8 Practical Uses for Your Old Laptop

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srt1

hay man have a look at this post man...

great post..

 

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Biceps

A dedicated Skype (videophone) station?

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papoanaya

  • If you have a Tivo device, you might want to consider using Galleon for streaming content to your Tivo on your old Laptop. I do not think that there's anything that forbids you to use Tiversity and Galleon on the same computer.
  • You migh want  to use an old USB MIDI device to connect to a cheap MIDI piano and have your own piano bar at home. Piano sound is probably the better sound in most of these. When the nights are cold, sipping a mojito listening to "The Girl of Ipanema" might be the closest think of being in the tropics.

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joshizza

That laptop is far from spare or old haha

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dcproulx

Given many laptop's propensity for spontaneous ignition, I'm not sure I'd want one running in my basement!

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allc0re

It's www.getpaint.net, not www.getpaint.com.

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Scootiep

psst, I'll give you a hint...it's on page 4 #6.

edit: Well what do ya know, click reply, realize you have to log in first and then my reply turns into it's own post...rats.

To start press any key...ohh, where's the "Any" key. - Homer Simpson

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steve949

With regard to number 7.  Looks interesting, but on their web site they have the following message dated November 17, 2009 "We've decided to suspend the pictomio and pictoGEO project due to missing user interest and a lack of financial resources.
The
final pictomio version includes all pictoGEO features for free, besides
we've closed the forum and won't offer any support anymore."  And looking at some of the forum messages, it seems that there were a number of bugs, promises, etc.

 

 

 

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Who

You forgot the one that requires the least work, a folding@home comp! :)

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biladam1

Yesbuddy you must read this list again and then you will got it, must check for laptops comparison and you will fine the wys of how to use your old laptop. In my point of view its really nice post to explaing some ways of old laptop usage.

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Who

DAMMIT!!!! *facepalms*

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Evolyptic

Reread the list : )

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zbeckerd

The Atom is thrifty, but an old AMD K8 can be tuned to beat it in power consumption and still do more work.

http://www.greenm3.com/2008/08/intel-atom-vs-8.html.

 

Nice re-purposeing article.  But I am writing this on a T22 p3 running puppy.  My home NAS is runinning on a compaq 1275 amd 400. 

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bikerbub

dont forget the digital picture frame. i followed your diy for that (kind of) and it turned out really cool.

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weaslem32

I like Guitar Rig for guitar emulation software. Its a tad expensive, but you can opt not to get the foot pedal and just order the software. However, the foot pedal allows you to switch between setups flawlessly. I however, use a Presonus Inspire 1394 as my input device for instruments and you can daisy chain 4 of them on a firewire system allowing up to 16 inputs. It has a headphone out jack for those late nights when you don't want to wake the neighbors or a direct line out to your speaker system. I use the Logitech Z-680 5.1 500watt THX speakers and it totally rocks.

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Wolfgang

It does...

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DRAGONWEEZEL

"Take the Time"

to listen to them.

THERE ARE ONLY 11 TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. Those that think binary jokes are funny, those that don't, and those that don't know binary

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