Don't through away old laptopsDon't through away your old laptop if the hardware is OK! Give it a second chance by install a user friendly GNU/Linux distribution instead!Don't through away old laptops by FractalMonster
- If you mostly intend to write, surf on the web, draw and manipulate pictures, etc, it's pity to through away hardware that actually works.
- Linux generally requires less system resources than Windows.
- Linux, and most software written for Linux, are open source, meaning that the code is public and you are allowed to chance it (if you have knowledge in programming). On the other hand the source code for Windows and MacOS, as well as for software written for those, are secret and you are not allowed to recover it. Thinking about what Snowden has revealed about the mass surveillance by NSA and the back doors NSA has forced Microsoft and Apple to have in their operating systems, so … To run a Linux system on your old computer may be a little bit of the ans