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Aug 2nd 2012

Know How... 5

Resurrect an Old PC With Linux

Get the know how to take your old PC and give it a new life.
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Category: Help & How To

Get the know how to take your old PC and give it a new life. There a multitude of Linux distros out there, but today Leo & Iyaz took a look at Ubuntu and Puppy Linux.


  • Pick a Linux distro and download an ISO. We featured Ubuntu, Damn Small Linux, and Puppy Linux.
  • Install your ISO to a bootable device.
  • How to create bootable CD:
  • How to create a bootable USB key:
    • There are two easy options to create a bootable USB key and both are free.
      • We recommend UNetbootin, which is cross platform, but we had issues with the OS X version.
      • Alternatively, there is the Windows-only Pendrive Linux.
  • Boot your PC into Linux by accessing the boot menu. You might have to click F12 or something similar.
  • Enjoy your distro.

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