... thought I'd say hi. I'm Paul. I'm in Canada. I'm a SW Engineer and I've Ubuntu at home.
I'm also a volunteer referb'ing old and discarded machine for donation to people who cannot afford computers. A local college recently unloaded about 100 of these old machines (my garage is blocked with boxes, monitors, keyboards and mice
) Most of them have Win98 on the disks, but they cannot be shipped that way because of licensing issues. So Linux is the way to go. I came upon VL recently when looking for a distro that would work well on these old (to ancient) machines. Ubuntu, while zippy on my more modern machine, simply would not cut it on these old boxes. So I've just brought the first one back to life with VL 5.8. Looks good so far. I have to make sure that it has a decent word processor (hoping for OpenOffice), email support, modem support, network support, web browser, CD support and can support printing. I think VL is a match on all counts (though I may have to download OpenOffice separately).
So that's who I am and what brought me here. Hi all.