Posted Sep 16, 2008 11:51 UTC (Tue) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Parent article: KS2008: Linux 3.0
I agree with Linus's point about older hardware - schools, charities, developing countries can really make use of older hardware with modern distros like SliTaz, Ubuntulite, Puppy, etc.
In fact the same goes for individuals who want to use older systems as secondary computers. I have only just thrown out a 12 year old 486 laptop that was a Linux firewall in its later years, and I still sometimes use Ethernet cards of similar vintage in other laptops.