I'm very eager for the final version of VL7 Standard, not only because I've been using VL7 throughout the testing as my main OS, but also because I want to put it on the old computer I retired in March so I can get rid of it.
It's my old 1.3 GHz Celeron Tualatin, 1 gig of RAM, Radeon 9200 video card with 128 megs, two 80-gig 7200 rpm hard drives, and a fairly new DVD DL burner. The main reason I retired it was that it did a terrible job with streaming video and I do like to watch TV shows and DVDs on a computer. I may see if I can get $30 or $40 US for it, or I may give it away. I hate to ask money for it because those drives must be 8 years old and while they pass surface tests without errors, one of these days one or both will give up the ghost.
It would probably be more appealing to the public if it had Windows on it, but I don't have a legal copy of XP I could install on it. It works better with Linux anyway. I'm hoping that with VL7 and Firefox, Picasa, Thunderbird, Libre Office, and our great Linux media players, whoever gets it will realize they have it all and can do fine without Windows.
So until VL7 Standard goes Gold, the computer is sitting in our hall. It's just the carcass--no monitor or keyboard taking up space.
...gee, granny,....if I was close around there,...I'd snatch that ol' computer up in a heartbeat! I have several of the older PCs,...and they work just fine with linux (well,...with such distros as VL and such).