You call it old ? My current computer is an 2.8GHz Pentium 4 with 1GB RAM and I still use it as main computer. It mainly runs on Ubuntu, but I kept Windows XP in a partition.Darth Wong wrote:Obsolete PC #2:
Asus P4P800SE motherboard
3GHz Pentium-4 CPU
2GB DDR RAM
320GB Seagate SATA hard drive
Reformat it, then install Ubuntu, and once you're familiar enough with it, you can donate it and give a formation + a way to contact a local LUG in case of needing help.
Just to tell you our own experiences : Last year, my mother bought a new PC runing Win XP for her office at the organization where she works, then the old PC was formatted, had Windows 98 reinstalled and donated to an organization that provides activities to people with intellectual disabilities, since this kind of people don't give a shit if the desktop is shiny, as long as they can use it to play simple games.
We had other old PCs - one old Pentium 133MHz with a dead HDD, and two desktops that had parts removed to equip other computers - and other hardwares such as old printers and my old CD player that was on my previous computer. One guy my parents know and who reassemble PCs for unwealthy people, took them all. All we kept is a spare functional PC that is used when one of our PCs is down.