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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RE: old?
by CowMan on Wed 4th Apr 2007 19:14 UTC in reply to "old?"
CowMan
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2006-09-26

I was thinking older as well. However, you might want to look into either older releases of current distro's, which won't have problems, or some of the particularly small flavours. I've got a PIII-700 or so with 128mb RAM in the bathroom, the CD drive barely works, hard drives no longer function. I boot DSL - 'Damn Small Linux' - the whole thing is 50mb, and it works admirably. Check it out.

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RE[2]: old?
by raver31 on Wed 4th Apr 2007 23:31 in reply to "RE: old?"
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2005-07-06

I've got a PIII-700 or so with 128mb RAM in the bathroom

Why ?

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RE[3]: old?
by dtiziani on Thu 5th Apr 2007 00:08 in reply to "RE[2]: old?"
dtiziani Member since:
2005-07-13

missing rolleyes in your message?

try gettin' out of that chair and google "masturb*"

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RE[3]: old?
by CowMan on Thu 5th Apr 2007 05:00 in reply to "RE[2]: old?"
CowMan Member since:
2006-09-26

Surprisingly common question. Tunes in the b-room for showers and parties, as well both my room mates are girls... they take baths' and facebook.... Once most of the rooms in your house have an old and broken computer, you get used to the utility. ;)

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RE[2]: old?
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 5th Apr 2007 16:25 in reply to "RE: old?"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you have a sealed shower or something? I always thought that steam/condensation would kill a computer pretty quickly in that sort of environment.

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RE[3]: old?
by CowMan on Fri 6th Apr 2007 07:10 in reply to "RE[2]: old?"
CowMan Member since:
2006-09-26

Appearantly not. There's not even a vent fan, and I've numerous times popped out of the water stream to change tracks, dripping water all over the place. Most laptops do have a metal plate behind the keyboard, so that's not much of a concern, but condensation... not hurt anything yet.


Laptops: Tougher than you'd think! (??!)

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