[ubuntu-uk] Off list - Re: Buying a computer suitable for Ubuntu

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Aug 24 16:48:47 UTC 2011

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Hi John
If I get a sort of reasonable (recycled) desktop PC which runs Ubuntu
ok, would you be interested  in having it? How would you judge a PC
for your use - say, how long would Firefox take to start up when first
used (it is faster the second time it is used in a PC run)?
Is there a test web page you might use for me to judge 'speed'?

Do you know what your broadband speed is?

Is there a way of you getting the PC when available, from Bracknell?

Do you have a monitor and mouse and keyboard? The only monitors which
get recycled lately are CRT ones. They are usually good displays but
the chunky size makes them unfashionable. Flat screen monitors are not
usually recycled (yet).

Best regards

On 24/08/11 07:24, scoundrel50a wrote:
> On 23/08/11 17:59, alan c wrote:
>> On 23/08/11 10:48, scoundrel50a wrote:
>>>> I dont have a  lot of money, so could somebody point me in the
>>>> direction of a good barebones computer that I can install 11.04 on
>>>> with few problems and can take any of the new updates in the
>>>> future........I dont want to make that mistake again, and waste all
>>>> that money.......that I dont have........I dont do games or huge lots
>>>> of graphics, so it is just a pc or pc or laptop that works with 11.04
>>>> in a fast enough way.....that doesnt take hours to load a page....
>> Where are you located?   for example, if you are close to where I
>> live, I find I sometimes get PCs  given to recycle, often quite ok
>> with Ubuntu. Less often laptops though.
>> I am in Bracknell Berkshire.
> I am in the centre of London, there is a computer fair around here 
> somewhere, but not she where it is......I dont mind laptop or desktop
> John

alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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