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Old 25th June 2008, 19:43   #1
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I have an old laptop that has about 128mb ram, a CD-ROM drive, 16-bit PCMCIA slot, and about a 20gb HD irrc (I'm not sure about the other specs, besides that fact that it's an intel cpu). Is there something productive I can still use it for?
 
Old 25th June 2008, 19:56   #2
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what do you want to do with it?

active? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damn_Small_Linux
in-active? http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/20...al-photo-frame

more interesting ideas:
- Convert it to a home server
- Convert its LCD into a Stand-Alone Monitor
- Salvage an external backup drive from it
- Extend your wireless coverage
http://lifehacker.com/359389/give-an...-free-projects


I have an old PII-500Mhz laptop lying around here too, thinking about the Digital Photo Frame thingie, looks very cool
huge list projects: http://likelysoft.com/hacks/pictureframes.shtml
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The Digital Photo frame is not a bad idea at all. Thanks
 
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