Anyone have tips, or ideas, regarding getting some mileage out of a cheap Linux laptop?
I recently picked up just such a cheap, old laptop. It is several years old, and missing some parts (like a CD drive). Still, it runs, and I'm installing KUbuntu on it as I write this.
I don't think I can really use it as a gaming machine, but perhaps I can get some other usage out of it.
Maybe a lightweight way to surf the web on the go?
I've been running Linux for quite a few years on the server side. Thing is, it has been a long time since I looked at a GUI for any Linux machine, and even longer since I tried using Linux on home computer. So, I'm pretty much booting up something new.
I'm looking for:
- uses to which it can be put
- cool linux-only apps I could try out before possibly running them on one of my more powerful computers in future