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Old 02-11-2018, 06:14 PM   #1336
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jEWSqFDO0E

HD tear down for precious metals above.
 
Old 02-11-2018, 06:47 PM   #1337
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I warn you! Programming is very addictive. Someone on Linux Forums once posted that anything that enjoyable ought to be illegal.
See the consequences of gambling addiction for example are much worse than programming addiction, so IT addiction is better unless it is extremely severe gaming addiction.
 
Old 02-12-2018, 10:04 AM   #1338
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Haiku is still a work in progress, I followed it for some time but gave up on it eventually, (same with ReactOS), they don't seem to have enough developers to keep up.

Kolibri has a twin called Menuet, one is more current than the other, (but can't remember which offhand).

Excellent mention Menuetos, will check it:
http://menuetos.net/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MenuetOS

Edited to add: There is no 32 bit image:
http://www.menuetos.net/M32.htm

The 64 bit DLs quite fast and is small but don't think will try it soon.

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:08 PM   #1339
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https://opensource.com/article/18/2/...stro-beginners

Very interesting review, runs on just 280 Mb of Ram and 4.5 Gb of HD. Still Puppy linux is better
 
Old 02-15-2018, 12:53 PM   #1340
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I must make learning about old PCs, old OSes and coding fun like playing a game. Must not make it stressful like digging in a cold dark coal mine in a slave labor camp with just a bowl of fish tail soup as daily meal. Then I will never get anywhere like this.
 
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https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/android-mini-pc

I have never come across a used Mini PC so far, wonder why. Their size makes them very convenient.

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https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-thi...before-buying/

Guess those who bought these are still using them or have sold them easily as they are simple to transport, ship. So will likely not be discarded unless they stopped working.

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I'm not keen on Android as an O/S, (personal opinion), but the SOC boards using ARM processors are increasing.
So when you've exhausted all those old PCs, take a look at them.
I bought a couple of Raspberry Pi3B, (which has an ARM processor), & they are good enough to do daily tasks.
 
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I'm not keen on Android as an O/S, (personal opinion), but the SOC boards using ARM processors are increasing.
So when you've exhausted all those old PCs, take a look at them.
I bought a couple of Raspberry Pi3B, (which has an ARM processor), & they are good enough to do daily tasks.
What are the soc boards ?
 
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This is the exact opposite end of Old PCs, this is where the Jobs are as per this article:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/in...ains-1.4536551

Good to know the opposite sometimes and keep in mind.
 
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Got FREEDos 1.2 CD iso, there are no emulators of older PCs in that ISO as the FREEDos site claims.

Also, got the USB lite version, tried to copy it to HD and boot from grub, it fails, perhaps I must put it on an NTFS partition.
 
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What are the soc boards ?
SOC = System On Chip - all the main components of a mother board are integrated into one chip.

That doesn't mean there aren't other chips on the board though, as some peripherals require their own chips, but it does allow a computer to be very small, the m/board of many SOC are about 4"x3".
 
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Thanks for this, very helpful to know. Those games are not very attractive.
Guess they removed all these so that the OS fits on a CD.
 
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SOC = System On Chip - all the main components of a mother board are integrated into one chip.

That doesn't mean there aren't other chips on the board though, as some peripherals require their own chips, but it does allow a computer to be very small, the m/board of many SOC are about 4"x3".
Very good to know, haven't looked in this direction much as you can say. These are more recent trends and are not about old PCs for now but will become old in another 10 years or so perhaps.
 
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"Eric Lundgren, e waste recycling innovator, faces prison for trying to extend life span of PCs"
http://www.latimes.com/business/tech...215-story.html
 
  


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