Linux and Technology blog

August 3, 2006

Reincarnating a discarded laptop with Linux

Filed under: Linux, Tutorials — rakeshvk @ 6:59 am

Do you have an old laptop sitting in a closet somewhere, taking up room and gathering dust? You might be able to get some surprisingly good service out of the old clunker — if you know how to revive it by installing an appropriate Linux distro. This article says just what to do.

Many people acquire old Pentium I, II, or III era laptops and install Linux and other free software to create a useful machine. A few years ago, laptop Linux was immature and this was a challenge. Laptops have always been proprietary and less standardized than desktop PCs. Today, however, Linux features much better hardware detection and installs easily on most laptop >>>>

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1 Comment »

  1. I’ve recently just done that: install Linux on my old PIII laptop. It took quite a bit of testing to finally find the one distro that would work perfectly for me. However, I was so satisfied with the results that I started a blog about this experience. If you like, check it out at http://tropicofvector.wordpress.com

    Comment by S — September 2, 2009 @ 9:34 am


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