UDEV - Not Leaving Well Enough Alone

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 27 07:48:42 PST 2009


Running old computers is often touted as the "green" option.  It's a fact
that the two most vulnerable components in such computers are the power
supply and the hard disk.  Having had both of these components fail at
various times on oldish boxes I can only infer that those on this mailing
list continually running *very* old computers must be continually replacing
these components.

This is hardly an economic pursuit as new components for old computers are
always much more expensive than their modern counterparts (RAM for
instance).  If, instead of new parts, old parts are being recycled then the
failure rate on a particular computer must be even greater.

Finally, old computers are far less efficient than new ones in terms of
power consumed.  So, they're large, noisy,  power hungry, and expensive to
maintain.  To conclude then, I really can't see the attraction.
Recycle them and treat yourself to something new, small, quiet, and
relatively powerful.

Richard
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