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Comment Computers For Developing Countries (Score 1) 340

I was particularly intrigued by the comment from the African user who asked that the western countries not donate old junk, noting that to really be useful for the needs of those nations, the computers shoulf have at least 486s (assuming that they are PCs.)

Look inside a PC box-- you have a power supply, hard drives, various cards, etc. that can be salvaged from a pre-486 machine.

With simple acts of salvaging, the people of developing nations can still get cheap internet worthy machines. It's not as good as getting the brand spanking new equipment but just look at how many slashdot members use old machines.

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