I'm sure we all have our own reasons, but I am personally grateful for all the vintage hardware that keeps on keeping on thanks to Linux. All I have to do is look around the house:
- A classic AMD dual core from 2008 still pumping out Spotify in the basement workroom.
- My daughter's clapped out old HP laptop with a broken hinge siting on the workbench in case I need to check something on the Internet.
- My home-built AMD Piledriver desktop that the grandkids had a great time with playing PBS video games yesterday.
- A lovely old Thinkpad that went to Europe and back and runs Debian like a champion.
- A memory challenged Toshiba netbook that drove its former owner crazy trying to run Windows 7, but now serves as a testbed for Arch Linux and a whole bunch of lightweight applications.
All of this stuff would likely be in a landfill by now if not for various flavors of Linux.
Edited by raymac46, 22 April 2019 - 07:14 AM.