1st Gen Macbook, what to do with it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by unixfool, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. unixfool macrumors 6502a

    Jan 21, 2006
    Northern VA
    I've a 1st gen Macbook that doesn't see much use since it can't run a supported OS X version.

    In fact, I've two Macbooks. The 2nd one is a 2nd gen (has full 64-bit functionality while the 1st gen does not). The 2g isn't the one I'm concerned about though...not yet, at least.

    I'm curious on if these can be repurposed. I haven't tried yet, but I suppose I can install Linux on it, or OpenBSD.

    I'm not looking for the machine to be competitive with the latest notebooks...if it can be used as a browsing machine and still have software support, that would be great.

    What's everyone's experience with this situation?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Core Duo model? Throw in a 60GB SSD and put Windows 7 on it. In my experience that's the best thing to do… mainly for driver support & performance.

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