End Of Life

This week at work has been all about wiping a selection of old test machines in preparation for giving them to employees / donating them.

Most of what I’m working on today are old Dell Vostro 220’s running Vista; machines that we picked up in 2010 or so and haven’t been touched since like 2015.

These are dual core machines with 2 gigs of “fast” 800mhz ram and 160G HDs… Not horribly impressive for 2021, but they still work, still get on the Internet, and are perfectly acceptable for light computing use. Which is why I’m giving them away.

A few of these were used by our spinoff company, so they are full of weird leftovers of a bygone era… Easy enough to wipe and reload though thanks to DBAN and Clonezilla. 🙂