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vascobrissos14

Uses for old netbook

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12 minutes ago, vascobrissos14 said:

I have an old netbook with a Atom N270 and 2GB of RAM.

Is there anything useful I can do with it?

I thought about installing ChromeOS on it but is it worth the effort?

 

Thanks

what are you planning on doing with the netbook?


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PC#2 intel xeon X5355 x2 Super micro dual socket LGA 771, GT 710 1gb (pcie x4)/ ATI 16mb Onboard Video 2 WD 250gb 650 W PSU (evga g3) 16gb DDR2 ECC 667 mhz Ram

PC#3 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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Just now, Nolanrulesroblox said:

what are you planning on doing with the netbook?

It's been collecting dust for a few years.

I remembered I have it though and now I want to know if it's worth messing with it or just leave it collecting dust.

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Just now, vascobrissos14 said:

It's been collecting dust for a few years.

I remembered I have it though and now I want to know if it's worth messing with it or just leave it collecting dust.

what OS is on it right now?


PC#1 Ryzen 5 1600 GTX 1080ti 16gb GSKILL 3000mhz samsung 850 evo 250gb x2 inland 240gb SSDs (raid 0) Seagate 3tb 7200rpm HDD EVGA G3 850W FM,80+G

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PC#3 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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Just now, vascobrissos14 said:

Last time I touched it, I installed W10 and it ran it when I turned it on now.

well right down the Windows 10 key and install Chrome OS or Some Linux Distro.


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PC#2 intel xeon X5355 x2 Super micro dual socket LGA 771, GT 710 1gb (pcie x4)/ ATI 16mb Onboard Video 2 WD 250gb 650 W PSU (evga g3) 16gb DDR2 ECC 667 mhz Ram

PC#3 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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Just now, vascobrissos14 said:
 

yes BUT you will be restricted to the apps you use but (again lol) you can use a lightweight Linux distro that will be easier to install

 

im gonna be honest, im not a big fan of Cloud ready


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1 minute ago, Nolanrulesroblox said:

yes BUT you will be restricted to the apps you use but (again lol) you can use a lightweight Linux distro that will be easier to install

 

im gonna be honest, im not a big fan of Cloud ready

Yea I thought about that. What Linux Distro do you recommend? I like Ubuntu but isn't it a bit heavy for this PC?

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Just now, vascobrissos14 said:

Yea I thought about that. What Linux Distro do you recommend? I like Ubuntu but isn't it a bit heavy for this PC?

like Ubuntu or https://elementary.io/  (i like elementary tbh use it on my vmware Vsphere vm)


PC#1 Ryzen 5 1600 GTX 1080ti 16gb GSKILL 3000mhz samsung 850 evo 250gb x2 inland 240gb SSDs (raid 0) Seagate 3tb 7200rpm HDD EVGA G3 850W FM,80+G

PC#2 intel xeon X5355 x2 Super micro dual socket LGA 771, GT 710 1gb (pcie x4)/ ATI 16mb Onboard Video 2 WD 250gb 650 W PSU (evga g3) 16gb DDR2 ECC 667 mhz Ram

PC#3 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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2 minutes ago, vascobrissos14 said:

Yea I thought about that. What Linux Distro do you recommend? I like Ubuntu but isn't it a bit heavy for this PC?

if Ubuntu is slow try Lubuntu and see if that changes things (64 bit vs 32 bit)


PC#1 Ryzen 5 1600 GTX 1080ti 16gb GSKILL 3000mhz samsung 850 evo 250gb x2 inland 240gb SSDs (raid 0) Seagate 3tb 7200rpm HDD EVGA G3 850W FM,80+G

PC#2 intel xeon X5355 x2 Super micro dual socket LGA 771, GT 710 1gb (pcie x4)/ ATI 16mb Onboard Video 2 WD 250gb 650 W PSU (evga g3) 16gb DDR2 ECC 667 mhz Ram

PC#3 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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1 minute ago, vascobrissos14 said:

 

Alright thanks man :)

np, dont forget to use Rufus 😛

 


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PC#2 intel xeon X5355 x2 Super micro dual socket LGA 771, GT 710 1gb (pcie x4)/ ATI 16mb Onboard Video 2 WD 250gb 650 W PSU (evga g3) 16gb DDR2 ECC 667 mhz Ram

PC#3 Intel i5 4200u intel HD 4400 8gb DDR3 1600 240 kingston SSD (rip laptop 2015-2018)

 

 

Please, take everything I say with a grain of salt. I'm not a professional, just a moderately knowledgeable nerd.

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