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Internet Arcade: 900-plus old-school games playable from your laptop

If your version of living the dream is playing hundreds of retro arcade games for free on your laptop then thank the folks at the Internet Archives.<p>On Saturday, the vast digital library announced the release of the Internet Arcade, which has translated more than 900 old arcade games into versions …

How can I make my five-year-old Windows laptop run faster?

Hugh wants to keep his Toshiba Satellite P500 because he likes the 17in screen, but it’s getting creakier. Can he make it run like new?<p><i>I have a five-year old Toshiba Satellite P500 with Microsoft Windows 7 installed. I like it because it’s got a 17.1in screen, but it’s getting slower and creakier.</i> …

Windows 10? How about turning an old laptop into a Chromebook

I’ve worked, and still do, with Windows as an OS for years. I’m familiar with Windows 2008, Windows 7 and every other version from Windows 95 …

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Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system requirements than Windows, so it's better suited to older hardware.<p>However, could it also be overkill? If you're not looking to run sophisticated …

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Is there life left in our old laptop?

With a little care and attention there's no reason that an ageing laptop can't keep serving you well for several more years, says Rick Maybury<p><i>My husband has a Toshiba Satellite laptop, running Windows XP. It must be five or more years old but he only uses it to listen to music on Spotify or</i> …

How to Squeeze More Life From Your Aging Laptop

Cheap cures for common ailments<p>Looking to squeeze another year out of your aging portable? The common ailments below can be cured for $150 or less. …

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