[sf-lug] Found an Asentia J10

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu May 20 15:41:14 PDT 2010

Quoting Bobbie Sellers (bliss at sfo.com):

> I get a kick from playing with  these old systems which
> someone might be able to use for e-mail and word processing
> and light weight browsing.

Using Win95 and low-end 15-year-old productivity software, sure, but
you're going to be horribly frustrated launching _even_ Linux kernel +
X11 + Blackbox + AbiWord, and that's _after_ somehow scrounging a pair
of 16 MB SIMMs to bring you up -- and I use the word loosely -- to 32MB

Do you even have a rough conception of the RSS footprint of lightweight
word-processors, browsers, and e-mail clients in 2010?  I think you're
underestimating that requirment -- unless your idea of lightweight
applications is vi, lynx, and elm.

> As for the age certainly you are correct about that but in a Third
> World Nation they would be happy to see this.

That would be a relevant point if shipping to third-world nations (and 
curb-to-curb pickup) were free of charge.

As it is, in _this_ country, even PII and PIII systems have been getting
dumpstered in massive numbers.  Good luck with your P75, but I'm
currently drawing the line at one decade (currently PIII).

>     Gotta go thank my Norwegian friend.

My Tante Bjorg warned me to never trust those Norwegians.  ;->

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