OT: Need a new laptop for mobile CIFS hacking

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Mon Aug 23 18:00:03 GMT 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 04:01:21AM -0400, Michael B Allen wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Aug 2004 13:34:38 -0500
> "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at ubiqx.mn.org> wrote:
> > This is off-topic, but...
> > 
> > I'm a poor CIFS geek.  The "spare" laptop that I've been using for years
> > is starting to wear out.  Keys falling off, CDRom drive busted, etc.  The 
> > unit belongs to my employer, and they've been asking to get it back for a 
> > while (they refurb and then sell them).
> > 
> > So... I'm looking for something that runs Linux well, is fairly cheap, &
> > holds up to travel.
> I have an old IBM 560 you can have. It's only 150MHz w/ 50MB RAM though :-)

I'd take you up on it, but the issue was settled by my wife.  She liked 
the Gateway M505X.  I've done some checking on the 'net and it seems she 
managed to get a really good deal on it.  I've done some digging, and it 
looks as though I'll be able to get Linux running (though I'm likely to 
have trouble with the wireless).

Maybe I'll write up a compatibility report.  :)

Chris -)-----

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