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Old machines/software

By John M. F. Kallevik ·

In my work, I often exchange old machines with new ones, and I wind up with all kinds of old computer equipment at home.

Personally, I think we're going the wrong way with developing technology. It seems as if we're only making things larger and faster, so that we can use heavier and slower programs to do the same job we used 386 mainframes for five years ago.

So, I guess my purpose in this discussion is how to get the most out of existing equipment, using old machines to new tasks; email, databases, HTML programming, accounting. All of these are things a person can easily do on a DOS/Linux based 388/486, and since there are many who cannot afford a brand new P-III, this could be a good alternative to those trying to get a grip on the technological revoulution.

Anyone interrested?

John M F. Kallevik
Inter:Active Designs
Stavanger, Norway

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