The article has been super popular and it seems using old machines for a very long time is a quite common practice but one that people also feel insecure about. A cursory reading of comments across the web tells me that part of the attraction to the article (or at least to commenting on it) is the recognition or validation of other people doing the same.

Here's an interesting statistic from the web logs: 10% (~7k unique visitors) of all traffic to the article has used a machine with OS X 10.1 Puma. That is an OS from 2002. I believe that is the last generation of computers, but I might be mistaken. It seems to good to be true though but I can't really think of a reason why this number would be wrong..

Massive use of user agent switching should lead to way more even distribution of other uncommon OSes as well? Does anyone know what could be up?

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I don't really have an answer but PowerPC support lasted until Mac OS X 10.6. I can remember running Puma on my Wallstreet Powerbook G3, which had the upgraded 128 GB of RAM.

Maybe this article made it to a community such as lowendmac.com ?

Also the anti-PC movement with their"intel outside" and "evil inside" stickers were also present in Macintosh PowerPC users. And they had similar concerns over planned obsolescence of Intel machines.

Maybe is their most patched and decent OS?

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@cmos4040 yeah it has to be a fan community. Lots of ram your laptop had ;)

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