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: Older laptop
by binary_ninja on Wed 4th Apr 2007 19:54 UTC in reply to "Older laptop"
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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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