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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Older laptop
by hitest on Wed 4th Apr 2007 19:24 UTC
hitest
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2006-10-28

I really like Ubuntu, but, for me Slackware runs the best on older hardware. I'm not sure how the reviewer can rate the laptop lower on Linux support without trying more than one distro. Slackware runs very well on older IBM hardware:-)

Edited 2007-04-04 19:25

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RE: Older laptop
by binary_ninja on Wed 4th Apr 2007 19:54 in reply to "Older laptop"
binary_ninja Member since:
2006-02-06

My work got T23 Thinkpads that have 1 GHz PIIIs and 256MB of RAM. I loaded them all with Kanotix (Debian based derivative of Knoppix.) They work like a champ, no noticable lag in any app, and boot up as fast as my HP/Compaq 2.4 GHz Hyperthreaded PIV with 512 MB of RAM workstation running Fedora Core 3 (updated.)

I wouldn't really consider T23s old though. I have a Powerbook 3400 (180MHz PPC603e, 80MB RAM) running Yellow Dog 4.0. THAT is old and slow, let me tell ya.

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