Thursday, September 7, 2017

New life for computers made redundant

As XP is no longer updated old computers soon become useless. Loading an alternative lightweight Linux system has become increasingly more difficult as the CPU is no longer supported. Greece can no longer afford to buy new computers, especially the young with a 45 percent unemployment rate, so a group of system programmers have come up with a solution called Antix. As Linux is open sourced they have put back the old CPU drivers, used a simple low resourced Desktop. They also added the latest firefox, Youtube viewer, media player and a simplified office suite. The performance is adequate for use as simple home computer, as long as fast action games are not required. Any computer that ran XP should run Antix equally well but without the maintenance worries.