The $72 PC is a hit!
I knew when H20-wiz Dave Prochnow suggested a $75 PC project that it’d be popular, but I had no idea...
I knew when H20-wiz Dave Prochnow suggested a $75 PC project that it’d be popular, but I had no idea how popular. My failure to get the promised “more info” online before the article hit newsstands has resulted in a flood of letters from readers eager to get started. Nothing makes a DIY editor happier, so I’m glad to say the info is now online, with some extra details from Dave, as well as some new sources for the parts. It seems we’d driven so many people to the original sources that they sold out. In the article, we also asked people what they’d do with a cheap PC and have gotten several great responses, which I’ll post up here this week. Here’s one from reader Mike Creamer:
Another reader wrote to remind us that Puppy Linux is a fine alternative to the Damn Small Linux OS we recommended in the article.
Have a cool use for the cheap PC, or a way to make it better or cheaper? Let us know in the comments below. —Mike Haney