Re: Because ... it’ll just work : Nope
Not many people are still using an 8 year old ...
I still use my trusty Asus 1000HE 2.0Gb Netbook, puchased used albeit in mint shape in early 2010.
Runs Devuan ascii and always goes with me when I have to travel to the country.
Had an issue with the mobo last year so I got another with a broken screen for ~ $40, did the transplant and was on my way again. Kept the charger and sold the remaining parts, recovering almost $25.
Can't beat that.
When not on the road, it doubles as a host for my coffee roasting software.