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#1 Darktune

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:51 AM

I have a Sony Vaio netbook here at work and it's not great.

 

It has an Intel Atom Processor 1.6Ghz and has a 80GB HDD.

 

I have no use for it. It's running Win7 and it cannot do the most basic of things. Trying to right click my computer took an age.

 

Anyway, has anyone got any idea what I could do with it. We was thinking something like digital signage.

 

Any input would be great. Also would it be worth ditching windows and going linux?


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

Linux is going to be your answer for making the machine seem usable.  You don't mention how much RAM you have, that would also be an issue.  I had a netbook before and while it would run Windows 7, that really only meant that it would boot.

 

Limited RAM and an Atom processor really limit the uses.  Such machines are not really useful for much other than e-mail and web browsing.  A dedicated purpose is also a viable option.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

Sorry I think the RAM was 2GB. Although that's just looking online as the Vaio has now crashed.  Bless.

 

But yeah I agree light browsing it what it was used for but apparently even that was a struggle. 


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:42 PM

Here is a link that should help you decide. I have Linux Xbuntu on an old pentium 3 and it runs fine.

 

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/10/12-great-linux-operating-systems-for.html






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