Do you have an old laptop you cant part with, but its to slow to do anything. Now you can give it a new lease on life. Turn it into a web-centric, chrome OS type machine. You can now resurrect old laptops with Neverware. This New York-based startup began working with K-12 schools to revive their otherwise landfill-bound Mac and Windows PCs. Neverware charges schools a fee for its CloudReady software, but also offers it at no charge to individual users.
A version released last month allows you to install CloudReady but also keep Windows, so you can choose which OS to boot up.
Here’s what the new laptop makers don’t want you to know: Many old laptops have the horsepower to accomplish most Web-based tasks. In fact, many of them have more raw power than $200 Chromebooks. They’ve just been bogged down by bloated operating systems.
To find out more go to Neverware.
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