How does Linux help reduce e-waste?

Linux enables the repurposing of old computers by installing distributions designed for older machines, reducing e-waste. Minimalistic distributions like Xubuntu cater to slower processors and limited resources, extending the lifespan of devices that may no longer support mainstream operating systems.

Linux makes it possible to reuse old PCs, which in turn reduces the amount of e-waste. Users to repurpose their old computers by installing a Linux distribution intended for older and slower computers that may no longer support OSes from Microsoft or Apple to make them run as if they were new. Minimalistic Linux distros such as Xubuntu are made for machines with slower processors that have low RAM.