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October 7, 2010 at 7:56 am

Xubuntu: New Life For An Old Computer

Hello everyone,

In my area of the country I’m seeing a few computers that are still running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. These old Operating Systems are of course running on old computers with low resources and old hardware. We’re talking Pentium II and Pentium III processors with a whopping 128 MB of RAM memory, and a 40 GB Hard Drive.

When my clients upgrade their computers they tell me to just throw away the old machines and be done with it. But I say “not so fast”! I know something that they don’t! Do you know it too?

Do you know that there is an Operating System that can run on as little as 128 MB RAM and only needs 2 GB of Hard Drive space? This Operating System is very secure (you will never get infected), very powerful (built on the UNIX Operating System which underlies the modern Android and Mac operating systems), and it’s FREE!!

Sounds too good to be true? Meet Xubuntu, a great Linux Operating System that you have to see to believe! From the Xubuntu Website;

“Xubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops and desktops. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Xubuntu contains all the applications you’ll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.”

“Xubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Xubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing. Everything you need comes on one CD, providing a complete working environment. Additional software is available online. The graphical installer enables you to get up and running quickly and easily. A standard installation should take less than 25 minutes.”

“Once installed your system is immediately ready-to-use. We provide you with a desktop offering that includes a full set of productivity, internet, drawing and graphics applications, and games.”

Now is that amazing or what? Xubuntu – sometimes truth is stranger than fiction! You’ve gotta download and try this!

Professor Randy says: It sounds too good to be true but it is!! Check out Xubuntu as soon as you can and don’t throw away those old computers!!

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  • Anonymous
    11:09 pm on May 1st, 2011 1

    Unix does not underly windows.

    I agree however that Xubuntu is awesome.

  • Randy Knowles
    3:59 pm on May 2nd, 2011 2

    Thank you Anonymous,

    The Mac OS (not Windows) is UNIX based. My mistake! I’ve corrected it in the post.

    Randy The Tech Professor


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