I do have DSL router connected to my home network using WinXP. I sort
of understood setting up linux to run through it was difficult -
The systems you speak of sound reasonable, but then I dont have spare
screen etc. so would have to purchase all these as well. The
'princess' says we cant afford something new, but time may tell.
Please post me your business email addy to judenlinz(a)orcon.net.nz.
Michael McDonald wrote:
Many people will have unrealistic expectations of what
are worth. Have you seen of the prices of new equipment? One firm is
offering a new "box" (CPU, CD-RW, disk etc, but no keyboard, screen
etc) for under $450! Many firms have complete systems for under $1000.
Older computers would generally require an upgrade to be able to take
the newer Linux systems - that's if you want to have modern software -
and it's usually cheaper to buy brand new than upgrade anything older
than 3 years.
But, if you want to use your existing Windows system and run one of
the "Live" Linux distributions, it may be more effective to look
around for an external modem (they're not particularly cheap to buy
When I was trying Knoppix on my Win/ME box (128MB RAM) a few years ago,
I found an external modem worked great. It only took a few moments to
set up an Internet connection. However, with email, you'll probably
be confined to a web interface.
I presume you're not using an ADSL Ethernet router - that's a breeze
with Knoppix etc as you're straight on to the Internet without having
to set up the connection.
Judy & Lindsay Roberts wrote:
We have been giving some thought to buying a SECOND HAND older
computer - something like a 500mhz machine - to put a full Linux
system on, if we cant get the LIVE versions I am tinkering with to
operate to the point of being able to send/receive email and view the
I have had some suggestions to where I might get something, from list
members, but so far what I have viewed have been beyond our currents
Further suggestions would be appreciated.
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