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
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