Msg#: 4223429 posted 4:16 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Not really a computer person but you lot have helped me out before.
I have an IBM Thinkpad 560x, I bought it second hand over 7 years ago and its been unused for the last 5 years. Recently turned it on and is working fine. It has Windows 98 on it. Don't think it is wireless capable but has infrared, no ethernet port on it either. Does have one USB port.
Q. Can it be updated to recieve wireless internet or be updated to a 2010 level of usability? Would it also take Windows XP or Windows 7?
Msg#: 4223429 posted 3:41 am on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
Was a nice machine... in some countries it would be a great machine. Meanwhile, you might get more benefit (tax write off) by donating it to your choice of charities, schools, etc.
There is a secondary consideration of using it as an archival machine, ie. able to run legacy programs in original mode. This works perfect while the machine can be accessed by new(er) technology. I still maintain a 286, 386 and 486 for work that is NOT internet related and I have neither time nor desire to port code for those systems forward (nor do I see that bit of biz lasting much longer, but has lasted longer than I thought it might).
There comes a time when older kit can't be upgraded. That's when you get rid of it. Or use it until it dies.