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XP to Ubuntu with an 8yr old Hacktop - Computerphile

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Published on Mar 5, 2014

Rejuvenating an 'ancient' piece of technology for free with a new operating system. As Windows XP nears end-of-life, we look at whether we can re-purpose old bits of kit for free. Joe Nash gets hacking.

EXTRA BITS - Realtime Boot Comparison: http://youtu.be/ondpla1KHAo
EXTRA BITS - Creating a Bootable USB in Linux: http://youtu.be/LonQjMbjZR0
EXTRA BITS - Installing Ubuntu: http://youtu.be/ceYeTXHHSa0

Raspberry Pi Hardware: http://youtu.be/sx2HjuZBuo0

Laptop Specs: 2006 Dell Inspiron 6400 - Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66Ghz 1GB RAM 5400rpm SATA 160GB HDD - Win XP Media Centre Edition with all updates -
(XP had been reinstalled multiple times, all patches and updates installed, the machine often rebuilt from scratch) - after this film a Crucial SSD was installed and Ubuntu reinstalled.

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This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. See the full list of Brady's video projects at: http://bit.ly/bradychannels

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