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Offline Guy

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Low performance computers
« on: October 13, 2009, 10:03:09 AM »
The computer situation varies from country to country.

In affluent countries, computers are inexpensive, and most people have a computer and an internet connection.

In poor countries, few people have computers, or internet connections. The computers they have are normally less expensive, lower performance computers.

While people who use this forum are from all over the world, most are from affluent countries.

A number of people have talked about running low performance computers, with only a small amount of ram.

New computers are becoming so inexpensive, that if a computer doesn't suit a person's needs, they just buy a new one.

As a result, a lot of used computers are being discarded.

Many thousands of computers that are a bit slow to run Windows XP fast are being discarded every year.

Many thousands of computers with 256 mb of ram are being discarded every year.

Many thousands of computers under 1 ghz, and some over 1 ghz, are being discarded every year.

These computers which are a bit slow to run Windows XP, can be used to run Tiny Core.

To the people running low performance computers, particularly those with less than 256 mb of ram.

There seems to be no need to run a computer with less than 256 mb of ram, when thousands of computers with 256 mb or ram are being discarded every year.

You can also get two computers with 256 mb of ram, and combine it to have 512 mb of ram.

Is there any way in your community to get hold of computers which are being discarded by others?

It would be interesting to know the situation in different parts of the world.
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Offline vinnie

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Re: Low performance computers
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 10:03:03 AM »
Among my parts (italy) the people tend to be conservative.
For old hw the articles are very different,    but the price of the new is quite aligned with the european market.
I have 3 PCs all above your indicated minimum configuration.