The red hot Ubuntu love machine revisited

I was surprised to find some of my leftover photos on the Internet today, including some of a Dell GX150 I repainted a couple of years ago before selling it on ebay.

I figured after disassembling one machine earlier today, I might as well re-link to those photos and enjoy the nostalgia.


That particular machine was very flexible for a small-form-factor desktop computer. I know these were originally marketed for the business sector, but with a proper upgrade or two they were no less usable than most of the machines I have now. (Of course, most of the machines I have now are … the same. :roll: )


I don’t remember how much money I made off it, but I know I turned a handsome profit.


Two cans of paint, a few hours of time and a hobby that makes your bank account grow. Even more so, if you have any artistic ability. In light of the current economic situation, it might be something to consider. ;)

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9 Responses to “The red hot Ubuntu love machine revisited”

  1. 1 dannybuntu 2008/12/26 at 8:02 PM

    One word for it:


    Cheers and Merry Christmas!

  2. 2 Guitar John 2008/12/27 at 1:05 PM

    Cool! Sexy!

    If I may ask, is that just regular old spray paint or some kind of specialty paint?

    There could be a custom paint job in the future for my Dell 4700. :roll:

  3. 3 K.Mandla 2008/12/27 at 8:26 PM

    That was Krylon Fusion, if I remember right. It’s designed to bond to plastic and cures to a sheen, which makes it perfect. With other paints you’d have to add a coat to get a shine, but this stuff is my favorite for repainting projects. Scrub liberally, dry thoroughly, paint in clean and even strokes on a clear and windless day, cure over a day or two and reassemble. It’s like a new computer.

  4. 5 Anonymous 2008/12/29 at 4:16 AM

    yeah that is quite nice, i love the well placed stickers and badges as well for that professional feel :)

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