Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reviving Old Hardware

Alan D. Moore has written an excellent series on reviving an old PC with Linux.
Part I:  Defining  Expectations
Part II:  Hardware Compatibility and Prep
Part III:  Understanding Linux Distros
Part IV:  Fully Lightweight Distros
Part V:  The Remixes
Going through all of these will give you a pretty good idea of what you can expect trying to revive old hardware, and what you can do.  He's done a lot better on this than I would ever have.