Turn Your Old Laptop into a Powerful Linux Workhorse

“This solution (often called the server/thin client model) has several advantages. The obvious one is, of course, that you can give your old laptop a new lease of life without spending money on memory or hard disk upgrades. Moreover, since all your documents and files are stored on your desktop computer, you don’t have to worry about keeping your data on different machines in sync.

“To accomplish the magical transformation of your laptop into a powerful workhorse, you need to do two things: you have to install and configure a VNC server on your desktop computer, and set up a VNC client on your laptop. VNC is a system that allows you to control a remote computer as if you were sitting in front of it. And if you run the VNC client in full screen on your laptop, it’s almost impossible to tell that you are controlling a remote machine. VNC is not the fastest system of its kind, but it is very easy to configure and straightforward in use. And if you run it on your home network, it is fast enough for most tasks.”

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Turn Your Old Laptop into a Powerful Linux Workhorse
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(Should Be) DIY Free Laptop Stand

I love my Eee PC to death but the one downside is that it has intake fans on the bottom of the computer and a single out blowing fan on the left hand side that is a little taller than a business card. Recently I installed Conky so that I could monitor my specs and such and noticed that I had a temperature of 62C(Around 158F) which was just a bit too high. I started looking around the internet in search for a cheap laptop stand to buy or DIY. Just as I was about to shell out on some plexiglass I noticed something on Instructables that was a (for most people) free laptop stand made out of a humble clothes hanger.

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