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Thread: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

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    What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    I have an old pentium 3 thinkpad that I would like to convert into a cheap touchscreen tablet. I'm planing on buying one of those resistive touchscreen kits off ebay and rebuilding it into a bedside/around the house tablet. Just something with a nice heads up clock weather email news type thing. probably home theater pc control too.

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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    Expensive paperweight?
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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    Attach it to a wireless controller and output it to your TV, and run it with Gelide and some emulators for old games.

    /idea
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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    I would install Lubuntu 11.10 and see that old thing screem

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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    send to museum

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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    Give it to me

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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    I have an old PII Thinkpad myself that was running Puppy Linux like a champ. It's been finally laid to rest, but Puppy gave it a nice long and happy life.

    R.I.P. trusty old PII
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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    I also have an old Thinkpad with a 700Mhz Celeron, runs elinks like a boss!

    The 10GB HDD's S.M.A.R.T data only shows about 60 days of power on time. :shrugs:
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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    dunno, a Raspberry Pi costs about 25$ and has 700mhz

    maybe sort of "provide everything on wifi" (usb printer and stuff shared through wifi network 'n firewall) + media center?
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    Re: What to do with my old P3 Thinkpad

    i think i'll install lubuntu, i just want something for network monitoring and managing my routers.

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