If you’ve just bought a new PC, you might wonder what must be done with the old one, which is in all probability, gathering dust in a corner of your home.
If you’re thinking that it’s time to send it to the recycling heap, think again. Here are 3 ways of using an old PC without getting rid of it like most people do:
#1: Give it to a Relative
Whether it is your brother-in-law, your children or other relatives in the family, most if not all of them might not have computing needs that you do. It’s a good idea to give them the PC so that they can use it until it runs out of steam. But be aware that once you do this, you’ll need to be at their beck and call every time this happens.
#2: Donate it to a school
If your computer isn’t too old, then donating it to a daycare center or a school might be a good idea. While some computer labs might take it apart and reassemble it, others might not. It would be good to install some educational software to make your donation a useful one.
#3: Run Linux on the PC
Most experts in Linux recommend using a machine that isn’t used for production purposes but more of an experimental one. An old PC is probably the best option to familiarize yourself with Linux, and learn about one of most versatile, modern and free operating systems in the world. Trust me, you can get a few more years out of that machine that you think even if it might be archaic based on the technology on offer today.