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MacBook - Don't need it. What to do with it?

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March 6, 2012 3:42:06 PM

Hi,
I'm in a fortunate position to have a MacBook, (2.4Ghz core 2 Duo). That i don't need.
Don't ask why (long story) but i can't sell it, can't give it away, can't strip it for parts etc.

But i don't need it...is there anything creative anyone can think of to do with it?
All i can come up with is use it as a NAS?

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a b D Laptop
March 6, 2012 3:54:13 PM

Would make a nice bed for the cat...
a c 200 D Laptop
March 6, 2012 3:54:56 PM

You could make a pretty cool Linux box. I assume you are using now with OS X and possible Windows (via Boot Camp).

All Apple bashing aside (and recommendations of making a boat anchor), Apple actually produces a reliable system that can (and do) run for a long time.

Making into a NAS would require external drives so that use might be of limited value, but it will certainly perform this task well.

You have a good problem to have. Enjoy!
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March 6, 2012 3:55:44 PM

Cat hates Macs as much as i do. Wouldnt go near it!!
March 6, 2012 3:57:06 PM

Use it as a toilet pc ;) 
March 6, 2012 3:58:35 PM

Grab a Dremel and mod the hell out of it!
March 6, 2012 3:58:58 PM

Come on....i said Creative suggestions!! the toilet I'd already thought of!
March 6, 2012 4:00:25 PM

Yes "willard" now your thinking!!!
a b D Laptop
March 6, 2012 4:12:26 PM

slap a windows sticker on there and see if that cat likes it any better :) 

seriously though, throw linux or Win7/8 on there and mount it in the passenger seat of your car. Remove the base and mount it under the glove-box (away from the heater blower though), put the monitor in front of the airbag, and on a swivel of some sort if you want so you can use it in the driver seat (of course not while driving lol), and then invest in a wireless keyboard and mouse (making sure to get a thumb ball mouse as it could be a pain otherwise). Or slap one of those touch-screen films over it and do away with the keys and mouse entirely.
March 6, 2012 4:20:12 PM



""Remove the base and mount it under the glove-box (away from the heater blower though), put the monitor in front of the airbag""

I like this, but how does the base communicate with the monitor? How do you extend the connections??
a b D Laptop
March 6, 2012 4:21:10 PM

sell it on creigslist
March 6, 2012 4:40:15 PM

alvine said:
sell it on creigslist

The OP already mentioned that he couldn't sell it.
a b D Laptop
March 6, 2012 5:07:16 PM

lame.
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