[lug] new Distro

Robert Racansky 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?
> Dave

As a desktop (or laptop) for somebody who can't afford anything better?

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