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Problem: Your laptop is getting on in years. It's Dump Windows and Switch to
painfully slow. The hard drive is bursting at the
seams. The paint is chipping off the keyboard
keys. And so on.
Most Linux-based operating systems have much
lower system requirements than Windows, meaning
Bigger problem: You don't have room in the budget
they should run much faster on older hardware.
for a new machine. And you especially don't have
Indeed, even a sluggish, single-core laptop that's five
room for 10 new machines for all your employees
or six years old can turn into a mobile powerhouse
and their aging laptops.
when outfitted with Linux.
All is not lost. Though your systems may seem
Needless to say, wiping Windows in favor of, say,
beyond saving, there are several ways to re-energize
Ubuntu is a big step. But if you're like most users and
an old laptop. (Most of them apply to desktops as
need little more than a Web browser, email client,
well.) Some of them are free; those that aren't will
and office suite, Linux offers everything you need
cost you much less than buying all-new hardware.
(usually bundled right into the OS).
Let's start with the biggie: giving Windows a refresh.
Last month I wrote about my experiences using Li-
nux in place of Windows. To this day I still rely on my
Ubuntu-powered Acer laptop for a lot of everyday
Anyone who knows computers knows that Win-
work. It really is a viable option, and an excellent
dows gets slower over time. (Macs probably do, too,
way to breathe new life into an old PC.
but I wouldn't know.) In fact, after a couple years,
Windows' arteries can get so clogged that your once-
Deploy Some Strategic Upgrades
speedy machine will run like molasses.
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The fix: wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows.
(If you're still running XP or Vista, this is the perfect
time to make the move to Windows 7.) It's a chore,
no doubt about it, but the end result is worth the
hassle of backing up all your data and reinstalling all
your software: Your PC will run like new. Seriously,
it'll boot faster, shut down faster, and do everything
in between faster.
joli There are many ways to go about this, but I'm par-
tial to the method described in PC World's Reinstall
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of example, Newegg offers a bare 500GB Seagate
drive for laptops for just $54.99.
Next, let's talk batteries: A laptop that barely lasts an
hour on a charge can feel "old" even if it's running
quickly. If your system is more than two years old,
the point at which most batteries really start to peter
out, consider replacing the battery (and spending
anywhere from $50-150 for the privilege -- those
things aren't cheap!). When you get the new one,
make sure to follow my advice on making your lap-
top battery last longer.
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While I maintain that reinstalling Windows is the
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single best way to improve performance, there are
a few upgrades that can help. For example, if your
system has just 2GB of RAM, bumping it to 4GB
should help Windows boot and run a little quicker.
Check your manual to see what kind of RAM you
need and how much your system can accommodate.
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(Your data will also be safer should your laptop take
an unfortunate spill on the pavement.) Here's ano-
ther good tutorial, again from PC World, on upgra-
ding your laptop's hard drive to an SSD.
Of course, SSDs are on the pricey side, and they offer
joli limited storage capacity. If all you need is a bigger
drive, that's an easy upgrade. In most cases you'll
be shopping for a 2.5-inch SATA drive. Just by way