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what to do with old laptops? Answered

I have two old laptops that are too slow to be of any real use. I have an old IBM thinkpad and an old dell inspiron. I was wondering if anyone had any cool ideas on what to do with either of these machines or their components? Thanks!

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flink

8 years ago

Get the NBR version of Ubuntu. It's a lightweight version intended for netbooks. It runs fairly well on older notevooks. It can be really handy to have a net-capable computer handy around the house. I have on in the living room so I can check emails or look up movie info to find out an actor's name (I watch a lot of old movies).

Having one in the kitchen could be handy if you're into cooking. There's a bunch of good recipe programs. Again, there's the email angle.

Perhaps one in the garage or workshop to research how to take something apart or fix something?

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playcs

9 years ago

dell has a recycling program where you can get credit for it.

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awang8

9 years ago

Old laptops? Heaps! *Install Linux and run it as a server? *Install MediaPortal and use as PVR? *Sell then on eBay? *Pull it apart for parts?

multimedia box energy efficient server for 24/7 work pentium 1 can run acceptably fast windows 95 / 98 or linux server pentium 2+ may run acceptably fast modern fully functional linux