could buy a Raspberry Pi and put
>>> Linux on it.
>> I haven't done the Euro to Dollar conversion, but I haven't paid three
>> digits for any of my old computers.
> then whatever you have is junk.

That's quite presumptuous, since you have no idea what brands/models 
computers I have. What if some of my hardware is Apple? Ergo, based on 
your statement, Apple is junk.
> quality costs money.

That is a generalization that is not universally true. For example, 
there are companies that scrap their hardware the minute it is fully 
depreciated (5 years). I have been "playing" with some pretty serious 
Cisco networking gear that I acquired just by showing up at the loading 
dock at the right time.
>> Just because a widget is old is no reason to scrap it, especially if it
>> still works well enough to use.
> then you must not be doing much.

On that statement, I have to agree. I'm responding to your comments, so 
I'm not doing much.

By the way, are you familiar with the Shift key? Or are you a big fan of 
poet e. e. cummings?

Ken Hart