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Re: [Fsfe-uk] ZDNet Carbon-neutral PC runs Vista (not Free software)

From: Dave Page
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] ZDNet Carbon-neutral PC runs Vista (not Free software)
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 23:33:08 +0100
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On Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 09:30:13PM +0100, Richard Smedley wrote:

> Does it really need re-stating that real environmental benefits come
> much more readily from _not_ throwing things away? E.g.  taking the 3
> million PCs chucked in UK landfill last year and using for LTSP (or as
> GNU desktops). :-/

To be honest, I've not seen anyone run the numbers concerning the energy
cost of building new machines vs. the savings from more efficient
hardware, better ACPI etcetera. Is it better for me to use an old
Pentium as a firewall, or "sponsor" the manufacture of a lower-powered
embedded device?

Dave Page <address@hidden>
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