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

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Aug 24 16:52:11 UTC 2011

LOL, not very off list......
alan c

On 24/08/11 17:48, alan c wrote:
> Off list:
> 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
> alan
> 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

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