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Friday, April 22, 2016
Great Uses for an Old PC
You like to try new things? Nothing will seem newer than a freshly installed operating system on your old PC—even a downright elderly computer will feel brand new. Most alternative operating systems (translation: not Windows or MacOS) are based on Linux, which comes in a variety of options called "distros." Popular examples include Ubuntu, elementary OS, and PinguyOS. You'll find interfaces similar to Windows, and they come with a ton of included software packages. They work pretty great on PCs with 4GB of RAM or more. If you want to hand the laptop off to the kids, there are distros designed for toddlers, like Qimo(recently retired, but still available), DouDou, Sugar, and Edubuntu.