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Is my old computer usable?

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I have a Dell Dimension 4550 desktop from the prehistoric era. Should I make a trip to the dump? The CRT monitor weighs about 20 pounds. It has a floppy drive…

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  1. Solution Center on Mar 26, 2011

    It wouldn’t make sense to spend a lot of money on upgrades. Instead, I would suggest reducing the demands on the machine. Install Puppy Linux 5.2 as the operating system. This is a very lightweight OS.

    Go to: http://www.puppylinux.com/

    Download the ISO file and burn it to a CD. I used Power2Go, but many CD-burning applications have this option. You could also use BurnCDCC (free: http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/utilities.html). Boot from the CD. Enjoy.


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