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Location: Jacksonville, FL
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So I was asked to look at an old laptop that a co-worker had to see what was wrong with it. It is an IBM 600x, 500 mhz/256 memory. First I love IBM laptops, they just take a beating and keep running. I was getting numerous error codes upon boot and discovered that both the HD and the mouse pointer had died. The machine would not boot through with out it. I had a 40 gb hd and found a new keyboard for $6 on ebay and got it working.
In the interim while waiting on the keyboard to arrive, she orders a new laptop and tells me, keep it.
. I'm thinking, fantastic a new Linux platform. I order a 512 mb memory module just waiting for it to arrive, and installed Xubuntu as I can't get Ubuntu to install due to the low memory. Best part, got my wireless card to finally work.
I just love them people that have no clue, I have gotten more free gear that way and now I have a mobile Linux machine. Life is good.
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Originally Posted by AEO
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.