As previously posted, I started GPU mining for cryptocurrency a couple of weeks ago. It's a small scale project, with a single GPU at this time (although a second, cheaper card is on order - after I was sure the thing actually worked).
I have had a couple of payouts thus far, and I also realized that I can actually mine for two types of coins at the same time, on the same single GPU. The software I use is Claymore's miner, which allows for that feature with very little "drag" on the mining of the main coin - in my case, Ethereum.
A little while ago, I posted about dual mining Ethereum and Sia using Claymore's Miner software. At that time, I also switched to a different mining pool, and was getting good results with the Sia mining.
Well, cryptocurrency being what it is, that did not last. Sia just performed a hard fork and increased the difficulty quite a bit. So I now look to be mining 4 or 5 Sia per day vs 12-14 per day prior to the fork. Ugh.
Sia currently has a low value per coin (way less than a dollar), but the technology behind it is interesting and it seems that Sia is still worth mining and holding on to as a longer-term "investment" (and I use that term loosely in the crypto world).
At this time, Ethereum is still mining well for me, and is profitable on my small scale set up (3 low-to mid-range gpus).
Windows XP and Windows Vista are not truly dead, they continue to linger on in older computers, yet they are both obsolete, unsupported operating systems. What options are available to users of older desktops and laptops "Designed for Windows XP"?
Most reasonably-informed people might suggest installing a lightweight Linux distro, since this older hardware would be rendered pretty much unusable by Windows 10 (if it would even load properly). But which distro?
A "new" one came to my attention the other day from Techsupport Alert (aka Gizmo's Freeware) in the form of Q4OS, a Debian-based distro that looks a lot like Windows XP and runs on older hardware.