So, I have an old xps m1710 that's been on its last breath for two years. Its not really doing much, I use it to stream youtube videos on my tv, and thats pretty much it. The start up time is comical, and just opening chrome makes the whole system cry. It has a fairly fresh install of windows XP on it, and not much software on it.
I've considered trying linux, just to play around with it. In general, I was wondering if anyone had any fun ideas of maybe how to turn it into something more useful within the limits of the system, or even cracking it open and giving it some minor upgrades.
I will probably continue to use it for mostly YouTube, unless there's something devastatingly cool I can do with it, like turn it into a space ship.