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Crazy idea, how come no one has ever thought of that before
noisy, power-inefficient and/or with dead batteries, slow HDD or small SSD (also slow), 2GB or 4GB RAM, connectors so outdated that I need to buy a new monitor for them, old slow 802.11n wifi adapter...
naah, it'll be less painful to just use them as my backup, in case my main machine died. Because upgrading it up to decent levels would cost quite some €€€s. And as my financial state heavily depends on my tool (i.e. a computer), I'd rather not make compromises and use proper, suitable, non-outdated equipment instead.
Did you assume they didn't already have Linux running before they died? Bahahahahahahahaha 😂
@netikras 11n sounds too fast
@electrineer true... I guess that depends on the definition of "old"
Hazarth77271yI mostly mind they are noisy. I Sometimes start them up for intensive stuff but nah, I have Raspberries for non-stop server running...
Could be fun to try and run my laptops as an on-demand service though, might look into that
That’s a good idea actually.
gururaju51*Now that's what I call a Hacker* MOTHER OF ALL AUTOMATIONS This seems a long post. but you will definitely ...
linuxxx66This guy at my last internship. A windows fanboy to the fucking max! He was saying how he'd never use anythi...
creedasaurus62Another dev on my team just got a new machine. Before he came in today I made two separate USB installers and ...
I'm sure many of you have old laptops and PCs lying around at home. Don't throw them away, and don't just leave them out there. Put them to use.
Install a Linux distro on them and they'll be as good as new https://linuxstans.com/best-linux-d...