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Thread: What to do with this old tech stuff? Keep, donate, recycle, trash?

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    1. If your neighbour is cool, and it's to your benefit to keep him and his family on-side, sell it to him for a discounted price.

    2. If not, then sell it to some toher dude.

    3. Forget the ZIP drive and SCSI stuff, man.

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    I wanted to hate Facebook Marketplace but it has effectively replaced Craigslist as a place for me to sell things. It's a giant pain in the ass to search for stuff on there though, so I still go to Craigslist to browse.

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    Lori had an nine-year-old PC laptop in a drawer in her lab. In the past, it was used by a lab tech and graduate student. It had not been touched since 2018, so she brought it home for me. It took some aggravation, but I upgraded the OS from Win7 to 10. Fresh OS install is nice. Although, I am not sure what I will do with it. Take it with me while traveling, maybe. I had the idea that I could edit video on the road, if I wanted to edit adventure videos of our travels. Not sure if I would do that at the moment. I have not decided. It would be nice to use Premiere, but I can't use it on more than two devices. Creative Cloud is already being used on two of our home computers.

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    Microsoft wanted me to run PC check software to see if the computer met the requirements to upgrade to Win10. I downloaded the PC check software and attempted to run it. "This app requires Win10 to run."

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    Any PC made in the last 9 years should run Windows 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    I had the idea that I could edit video on the road, if I wanted to edit adventure videos of our travels.
    One possible (and free) solution: www.ubuntustudio.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yw-slayer View Post
    Any PC made in the last 9 years should run Windows 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    ...I upgraded the OS from Win7 to 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    One possible (and free) solution: www.ubuntustudio.com
    Sweet! I did not know that existed. (I knew of Ubuntu, but not the studio bit.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cam View Post
    Microsoft wanted me to run PC check software to see if the computer met the requirements to upgrade to Win10. I downloaded the PC check software and attempted to run it. "This app requires Win10 to run."
    It was 3:36am here, and I was wondering why you actually bothered to download it. Carry on.

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