@TotallyInformation At the risk of getting off-track with discussions of supporting "old kit" I've found Linux to add new life to old stuff quite nicely once you've climbed the learning curve.
For example I turned an old i5 Thinkpad T-410, a "business class laptop" that was current when Windows 7 was what they shipped with, into a very effective host for my AI system. It lacks USB3 so it seemed hopeless, but then Google came out with Coral TPU modules in MPCIe and various M.2 form factors. This computer had an obolete WiFi "G" module in its MPCIe slot, replacing it with the TPU module and and replacing the Windows7 SATA drive with a SATA SSD with Ubuntu-Mate and presto, the old "dust collector" suddenly became very useful!
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