[K12OSN] Pentium I and II still useful?

Joseph Bishay joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 20:38:58 UTC 2008


In the lab I'm maintaining, ALL the machines are Pentium I machines!
Some of the more souped-up ones have *64* MB of ram!

Have had no problems really.  Had to turn on the LTSP-swap and we're good to go.


On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Dan Bretherton
<danbretherton at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I recently acquired two old computers that would make ideal diskless terminals
> for a school or community computer lab.  One is a Pentium and the other a
> Pentium II.  I set up three small LTSP based labs in Guyana between 2003 and
> 2005, and when I left donated Pentium class computers were still being
> shipped to developing countries by organisations such as Computer Aid
> International and the World Computer Exchange.  Three years later, and now
> back in the UK, I have discovered that the minimum specification that
> computer refurbishment charities will accept is Pentium III.  This may be
> because there are so many PIII and above PCs being donated that these
> organisations don't have the resources to deal with the lower specs any more.
> However, I am still hoping to find a home for my Pentium I and II, and it
> occurred to me that the UK LTSP community would be a good place to start.
> Please let me know if these computers would be useful to you or your
> organisation.  I live in Reading and regularly visit East Devon, and I would
> be happy to drive a reasonable distance from either of those locations to
> drop them off.
> Regards,
> Dan.
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