Fix up that old computer.

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    it is really an article on fixing up old computers....who would have thunk it
     
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    In 1996 my first PC had a Pentium I 166mhz processor, 16 megs of RAM and a "whopping" 1 Gigabyte HD! Cost: $1600. I remember thinking what a great deal it was.

    New PC's perform so much better, have a lot more features and are ridiculously cheap nowadays. I wouldn't even consider a refurbished PC.
     
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    Hmmm... maybe I should dust off my first computer- an Apple IIe.
     
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    The author does it for charity besides you can refurbish an old system to do one task like a home server or dedicated TV feed. Besides nowadays most of the throw aways are early P4s.
     
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    Coleco Adam here. it operated at around 16 MhZ had 80 KB of RAM and a cassette drive. It was a major piece of shit.
     

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