Ubuntu Breathes New Life into School’s Abandoned Hardware

[ Thanks to An Anonymoous Reader for
this link. ]

When 3Ghz dual core computers running 2GB of RAM weren’t being
used for many heavily CPU-intensive applications in a Victorian
secondary school library, the school’s IT department initially
joked about replacing them with older and previously abandoned
hardware. Then it saw the serious side.

“When the KDE-centric Ubuntu derivation, Kubuntu, was installed
on the old gear–a mixture of Acer Veriton 3600s and 2.1Ghz
V5100s–the school found it performed just as efficiently as on the
newer hardware…”