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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Most of us use a computer these days and, like everything technical, they evolve. They also tend to get slower over time. Eventually, it's time to upgrade. If you are savvy, your old PC will be responsibly recycled. The Blind Center of Nevada has a fantastic program to handle that. It is part of the three R's: reduce, reuse and recycle. Reducing and reusing products take priority over recycling though, since they have the greatest beneficial impact.
Is it possible to reduce the need for upgrading by reusing a computer? Absolutely! There is a very green solution that can extend the useful life of any PC. It can result in less frequent purchases of new hardware and software, or breathe new life into a computer that can then be reused by someone else who could benefit from it. It's called Ubuntu.