On 11/15/05, Scot Jenkins <scotjenkins at gmail.com> wrote:

> Before buying new, consider recycled hardware.  Most people's needs
> (email, web surfing, word processing, finances, etc.) don't require
> bleeding edge hardware.  You could find some very servicable PII or
> PIII class systems that folks are "throwing out".  For example, Win2k
> runs respectibly well on an old PII-350Mhz w/256M RAM, and Linux (of
> course) is blazingly fast.

Blazingly fast if you don't pick a current version of KDE or Gnome.