Last year, a used system was purchased from the local Salvation Army store in Warrensburg, Missouri. For several months it sat inside of our world headquarters.
It was either a system that could be salvaged for parts or something that could be put to good use.
Early Tuesday morning, it was plugged into a TV via VGA and powered on. It turned out that spending approximately $5 USD was going to yield a pleasant surprise. Preliminary specs are as follows:
AMD Phenom quad core CPU
7 GB of RAM
AMD Readon HD 5340 with 1 GB of RAM
500 GB Hard Drive
The system itself currently has Windows Vista Home Premium. It seems it was set up for World of Warcraft. Whether it can handle a Linux distribution at this point with the precarious situation regarding AMD graphics will remain to be seen.
Though it’s not the most that has ever been had, this desktop has the most memory out of all the desktop systems in a long time.
Further research will be needed to see if it can hold more memory. Depending on what it can handle, it may very well replace the main desktop.
I founded The *Nixed Report in 2005 after realizing that there were so many forms of entertainment out there that was either being ignored, minimized, or misrepresented. I use *nix-like systems to this very day and that includes Android and Chrome-based devices.