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8 Practical Uses for Your Old Laptop


This holiday, you pull the wraps off a brand new laptop and open the lid to your shiny new mobile companion. Of course, you inevitably have to think about your old laptop. But before you dump an old laptop or retire it to the den of forgotten gadgets, here are eight practical ideas on how you can extend its life.

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Recycle Old Desktop PCs With Linux


As more and more computers find their way to the garbage, we generate e-waste. Everyday the e-waste heap grows, and many of the computers within can be re-purposed and recycled.

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What to do with that old computer?


If it has at least 256MB or 512MB of RAM (or could have, if you bought more memory), there are a number of things you could do with it.

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Ubuntu breathes new life into school's abandoned hardware


When 3Ghz dual core computers running 2GB of RAM weren't being used for many heavily CPU-intensive applications in a Victorian secondary school library, the school's IT department initially joked about replacing them with older and previously abandoned hardware. Then it saw the serious side.

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Xubuntu Compiz Fusion VERY OLD computer / Better than Vista


Video showing compiz fusion running very well on old hardware.

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