Bob and I had another flea market trip over the weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to snag another Engrish gem, but I did find a computer for ten bucks.

Nothing fancy, of course. A 633Mhz emachine with a 10GB hard drive and 32mb of ram. In other words, a big, bulky iPod. Or something to that effect. I'm thinking of building a DVD duplicator using the parts, but before I do I thought I might try a UNIX based OS out. FreeBSD looks promising.

It's a free, opensource operating system that Apple went and based it's OSX line on. How's that for an endorsement?

With my current "anti-Microsoft" attitude, I'm considering this option for all of my PCs. If I can run my existing software on it, I'm sold. Otherwise, it's just not going to be practical, I think.

If anyone has any advice or suggestions, please send them my way!

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