The antique computers that just won't quit

If Apple's marketing chief believes it's sad to use a PC that's older than five years, he'd be rendered speechless by the decades of service squeezed from these vintage machines.

These systems are relics, kept in use for years longer than the norm and still doing useful work at a time when their contemporaries are gathering dust.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.