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Here's a nice anecdotal story about using top-of-the-line Linux software
on bottom-of-the-dumpster hardware:

  Seventeen years old and state of the art
  Linux is the perfect catalyst for computer recycling

  http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20010725/tc/seventeen_years_old_and_state_of_the_art_1.html

Snippet:

  "[O]ne of the most underrated benefits of Linux and other open source
  operating systems [is that they are] driven by users rather than vendors,
  and many users view software upgrades as a way to move technology forward,
  and not as an excuse to dump hardware.

  <snipped: paragraph about Windows XP and Mac OSX requiring latest hardware>

  "The quality and flexibility of Linux and open source applications
  are key benefits as developing countries struggle to compete in
  today's heavily computerized world economy. Levels of
  technology that are considered commonplace here are simply out
  of reach for those at average income levels in many developing countries."


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-bill!
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