As we used to own an Internet cafe, we have a dozen or more old PCs lying around. Most of them work but they are badly outdated, and most of them haven't been used in more than ten years. I just ordered a thing called Xtra-PC, which is basically a Linux bootup on a thumb drive. Since it costs only $25, I just ordered one. If it works, I can use it to go through all of our old computers and get digital photos and anything else from them that we might want, and maybe I'll leave one of them set up in my office so that I can play around with Linux some. Years ago, I tried to install a version of Linux (Ubuntu) onto a Gateway computer that wasn't even obsolete yet, at the time, and it crashed partway through the installation and I've never been able to get it working again, so maybe this will work, and maybe it won't. The Xtra-PC is supposed to be used to get some life out of an old computer. It comes with the Firefox browser, OpenOffice, a mail application, photo viewer, and some other stuff, and is supposed to work even if the hard drive on that computer is damaged or crashed. I ordered the cheapest one, but there are others, the differences being in speed and storage space. Xtra-PC Basic - $24.99 Xtra-PC Turbo 16 - $34.99 Xtra-PC Turbo 64 - $49.99 Xtra-PC Pro - $79.99 When it arrives and I've had a chance to try it out, I'll let you know.