[Novalug] Linux laptop reccomendation
bdalzell at qis.net
Tue Jun 12 21:50:30 EDT 2007
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007, William Warren wrote:
WW >I am looking for a machine to load Linux onto. I need 512 megs of ram
WW >and i prefer either Nvidia or Intel(intel higher preference). 14 inch
WW >screen minimum. Any ideas? I'm hoping to stay 300 bucks or below if
WW >i'm going used 700 or below new.
Last year I purchased a used Gateway Pentium 3 laptop for $195. It had to
have a memory upgrade to 512 megs and I then added a larger harddrive
because I made it a triple boot machine (FreeDos, Amithlon and Ubuntu).
I could have stayed with the original 40 gig HD had it not been for the
triple boot. I got a cheap wireless pcmcia card for $10. Ubuntu works
great on it, freedos works great, the Amithlon (amiga on top of an
isolinux kernel) is sluggish to load but is otherwise useable. I puchased
it from Computer Renaissance and got it at the low price because I told
them I did not want windows with it.
WW >My "Foundation" verse:
WW >Isa 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and
WW >every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt
WW >condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their
WW >righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
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WW >Novalug at calypso.tux.org
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