How old is your computer?

Israel israeldahl at
Thu Dec 4 21:45:34 UTC 2014

On 12/04/2014 09:26 AM, Barry Titterton wrote:
> 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
Hi my two main computers right now are around 2007, they are quite a
powerhouse compared to my last laptop from 2004.  I also have a desktop
computer that is from the Windows ME era... so somewhere around 2000...
it works fine for most things, however flash does not work.
It is great for testing, and for the kids to play gcompris, tux typing,
tux math, childsplay, etc....
As a school computer it works great!
I also have an iBook from 2001 that I use to build packages and compile
programs on... but right now that is the only thing I use it for...
until ToriOS for PPC comes out that is :P


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