[ale] Buying used laptops
John J. Cruz
casacruz at bellatlantic.net
Tue Jul 31 10:33:52 EDT 2001
Is it worthwhile buying a used laltop such as the Toshiba Tecra 8000
Laptop for just $529 (@
http://www.compucycle.net/ftpfiles/todayspecials.cfm) It's suppose to
Pentium II 266 MHz
128 MB Memory
13.3" TFT (active matrix) Screen
6.4GB Hard Drive
Lithium Ion Battery
Serial and parallel ports.
Such a PC would give me access to the internet when I'm on the road and
hopefully allow installing rh6.2 for learning purposes. I guess what I'm
really asking is how old is this computer and how long will it last?
What would fail first?
org:BAE Systems;Naval Systems/AEGIS Radar Engineer Group
email;internet:casacruz at bellatlanatic.net
title:Radar Systems Engineer
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note;quoted-printable:August 17, 2001 BAE Systems is moving to the Washington Navy =0D=0AYards. No indoor parking, no office, no power lunches. A METRO =0D=0Acommuter, brown bag lunches, and an office that fits in my cat's =0D=0Apoop box.=0D=0A=0D=0ALinux user since Red Hat 5.2 (1998), currently using rh 6.2, and =0D=0Awill upgrade to rh 7.2 when it is released.=0D=0A=0D=0ARed Hat Linux -- so dependable, your server might get a little bored.
fn:John J. Cruz
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