Your Home Linux gives old PCs a new lease on life by replacing their bloated commercial operating system (OS) with [[Linux]].
For several years, we've been using Linux at home and at work. In this short time, Linux has evolved from a niche OS favored by DIYers and computer science geeks into an increasingly easy-to-use, virus-free, speedy platform. The OS is improving at breakneck speed, and gaining fans worldwide.
But our primary interest in Linux has always been this: It's great for giving PCs with modest specifications a new lease on life, thereby keeping them out of the trash.
For home users, that means:
- Finally, a useful purpose for those desktops and laptops gathering dust in a closet
- A fast-booting computer to put in unexpected places (kitchen, garage or shed)
- A perfect system for kids (plus, loads of free games and educational applications)
- A highly configurable PC for people with special needs
- A home media server
- A home "cloud" server
Best of all, all this is possible using PC hardware you already own.
- Load your old, "useless" PC with an appropriate flavor of desktop or server Linux
- Create an always-on home "cloud" for your music, video and data
- Teach you how to add free software from the secure, virus-free Linux repositories
- Teach you how to update your system to the latest version of Linux
- Consultation and demonstration (about 1 hour)
- Installation (about 1 hour)
- 2 months of free support
Additional services, including hardware recommendations, networking support, additional tools and education available at a negotiated hourly rate.