daniel quinn freebsd at
Wed Jan 19 12:28:45 PST 2005

On January 19, 2005 03:06 pm, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Freebsd0101 at writes:
> Fac> I think the "junky old PC" market is just what the current FreeBSD
> "team" Fac> is targeting.
> At least someone is thinking of it.  There are a lot of PCs out there
> that are still in perfect working order, but are too slow to run the
> hugely bloated desktop operating systems (and the "server" versions
> thereof) that are popular today.  Efficient operating systems like UNIX
> can give these machines new life and purpose and save tremendous
> resources in the process.
> Indeed, someone in the Third World without the means to buy a new PC and
> an expensive Windows license could find a junk PC and install FreeBSD on
> it for nothing, and be up and running in no time.  While UNIX doesn't
> have the advantages of Windows on the desktop, you can't beat the price,
> and it'll run on anything.

not to mention the huge environmental implications of producing newer hardware 
every year to support said bloated hardware.  if the same job can be done 
with a 10 year old box, i'm glad freebsd is here to help me do it.

love makes you do the wacky
  - willow, buffy the vampire slayer, "some assembly required"

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