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Kit Out A PC For Free!

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If you've ever taken a trip to your local tip you'll no doubt have seen a number of old computers lying about. In this day and age when we hanker for faster and faster computers, it can be hard to find a new home for that old machine.

So, take a look at the tips below and see if you can kit out a computer for free -- and recycle that old machine:

Free Operating System

Firstly, you'll need an Operating System (OS). Even if your computer has an old version of Windows, you may find that it's not supported anymore (so you won't be able to get help easily if you run into problems) or it doesn't work well with new technology. Additionally, if you have a dodgy pirate version of an OS you may find getting new security updates to be impossible!

New operating systems, however, can be expensive. As mentioned, a new licensed version of Microsoft Windows, for example will cost around £200, making your PC far from free. But luckily, there are free alternatives to Windows.

One of the best we've found is Ubuntu.


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If you've ever taken a trip to your local tip

Local Tip???? I'm not sure I have one (besides stumbling upon new vernacular, what a totally craptastic article).

re: huh?

Yeah, I didn't know either, but that usually don't mean much. Big Grin I thought it was just something I wasn't hip to yet and others would know what he meant. It might be some regional colloquialism. ...who knows. probably a typo. Big Grin

Given that the author of the

Given that the author of the article referred to 'pounds', I assume that he is probably British.

In Australia (and also Britain), the local (rubbish) tip is common usage for what I believe, people from the U.S. often refer to as the 'dump'.

Out of touch?

How many people carry over their OS from their old to new PC? Furthermore, how many PCs are sold these days without an OS? It seems to me that the author of the article is totally out of touch...

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