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Ubuntu Breathes New Life into School's Abandoned Hardware

Apr 08, 2008, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Hendry)

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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..."

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