Why I should not go for a new 64 bit computer?
I have many 32 bit computers and they have done the donkey work for me and my family, over the past 5 years and none of them is ready for retirement.
Even if I retire them there is nobody to look after them.
But they are on voluntary retirement, simply because the electricity tariff has gone beyond my purse and control.
It has gone up by 50% and I stopped downloading and subscribed to Linux Magazine from the money saved for one month Electricity bill.
I get a free DVD with every issue.
Buying the print version of the Magazine contributes to my carbon foot-print but I save 10 times carbon foot-print if I switched off the computer for good except for checking my email.
The other reason for me not buying a new computer (64 bits) is that now I can buy a few Raspberry Pis, instead of a computer and tinker it for my liking.
They are going to make a camera outfit soon out of the Raspberry Pi/Pie.
I have only one Refurbished Mini 64 bit computer to test Linux 64 bit versions and it looks like in another five years they may not have 32 bit Linux versions except PCLinux and its FullMonty counterpart which works equally well on 64 bit computers.
Then of course Tablets are going to hit the local market, at least the cheap Chinese versions and buying one of them will cut down my carbon foot-print and electricity bill.
Think twice before one buys a new or old computer.
Their days seems to be numbered and they will be dumped in this small island including, temples where nobody would use them because of the price hike in electricity.
It is going to be a miracle to get one to use a computer then.
I have a new saying now.
In good old days we said, if one has an enemy, one buys or coax him to buy an old car so that he will spend a fortune to get it to running order.
Now one has to pay a fortune to buy a car let alone run it on the road.
The new saying is ¨if one has an enemy buy him a laptop or an old computer¨.
He may never find parts or battery to run it/them and they are loaded with all the Microsoft viruses.