New here and looking for some advice...
My Dell 670 Workstation has finally croaked after many years of loyal service!
The hard drive has packed up and I am looking for a replacement, but I have an assortment of drives which I am hoping I will be able to use. Some of these HDD's are in old external HD casings and there are others that have been salvaged from other PCs.
Can anyone tell me if it would be possible to plug one of these in and get it to work? I don't have the OED Windows XP discs any more so that would be one issue, however I have recently started playing around with Linux after loading Lubuntu 12.04 (i think) on to an old PC which is working fine apart from the pre-installed word processing package (Abiword) which doesn't handle some of the tasks that I am needing to do and used to do before with MS Office 2000. I am looking into how to install Open Office but that's for another forum! I am mentioning all of this as one of the options might be to forget all about Windoze and install Linux on the Dell (if that is possible and workable)
Would be very grateful for your thoughts and advice