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Who Needs M$ Windows

Postby Mr T » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:16 pm

Well having bags of fun at the moment repurposing old thin client PC's and the like using versions of Linux... If you want to watch TV etc try OpenELEC. Install takes up less than 280Mb and runs on a lot of older stuff. I am using some old Fit-PC boxes and have found that WattOS8 works really well on them. I think I am forgetting how to install windows (and the gremlin is out, thats my main rig hosed tomorrow!! :D ).
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...
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Re: Who Needs M$ Windows

Postby evasive » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:36 am

I have one OSX laptop, one Android tablet, one Blackberry Phone active.

Yeah, that.
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Re: Who Needs M$ Windows

Postby Mr T » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:54 am

I like the minimalism... I have lost count the number of PC's and laptops I have! They will need to go, just far too many and the odd thing, is most don't run M$ windows... :o
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I have been repairing computers since 1996.
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Re: Who Needs M$ Windows

Postby evasive » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:59 am

All windows machines have been decommissioned basically. I still have them in storage. I think 5 or 6. When and IF there's some spare time I'll convert them to whatever flavour of Linux looks interesting that day :lol:
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