WE WENT AND SNIFFED around the premises of Milton Keynes' Computer Remarketing Services a while ago.
Impressed, we were, with the industrious little outfit of computer recyclers, cleaning up discarded, functional IT kit and passing it on.
We asked boss, Terry Maguire, to ship us a couple of PC systems to have a fiddle with. One running Windows XP and run running an implementation of Linux. He did. And we have duly fiddled. And mighty pleased with the merchandise we are too.
CRS sent us a Dell desktop Optiplex system, bragging a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 and running Windows XP Professional. We've also been running a similar HP Pentium 4 based system set up to dual boot to either Windows XP or Mandriva Linux.
The systems arrived impressively packaged up in much of their original cardboard. The PCs themselves are compact desktop systems, similarly sized. The Dell wins on looks while both already look decidedly retro. The HP wins on weight and feels like it's made of solid steel.See the full Article at the Inquirer.