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Reviving old hardware en mass or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ZorinOS Linux Distribution

Let's see how we can help upgrade and stabilize the school's computers in the classes and labs he saidBut as I wrote before the Local Council's finances are in dire straights.TL;DR The end may be happy. but the journey was glorious.

The state of computers in classes and labs Hardware ranging from the last generation of dual core Pentiums to 4th generation i7s with a sprinkle of, surprisingly fast but with very low memory and cache, dual core 64bit AMDs. Packed with dust, ridden with useless software and desktops full of documents over Windows 7 and some Windows 10 build 1803 or less. The list of complaints on slow or stuck PCs is getting longer by the day. The phrase "It does not work" appears in every other row on a spreadsheet. It is the end of June 2019, School year starts September 1st, the teachers do not know what they need on the PCs but they need it working and time is running out. 250 Windows and Office licences... Apparently Windows and Office licens…