Is computer up-cycling green?

The intuitive answer is yes as it enables a computer that would otherwise have been thrown away to continue to have a useful life. However, don't expect it to be able to play the latest 3D games.  If you want to browse the web safely, or use it for "Office" type work then up-cycling is a really good option for you.

Up-cycling a computer involves installing a new operating system called Linux, to replace the original Microsoft Windows.  There are many types of Linux, which causes some confusion, especially since some are commercialy sold, and others are free.  We like to use a free type called Ubuntu Linux which has become very popular in recent years.

Installing Ubuntu follwing the instructions provided on their website is easy, but, for a modest fee, we would be happy to install it for you, along with any hardware upgrades that may be needed, such as a Wi-Fi networking card.