[Novalug] computers for developing (read, poor and miserable) countries
mhans at oqtol.com
Fri Mar 27 10:48:55 EDT 2009
I've had 3 ThinkPads (T42, T60 and current W500), and agree they hold up
pretty well. In particular my T42 felt like a tank (as opposed to my W500
which weighs about as much as a tank). I've taken the T42 through Airports
(tossed in grey bin, tossed back into non-laptop bag), dropped it a few
times, left it in some bad weather conditions and it still fires up to this
day. The T60 after a year had some mouse issues, but past that quick repair
it too runs great.
T42 + some extra batteries and Ubuntu in my view.
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Beartooth <beartooth at beartooth.info>wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Mar 2009, Dan Arico wrote:
> > I've had very good experiences with Thinkpads.
> > Also, I second Greg's opinion about Linux. Since the
> > prospective users have no computer experience, why saddle them
> > with an OS that is prone to virus problems?
> I have two thinkpads, a T30 and a T42 (I think it is),
> both bought reconditioned from IBM -- one a year or two ago, and
> one a year or two before that. I've never had any trouble with
> either. And I third the linux -- maybe CentOS??
> Beartooth Implacable
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> Guns are not evil. Tyranny is evil.
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