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Why old software versions matter

In a recent post on the blog attention was drawn to a comment left on the site’s Facebook page by a user who said, “I am using your resource to restore some really low resource computers to give to people who have no money to buy a computer for themselves or their children.”

What a fantastic use of the service!

If ever there was an argument for maintaining freely available archives of old versions of software, then this has to be one of the better ones. Why should access to computers and the Internet be the sole preserve of those privileged enough to afford it?

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