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Re: [opensuse] Legacy hardware support in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:09:13 -0400
  • Message-id: <4A37D1B9.8000709@xxxxxx>
On 2009/06/16 11:49 (GMT-0400) Adam Tauno Williams composed:

Even those "dirt cheap" prices, once you gather CPU+RAM+Video+Shipping,
seem insane as a proportion of the cost of a new and *MUCH* faster and

If you actually _need_ all those components, it would seem to make more sense
to buy new instead. But then you're probably going to be forced to a whole
new system, including power supply and SATA disks, and in the process loose
legacy ports (floppy/lpt/com) and the ISA slots for those old proprietary
legacy components that have no modern equivalents to replace them at
reasonable cost, or at any cost.

Oh, and the modern speedy systems make better room heaters too. That and the
added electricity they consume may be another reason to keep the old stuff
online until it expires on its own.

more stable machine.

I can't imagine any newer PC compatible system categorically more _stable_
than a PII or PIII on an i440BX.
"Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone,
for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to
the sky like an eagle." Proverbs 23:5 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***
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