Do you still have your old PC or laptop? Or maybe even one of the first tablet versions? Don’t know what to do with them? Well, we have a solution. There are a few lightweight operating systems that will work well in your old machines and make them faster. You may not want to use it as your main PC, but the kids will have fun with it or you can give it to someone who needs one.
These operating systems can make your PC, laptop, or tablet useful again:
1. Phoenix OS – This system works with 32-bit machines and runs relatively fast. It can use Intel Dual Core processors and is a good option if you are looking to revive that old PC.
2. Cub Linux OS – This system is based on Linux and is a smaller version that resembles Chrome OS. It is good for use on tablets.
3. Ubuntu Cub Linux – The Ubuntu OS is one of the more popular ones around. It is fast and organized and needs at least 2Mb of RAM to run. It comes with apps like VLC and Firefox pre-installed.
4. Elementary OS – Elementary OS is an alternative for Windows or Mac and offers more flexibility than some other operating systems on this list. It has versions for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines. It has quite a following and is a good choice for older machines.
5. Papyros OS – This is one of the more difficult operating systems to install. You need to follow instructions from the website and there is no ISO installer available yet. If you like a challenge, go for it. The Papyros system is similar to Chrome OS, so if you are looking for a tablet-type operating system that is based on Linux, maybe rather go with that.
These are the systems you can try out on your older machines. If you are unfamiliar with installing operating systems, we suggest you find someone who can help you with this. Uninstalling and installing of OS can get tricky.