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November 28th, 2005

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04:28 am - free old computer and monitor / or recommend where to donate?
I have a very old computer that I have decided to get rid of because it's silly to let it keep taking up space I don't have to spare (it's not even worth $5 because it's so old, but it works so it feels wrong to just throw away).

Rather than it becoming fodder for a landfill, I am wondering if anyone has a good use for it or knows someplace that needs it. If I give it Goodwill or Salvation Army stores they will just dump it in the garbage (like they do with any un-sellable items you have been giving them, with holes, worn, old, etc - you thought they use them? what do you think the four massive dumpsters out back are for?)

Here's what it is:
14" SVGA CRT that can go to 1024x768 (it was decent in it's time)
low profile proprietary desktop case (means it can't be upgraded/reused)
80486 80mhz AMD cpu (yes 486, ie. before pentium equal to a pentium 50mhz)
80 megabyte (yes MB) hard drive
It runs windows 3.1 which is installed and runs.

You can actually hookup an external modem and use an old browser.
If you are a linux guru I guess it could be used somehow in that way.

I'll deliver it free to any charity/501.3c or similar on Tuesday
otherwise available to someone who can pickup on my weird schedule Tuesday.

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Date:November 28th, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've been trying to find a computer with windows 3.1. IF you really want to give it away, I'll take it.
Date:April 13th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Hmmm for some reason only half the post can be seen. I tried reloading but still same.

Date:April 15th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
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