One of the problems with running newer operating systems on older PCs is they just tend to struggle under the weight. Sure, they’re designed to run in the same amount of RAM as their predecessors (at least in the case of Windows), but that doesn’t always help much.
One of the quieter and more interesting OS efforts in recent times has been the Android-x86 project. You might be having trouble getting a KitKat/Android 4.4 update for your phone or tablet, but that’s no trouble for your x86 PC.
I recently had the chance to give this release a decent workout on my old dual-core Compaq Presario notebook and I’ve written it up, along with instructions on how to install it on your own PC, in a story for APC magazine.
That story has just gone up on the APC mag website, so if you have an old PC holding up a table or shelf or attached to rope in your tinny, why not rescue it and give this a try.
Read it now on apcmag.com.