Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook! Well, sort of: Neverware’s CloudReady lets you install Chromium on nearly any machine, and now supports dual-boot. Here’s how to get started.
For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system requirements than Windows, so it’s better suited to older hardware.
However, could it also be overkill? If you’re not looking to run sophisticated software, or you just don’t want to deal with the complexities of choosing a Linux distribution (there are dozens), maybe you should consider another option: Chromium, the Chrome browser-based OS similar to what powers Chromebooks.