It's about time I tried Fedora and Linux Mint. I've only tried Ubuntu and OpenSUSE. OpenSUSE seems to be more stable but I've only gave it a quick look. I've used Ubuntu more.SyntaxError90 wrote:I'd still use them if you can. Try running Windows XP or later on those, and they will be slow, or try one of the many distros of Linux.
My personal 3 favorites:
If you (want to) run servers: http://www.ubuntu.com/
Well sir, you can give it to me! My computer is more than 7 years old. Mine is only 1.8ghz Pentium CPU.Darth Wong wrote:What's the best thing to do with old PCs? I have a couple of old PCs sitting in my basement collecting dust:
Obsolete PC #1:
Micro ATX chassis
AOpen MX3S motherboard
1GHz Celeron CPU
80GB Seagate ATA hard drive
Obsolete PC #2:
Asus P4P800SE motherboard
3GHz Pentium-4 CPU
2GB DDR RAM
320GB Seagate SATA hard drive
Are these computers too old to be good for anything? Should I try to donate them to someone or some organization, or just drop them off at the recycling depot? Are there organizations out there which would have a use for computers like this? Both of them are fully functional.
That sounds FUNgod0fgod wrote:I'll state the obvious just to remind everyone. You must reformat hard drives completely to prevent data being stolen when you are passing them on.
I don't think all types of reformatting on all systems actually erase all data from the hard drive.
If unsure best to securely destroy old hard drives. Make some home made explosives. That would be a fun way to erase data.
DBANgod0fgod wrote:If unsure best to securely destroy old hard drives. Make some home made explosives. That would be a fun way to erase data.
Uhm it might destroy the microwave, toogod0fgod wrote:Would microwaving a hard drive destroy the data?
Don't try that at home.
Try it at work?
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