"My father recently retired a 1-Ghz AMD (AMD) computer with 1
Gbyte of RAM that he'd built from mail-ordered parts. He'd dropped
the cash for a new Dell (Dell) with Vista, which he likes quite a
lot (no grousing, please, it happens), and let me have the old
machine. My first move: Wipe it clean, install Linux, and prepare
it for an exercise in "hand-me-down computing."
"'Hand-me-down computing' sounds like a derogatory term, but it
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