My wife has an ancient PC she's not been using for awhile, but it has old pictures and such on it. She doesn't need or want the machine, but she does want the stuff that's on it. So, I'm pulling that all off to a portable USB drive. It's an actual upgrade for me - my old Linux box is a 400 Mhz Pentium II that no longer seems to want to run Samba :)
I don't have space for a second monitor on my desk, but I did have an old Belkin KVM switch lying around. I hooked that up, but I had absolutely no idea what the keyboard switch was to flip. Fortunately, having access to Google means that nothing is ever really lost - a search later and I found out the magic sequence.
Once this copy finishes, I'll grab a copy of Ubuntu and see how it works on this old 1 Ghz machine.