Breathing some life back into an old machine

Hi readers, I’ve been really busy in my spare time over the last week or so. I had an old Shuttle machine that I built about 5 years ago when I was living in Switzerland, and decided it was time to breath a bit of life back into this beauty. So I installed Novell SUSE Linux. I had some problems with the graphics… as I wanted to run -of course- Second Life on this machine. Bought a Radeon graphics card, that sort of works, but no fancy wobbly windows and 3d cube, but it works. The monitor wasn’t listed -a Samsung SyncMaster 152s, but I worked out the parameters. In fact it is looking sort of neat. Tried both Gnome and KDE desktops, must say that KDE is looking tidier and more advanced. I reckon this machine has at least 1-2 years life left… thanks to Linux. Very neat OS and 60 days free evaluation. The license cost is only about €47 for a years subscription, much less expensive than MS. If you’re fed-up with MS, then try it out. It feels sort of satisfying not to throw out that old machine, that is not really so old after all!

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