Thought I'd put this old lappy to another use as I've got a more up to date one now. Just a little project really...Hopefully it'll let me up some pics here so you get the idea of what's involved... it's an old 800mhz pentium chip with 512meg ram (bios date is 1997!).
I've been currently testing it in my lounge and all seems well. I've ran it local with a keyboard, as well as via logmein over my network. I think I'll end up putting it my kitchen on the worktop or maybe the wall and connect via a wifi card I'll put in.
Useful addition for media streaming and a smallish NAS (30 gig HDD). Very quiet and low power use, a lot less bulky than an xbox as well. I had slackware on it, but I've put tinyxp on it now, which runs ok.
It was probably worth around £50 I guess, but giving me a small combined media centre with built in screen seems more fun lol.