lfs4 on an oldtimer

Archaic archaic at comcast.net
Tue Oct 15 21:04:39 PDT 2002

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 11:28:55PM +0100, Rui Ferreira wrote:
> 386/16 4MB
> Why do we keep this stuff?
> Do we need a psychological exam or something?

Try this. Replace the concept of the computer with something real
expensive (like a house).  Just because you get a new one, doesn't mean
the old one has no purpose or value whatsoever. Sure it's slow, but if
it can do a job, so be it.  Of course, I don't know exactly what someone
could do with a 386/16, but my old 486/33 makes a decent firewall, which
frees up my old 586/200 non-MMX for a fileserver, which lets me use my
slow 686 (650MHz) for email, web surfing, all-around system which frees
up both 1.3Mhz systems (one for LFS-testing, one for movie encoding and
storage), instead of them being the fileservers. :) 


Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best
state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one;
for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries *by a
government*, which we might expect in a country *without government*,
our calamities are heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by
which we suffer."

- Thomas Paine

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