[lug] new Distro
robert.racansky at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 09:49:14 MDT 2007
On 8/30/07, David Kritzberg <david.kritzberg at colorado.edu> wrote:
> This sounds like a cool project, and I really do not want to distract
> people from the point of your email. But can I play devil's advocate
> here, and ask why you want to make linux run on such old machines? I
> have a few of them in a closet. I was considering running them to
> donate cycles to fold proteins on one of those distributed projects.
> But then I was made to understand that, considering the rate at which
> the hardware for these old machines sucks power, it was doing more
> social harm than good. What alternative use for an old PIII would
> justify the energy consumption?
As a desktop (or laptop) for somebody who can't afford anything better?
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