[nSLUG] Seeking Recommendations for 2nd Hand Machines and Refurbs

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 08:05:14 ADT 2014

Apple has been making systems with aluminium and glass cases, as well as
aluminium keyboards for years.    Some people have developed allergies to
Apple's "aluminum" cases -- aluminum cases may contain nickel which is a
known allergen and won't go away with age.   Most 2-3 year old Apple models
can boot linux or Windows but recent models can be a problem due to Apple's
heavy reliance on thermal management sensors and associated power

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:28 PM, robbie macg <robbie.macg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a friend with multiple environmental sensitivities. They have
> to work on a computer for their job, but can't work on a new machine,
> in part because of the odours associated with new products. They're
> currently needing to replace a computer, and feel like finding
> something second hand/refurbished might be their best solution. Do you
> have any recommendations for local (Hfx/Datmouth) places they should
> check out?
> Thanks,
> Robbie
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George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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