I've got a couple of older laptops that are taking up space on my shelf. I've wiped the drives (DBAN) and am working on some fully functional Linux installs. Both batteries are shot so they need to stay plugged in although you can find this Acer Travelmate 4000/4500 battery on amazon for under $30. I'm going to put them in Pay it Forward in a couple weeks after I get them tuned and running flawlessly. Anyone interested in a Linux system that's all set up and ready to go to learn and play on?