Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Geeks.com were once more very kind to send us one of their products for a review. Geeks sells cheap laptops --among others-- and so we asked for a low-cost laptop without an operating system in it for the purpose of this review. They sent us the IBM T23, (currently selling for just $299) and an extra 256 MB stick of RAM ($30). We tested the laptop with three different OSes, read on for more.
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by Dasher42 on Thu 5th Apr 2007 07:27 UTC
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I can really vouch for reviving old laptops with Linux, if you can find the right hardware. I just recently put Ubuntu Edgy on my girlfriend's laptop, an Averatec 3300. It replaced a two-years-old Windows XP setup which she was so fed up with, she was willing to pitch the thing. We're both really happy with the results!

See, a cheap laptop will usually be doing the standard tasks that desktop Linux has down pretty well, and I figure keeping them out of a landfill and getting people happily using power-efficient computers is a reasonably green thing to do.

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