Re: Home businesses and older computers

Subject: Re: Home businesses and older computers
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: cardimon720 -at- yahoo -dot- com
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 20:01:59 +0530

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:30 PM, Craig Cardimon <cardimon720 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> How many of you would run your own home-based business using an older computer?
> By older I'm talking about a computer that is maxed out with 512 MB RAM, 1.20 GHz, and is XP Pro 2002 SP3.

Well... I have a desktop - PIV 3.06 GHz, but with 512 MB RAM and XP
Pro SP2. I don't do work on it, usually, it's my mother's email/Net
and games machine, and she only uses Ubuntu for both those.

I work on a laptop with an AMD Turion ML-30 1.6 GHz, 768 MB of RAM,
and currently have two flavors of Ubuntu on it - 7.10 and 8.10. And
VMware Player for the times I need a VM with XP Pro SP2 to run stuff
like FrameMaker... like right now.

Both of these would easily classify as "older" computers, I guess :)
but I'm sort of curious about why you asked...


Edgar D'Souza (

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