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Consider to make a post to your local forum covering toss-away items of value. Yahoo once had Freecycle, which has morphed to TrashNothing. One is permitted to post requests. Because you don't object to using Linux (free), you can note to prospective contributors that you would be erasing the computer, removing concerns of personal information being released ...


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Raspberry pi is cheap and can run linux... You can even program the gpio pins to turn on leds :)


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Not recommending a specific laptop (at least not at this stage anyway) but a couple of points, nevertheless: Do not get one with a Broadcom wireless chipset - you won't be getting it to work with Linux without a lot of difficulty (involving NDIS wrappers, if even then). Avoid them like the plague and make sure you get one with an Intel wifi chipset. I used ...


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There are several Options. For one, the monitor you mention in the coments seems to be a 1440p monitor. This means that a game takes more power to run. Along with the limited amount of ram it's very well possible that this is normal behaviour. One test would be to reduce the resolution to 1920*1080 in the game and see if that increases framerate to what is ...


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If you search for "KVM Switch" on Amazon, that will get you part of the way to your end goal. The one I use only allows 2 input computers to go to 2 monitors. For some reason they do not sell these at stores like Best Buy and MicroCenter so results may not be perfect depending on you Hardware/Operating System set up.


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