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Old 03-19-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Is this a new OS you are developing or were you listening to Annie Lennox?

Anyhow, this is how I would upgrade a decade old laptop:
- Sell it using whatever site or means to get the most $$ for it.
- Put the $$ I made from the old laptop into buying a newer laptop within my budget.
sorry linux
better?
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Hello,

Long story why, but I have a decade old laptop sitting in my closet. My questions are the following:

1. Would it be possible to ugrade it to work with today's software and applications?

2. If so, how would one go about upgrading the memory and hard drive?

3. Besides the memory and Hard Drive, what else would need to be upgraded?

Thanks
You could get it to work for basic applications, but upgrading RAM and the hard drive probably wouldn't be cost effective.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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The OP isn't adding any of the requested information. I'd guess they haven't been back to this thread and you're wasting you're time giving advice.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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The OP isn't adding any of the requested information. I'd guess they haven't been back to this thread and you're wasting you're time giving advice.
Good point, Tek. Any further replies are useless until the OP come back with some more info. (Besides, if not the OP, to whom would a reply be directed?)
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Old laptops make great home fileservers if they have Ethernet - and if the battery still holds a charge it has a built-in UPS. Try FreeBSD and install Samba & sshd - this is what I do with mine (a P1 at that) and it works great. It can hook up to a an external Firewire HDD with an adapter to give u more disk space.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This is your first post, ICU11?

*Tip* Check the date on a post before you reply. This one is 6 months old.

Welcome to C-D.
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