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What to do With This Laptop???

so, the school has some laptops that are around 12 years old just sitting in some cabinets, and my physics teacher decided today that he didn't want to see them anymore, so he pulled out 7 or 8 of them, and just gave them to anyone who wanted them. I took one (it was free, so I thought why not), but i dont exactly know what to do with it

this is the brick....An old Toshiba Tecra 8100, Intel Pentium and Microsoft 2000 inside (it's so powerful!)
this is the brick....An old Toshiba Tecra 8100, Intel Pentium and Microsoft 2000 inside (it's so powerful!)

I'm thinking of updating the parts, but i dont know how to go about doing that (or if i can do that), so........

Any ideas about how to get started?

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ManU_Fan10ne

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so, the school has some laptops that are around 12 years old just sitting in some cabinets, and my physics teacher decided today that he didn't want to see them anymore, so he pulled out 7 or 8 of them, and just gave them to anyone who wanted them. I took one (it was free, so I thought why not), but i dont exactly know what to do with it

this is the brick....An old Toshiba Tecra 8100, Intel Pentium and Microsoft 2000 inside (it's so powerful!)
this is the brick....An old Toshiba Tecra 8100, Intel Pentium and Microsoft 2000 inside (it's so powerful!)

I'm thinking of updating the parts, but i dont know how to go about doing that (or if i can do that), so........

Any ideas about how to get started?

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Delete everything. Install linux. Run a Quake server on it. Put Jurassic Park drumstep remixes on there.

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Install DOS and play old games on it.

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Eat it!

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You can't really do anything to upgrade it, the only real use for it would be playing old games that don't work well on modern systems.

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Game server, media server, DLNA server, file downloader, web host, maybe?

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take it to the desert and shoot it

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Use it as a doorstop.

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@Ravenlight said:

Eat it!

I second this.

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Cutting board?

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Will it blend?

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Offer it to the Drowned God.

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Fill it full of emulators and ROMs.

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@Harkat said:

Delete everything. Install linux. Run a Quake server on it. Put Jurassic Park drumstep remixes on there.

Dude. First comment and the thread is done. Well played, sir.

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@Bumpton said:

@Harkat said:

Delete everything. Install linux. Run a Quake server on it. Put Jurassic Park drumstep remixes on there.

Dude. First comment and the thread is done. Well played, sir.

yes, it was a great first comment. I am planning on doing something with linux. One of the kids was going to take it apart and (somehow) case it in an N64 and use it to play (N64 games). If that doesnt work, he's going to use it as an emulator.

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Eat it!

I tried, sadly, it didn't work (couldnt get my mouth to fit around it, and

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Will it blend?

I dont have one of those crazy blenders that blend iPads and stuff (also, this thing is like a rock, I challenge somebody to find a blender to blend this).

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Turn it on!

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Play the highest-end game you have on it and we'll have a bet of what the maximum FPS gets to.

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@ShadowConqueror said:

Turn it on!

I did! and it shows its age....

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Beat someone over the head with it, rob their unconscious body, buy a new laptop with your "winnings"

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Install Windows 98, turn on the aquarium screen saver, and place the laptop inside an empty fish tank. Place the fish tank in a prominent place for displaying things in your home, and feel the pride begin to grow!