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Resuscitating Your Old Computer: Crunchbang Linux

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These days we all seem to have at least one old laptop we no longer use that we just can’t get around to throwing away….
After passing on to newer and better machines, I found myself having to decide what to do with my old Sony Vaio “powerhouse” laptop, with its mind-blowing 1GHz Duron processor and 256Mb RAM.

Since the Vaio came equipped with an Ati Rage M graphics adapter and tv-out, my goal was to use it as a dvd/mp3/divx/etc. player on steroids.

The idea was to place it in my home network and to use it to stream movies and music from my main PC and directly from the Internet.

I scoured the net looking for a lightweight Linux distribution that could serve my needs. The task wasn’t simple, because over the years I grew accustomed to being pampered by my OS and I’m not sure I’d settle for a barebone distribution that does not assist me in my day to day tasks or, worst still, gets in my way when I’m trying to do stuff.

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