Breathing Life Into Older Computers

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Many of the readers who visit here surely have an older computer that has been tossed away in a closet. Take a look at my systems. The oldest computer I have is a Pentium 266 MMX laptop with 64MB of RAM. Most people would just consider this to be garbage and junk it, and if you brought this in for service where I work, I would agree with you. While this laptop might seem old and out-of-date now, it is small and light. I needed something I could easily carry around, so I figured I would see what I could salvage out of this dinosaur. Windows would have a hard time running on this low-spec laptop, but there are many distributions of Linux that will work exceptionally well. The one we'll be using today is Damn Small Linux.

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Lost Reality

Recycling crap is a fine hobby, but people, lets get real, junk = junk no matter what you do with it. All of these "I made xxx do yyy" articles assumes one thing - that your time is worthless. When you can get a brand new system for a few hundred dollars, why would anyone waste their time trying to resurrect ancient crap that will at best, limp along with marginal performance? Time moves on, and I'm amazed that some people find that a hard concept to grasp (buggy whip grease anyone?).

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