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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Old laptops
by Angel Blue01 on Fri 6th Apr 2007 00:07 UTC
Angel Blue01
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2006-11-01

I worked with an old latop today, 128MB PC66 RAM, 7GB hard drive, 366MHz PII-M. Windows 2000 barely runs that thing. The previous owner put Office 2003 on it!

The owners were trying to resurect it for the daughter's use in college. I tried to boot Vector Linux 5.3, it never loaded X.org, it froxe loading SAMBA. This would have been a good time to show them the wonders of Linux on old hardware :-(

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RE: Old laptops
by fretinator on Fri 6th Apr 2007 18:37 in reply to "Old laptops"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Try several distros. Google the video card - that is usually the hardest thing to get working right. Sometimes you have to edit xorg.conf manually. If you hang in there, you can do it. Also, OpenBSD is a good choice for older laptops.

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