Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:58 pm
Location: Michigan City, IN USA
|Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:21 am Post subject: A great bargain on a second hand laptop
|Two weeks ago, I went to my local computer store and got a great bargain on a second hand laptop.
The machine is a Compaq Armada E700, with 500Mhz Pentium III, 384MB of RAM, 18GB IBM hard drive, two PCMCIA cards, one USB 1.x port, built-in Intel Express Pro ethernet card, a Lucent-based modem, and the standard assortment of parallel , serial, and VGA ports found on legacy laptops.
The video board is a ATi (now AMD) Rage Mobility board. The best part, everything is Linux compatible!
I purchased this laptop second hand for $149.00 USD!
I have purchased a Linksys (Cisco) Compact-G USB wifi adapter to go with the machine.
There is one other change in the laptop. I have installed Mandriva 2008 on the machine, and it worked flawlessly with all the hardware on the laptop, including the wifi adapter.
This is a departure from the advocacy I have shown in the past for OpenSUSE.