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Kabu - it seems that everyone I know has old computers to deal with

They are sellable up to about 5 years old when they begin to fall off of the market in terms of their value but the local thrift store seems to have good luck passing them on for a few dollars. Both of the computers I donated were gone within 2 weeks from their shelves.

posted by gomedome on March 4, 2012 at 7:02 AM | link to this | reply

TAPS. - hello and how have you benn keeping?

What I am suggesting in this blog is most suited for old computers that have in fact become doorstops. If you have a use for a computer that will have limited functionaiity, an install of YLMF will be an interesting experience. you will end up with a lean and efficient operating system ideal for that bedroom or cottage computer where emails can be viewed or projects can be undertaken. I store a collection of family photos going back 4 generations on mine and use one of the free Linux software programs to put on a slideshow at family gatherings.

posted by gomedome on March 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM | link to this | reply

This is definitely more in Wiley's style than mine but it does make a

person stop to think that clever people like you could re do these older machines and sell or donate them to charity or deprived schools or whatever.

posted by Kabu on March 3, 2012 at 5:37 PM | link to this | reply

Great to have you back!

posted by Amanda__ on March 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM | link to this | reply

I definitely have a doorstop or two.

posted by TAPS. on March 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM | link to this | reply

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