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Old PCs can find new life with Google ChromeOS Flex

I’m the kind of person who runs computing hardware until it’s dead, dead, dead.

I mean, I still have a 1984 KayPro luggable that boots. I keep that one because of nostalgia, but I also have more than a dozen Macs and PCs that first saw the light of day in the late 2000s and early 2010s, still doing valuable work.

How? I run Linux on them.

While Linux isn’t for everyone, with Google’s release of ChromeOS Flex, it’s now easy to turn an otherwise obsolete computer into a useful Chromebook.

This can be really useful.

For example, I know many businesses have rooms filled with old, dusty PCs. ChromeOS Flex can give them new life. That, in turn, enables you to cut down on computer costs drastically. For example, a new Dell OptiPlex 3000 Small Form Factor business PC will cost you about $1,000. But a Dell Optiplex 3020 from 2013 that ran Windows 7 can be revitalized with ChromeOS Flex for nothing.

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Source:: Computerworld