ideas for an old laptop....:)

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  1. Finlandboy macrumors 6502

    Finlandboy

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    okay so i dont know if this is the right section to post this in but i thought it was the most fitting one and plz dont flame :)

    anyways i am really bord and have an old HP pavilion ze5170 that was given to me for free. its got low specs and a cracked screen. it is set up in my room with an external display. its got windows xp installed on it.

    and i wanted to know if anyone has any ideas for something useful i could do with it....anything!!! i really don't care what, just looking for a way to put it to good use (other than a paper weight, fire fuel, or things similar, lol)

    thanx
     
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Does it have WiFi? If so, use it as an iTunes or media server, plugged into a TV. Or a print server. Or a file server in general.

    If it doesn't have WiFi... buy a BB gun and use it for target practice?
     
  3. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Or a tiny USD Wireless N add on?


    Maybe install some Linux distro, play around? Hack OS X on to it(could be a fun project)...get Android(yes, linux, but I thought it warranted a comment on its own.) up and running?(I know they did it on EEE PC, not sure if its possible on you're laptop)
     
  5. Macceptance macrumors newbie

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    get the MagicJack and leave the computer on 24/7 serving as your telephone line for $19.99/year
     
  6. Finlandboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Finlandboy

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    it does have wifi. wats the best way going about doing that?
     
  7. Finlandboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Finlandboy

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    tired linux- and didnt know what to do after i installed it, lol

    tired hack OS X- i wanted this so bad, but last time i checked my comp wasnt compatible

    whats android?

    thanx guys!
     

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