How old is your computer?

Marc Tremblay mtremblay at
Thu Dec 4 15:42:02 UTC 2014

Hi Barry,

In our school board I have Dell Optiplex 260's and 270's running great with Lubuntu 14.4.1

We did however ensure that they had at least 1GB of ram.

These machines are probably 10 years old.
From: lubuntu-users-bounces at <lubuntu-users-bounces at> on behalf of Barry Titterton <titterton.barry at>
Sent: Thursday, December 4, 2014 10:26 AM
To: ubuntu-uk at; lubuntu-users at
Subject: How old is your computer?

Hi All,

How old is the oldest computer that you have in regular use?

I was prompted to ask this question by a comment that I over heard while
doing some Linux advocacy at my local community centre. They run
beginners computer courses (Windows only) so I popped along to see if
anyone would be interested in Linux and FOSS. There was a conversation
which included the statement "If your machine is 3 to 4 years old it
must be getting worn out, so you need to think about getting a new one".
This got me thinking about my own machines and I realised that my main
desktop PC (Pentium D 3.2GHz), that I use every day, will be 9 years old
in February, and it is still capable of running Ubuntu 14.04 very well.

So how old is your machine?.


Barry T

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