Re: 286

From: Robin Stacey (
Date: Tue Jun 29 1999 - 15:21:39 CEST

Me, I think there should be a law against trashing old computers. A landfill
tax or something.

Give them to schools, fer chrissakes.

A 386 on a pupil's desk running Linux is a sight to behold.

<GRIN> Teach them perl and latex at age 6, C++ at 9 </GRIN>

But seriously - solid networking, rock steady security, no site licenses and
minimal hardware costs.

Get a colour lynx to run under muLinux, boot via nfs from a single main
server acting as firewall and pout up a simple menu-based front end offering
access to the internet, news, mail, a word processor and a database of
exercises, you've got a viable system.

Please, guys - no more trashing PCs.

Robin V. Stacey

>>I'm with you: many company, around the world, trash thousand of old 386.
>And it is so great that muLinux can resurrect these old machines. I
>have an old IBM PS/2 80 in my closet that I keep just because it is a
>thing of beauty, "built like a tank," as we say. I don't suppose
>muLinux supports microchannel bus?
>On the other hand, it's a pity to waste muLinux (and Linux in >general) on
>such obsolete machines. Sell something and get a used >pentium class
>machine. You will not regret it.

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