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Building the Linux PC for Sale
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GarySmith

Joined: 17 Oct 2014
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 13:52    Post subject:  Building the Linux PC for Sale  

Building the Linux PC for Sale

If anyone were to market a Linux PC created from older parts then which PC speed might be too slow? I'm guessing 1.3Gig.

Will be glad to take other suggestions for minimum hardware performance.

I'd be glad to hear about any of the above related suggestions.

Gary
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rokytnji

Joined: 20 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 14:47    Post subject:  

Just info

http://fossforce.com/2015/03/an-89-computer-with-ubuntu-preinstalled/

I sell refurbished laptops in my small town. It is a side venture from my M/C shop business. They are usually atom cpu n270 with 1 gig of ram and come with a/c adapters. They are toughbook style made and work very well.
http://www.macomp.com/companionpc.asp


I've sold them with SlackO 5.7 or Windows XP.
In my area. There is no interest in something new or unfamiliar.
So usually Windows XP or 7 is preferred over any Linux operating system.

My latest Android 9 inch Netbook where I installed i386 5.0 Lollipop with a Atom CPU and 1 gig of ram for
80 bucks has not got any hits when I advertise it on the radio.

So when I advertise it. I have to leave the Android part off I guess. Computer gear has flooded the market and I can even find Vista machines in the alley next to dumpsters sometimes.

I guess it boils down to , location, location, location. On how well your idea will pan out.

I know Dell dual core used PCs have flooded the market and can be had for cheap if you know what you are doing to find one.
Same can be said low profile HP Desktop Towers.
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GarySmith

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 19:51    Post subject:  

Roky,

Thanks for the information post.

The idea of finding a consistent set of obsolete PCs sounds like a good way to start. I'll have to think about that one.

My ideas concerning the Linux OS relies on its easy and inexpensive availability.

Provided on how this planning stage goes then I'll pass along updates.

Great start.

Gary
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Ted Dog


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
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Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 20:14    Post subject:  

what is that android ARM or 386?

could you post a link and what is shipping tax Texas..
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 13653
Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 22:48    Post subject:  

Linux is free for you to install, so where do you send your customers when they have an issue with their geriatric computer?
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rokytnji

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Apr 2015, 23:03    Post subject:  

Ted Dog wrote:
what is that android ARM or 386?

could you post a link and what is shipping tax Texas..


You talking to me Ted?
PM me if so.

Dealing with a Dying faithful companion tonight so my head is kind of bummed out. Sad So not firing on all cylinders right now. Drinking and posting.

http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/rokytnji/Pictures/crash.jpg

I scrapped him off the road 18 years ago as a kitten thrown out of a car Window while riding behind the car that threw him out on the freeway. He probably will be gone by Monday, if not sooner.

He is in my lap and the only reason I am on my little netbook now on a Friday night. He has been a good shop cat and hunter.
No rattle snake ever got past him.

Bummed out, Rok
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Ted Dog


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Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Sat 04 Apr 2015, 03:02    Post subject:  

Wow a hard working cat is so difficult to find they are all on instagram looking fat and lazy never saw a rat or felt like taking on a snake. To me cats are nearly worthless, remember the stories of the farm cat that not only feed itself, but gave gifts of its prowl delivered to your door. It perfectly happy to find its own place to bed down, didn't need catnip to calm its nerves or stupid toys with strings nor a scratching post. Sounds like you are going to be one hard working employee less soon. Sorry to hear that.
I had my own hardworking wild cat for years, would put food out for it only with very cold weather coming. Otherwise, she would sun herself on the hood of my tractor and hide under the wooden pine log table watching for traspassors of the tiny field mice. She kept her distance and I was happy with her. Could swear she would raise her head like whats up nod and that was all the attention needed. Confused
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Geoffrey


Joined: 30 May 2010
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Location: Queensland

PostPosted: Sat 04 Apr 2015, 05:11    Post subject:  

rokytnji wrote:
Dealing with a Dying faithful companion tonight so my head is kind of bummed out. Sad So not firing on all cylinders right now. Drinking and posting.

I feel for you, one of my best friends is a cat, he's nine this year.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26024684/vince.jpg

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tlchost

Joined: 05 Aug 2007
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Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA

PostPosted: Sat 04 Apr 2015, 06:39    Post subject:  

What type of warranty do you folks who sell used technology offer?
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d4p


Joined: 12 Mar 2007
Posts: 440

PostPosted: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 19:58    Post subject:  

A mini PC may cost only $9.
http://winfuture.de/videos/Hardware/C.H.I.P.-Mini-PC-mit-starker-Ausstattung-soll-nur-9-Dollar-kosten-14478.html
Can a used/old PC cost under $9?
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d4p


Joined: 12 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 22:35    Post subject:  

$30 mini PC running Remix OS (based on Android)
http://liliputing.com/2015/06/jide-remix-mini-a-30-tv-box-running-remix-os-based-on-android.html
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