Know How...

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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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. Instructions: 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: Mac OS X Instructions | Windows 7 Instructions. 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. Download or subscribe to this show at Contribute to our show! Send us an email at or leave us a voicemail at 408-800-KNOW (408-800-5669). We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.