You should be careful: If you start using Linux on your old computers, you might run the risk of never buying another one.
If you read about my experience at 100Mhz, you probably already think me a nut for being amenable to the idea of downgrading all the way to a Pentium with 16Mb. But now it seems that in a roll call for machines and their ages, there are a few more lunatics out there. Like hrod beraht, who runs Arch and evilwm on a 9-year-old Athlon and sees no need for a new machine.
So be careful. Don’t let Linux fool you. You need a new computer every couple of years to be part of the in-crowd, a productive member of society and to gratify your biological instict as a predator. So go on out there and buy, buy, buy!
And send me your old one. You know you’re just going to throw it away anyway. I’ll take care of it for you. …