How old is your computer?

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Thu Dec 4 18:29:57 UTC 2014

Den 2014-12-04 16:26, Barry Titterton skrev:
> 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?.
> Regards,
> Barry T


1. My main 'production' computer is a workstation, HP xw8400 with xeon
processors, from 2007-2008. I got it second-hand around 3 years ago and
it serves me well.

2. I have a 'new' Toshiba laptop with Intel i5 from 2013, but I use it
mainly to test that things work with new versions of various operating
systems (including Windows) with and without UEFI.

3. And I have several older computers that I also use to test that
things work with new versions of various linux distros. My oldest
computer is a Compaq desktop with a Pentium II at 400 MHz with 192 MB RAM.

Best regards

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