What to do with my late 2006 MBP?

Phlebas8717

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Original poster
Jul 19, 2011
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My new 15 inch MBP should be in later today (woot woot!) and I am wondering what to do about my elderly 2006 MBP. It has been a great laptop for me, and is still kicking after all these years, but its age is showing. I thought about selling it on Ebay, but the laptop is pretty beat up (missing the function key, scratches, dented case, a weak hinge connecting the screen to the body and a dead pixel) and I probably won't get enough money to make it worth selling it.

What should I do with it? Load up Ubuntu and have a zippy Linux Machine? Put Lion on it and have a through around Mac around the house? Format the HD and make it a Lion/Linux machine or even a Lion/Linux/Windows machine?

What do you guys do when you laptops have been replaced but still have life left in them?
 

GermanyChris

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Jul 3, 2011
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My new 15 inch MBP should be in later today (woot woot!) and I am wondering what to do about my elderly 2006 MBP. It has been a great laptop for me, and is still kicking after all these years, but its age is showing. I thought about selling it on Ebay, but the laptop is pretty beat up (missing the function key, scratches, dented case, a weak hinge connecting the screen to the body and a dead pixel) and I probably won't get enough money to make it worth selling it.

What should I do with it? Load up Ubuntu and have a zippy Linux Machine? Put Lion on it and have a through around Mac around the house? Format the HD and make it a Lion/Linux machine or even a Lion/Linux/Windows machine?

What do you guys do when you laptops have been replaced but still have life left in them?
No Lion..I'd put a Linux server on there and treat as a NAS. I do that now with a 06 Mac Pro
 
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