Laptop question

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sun Aug 19 16:06:45 UTC 2007

Rod Joyce wrote:
> On Sunday 19 August 2007 15:42:43 Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> A local shop is offering older model Dell laptops for half the price of the
>> newer models. Amongst the ones on offer is a Dell D600 with an ATI Mobility
>> Radeon 32MB and a 30GB hard drive. Intel Pentium M - CPU Core: Banias 130nm
>> @ 1.4GHz
>> Questions:
>> 1. Would any of you folks buy a brand new 3 year old laptop with a one year
>> warranty (for half the price of one of the latest models)?
>> 2. Any foreseeable problems running the latest and greatest Kubuntu on it?
>> TIA
>> Blessings,
>> Nigel
>> --
>> OliveRoot Ministries
> Nigel
> You are a lucky man to have such a nice local shop. I don't know about Dell 
> laptops as such, but ...
> The company I work for is an all Dell shop.  Unfortunately, we have to use Win 
> XP (at least until I win the lottery and buy the company). However our 
> techie, who has Linux as well as M$ qualifications and experience,  has tried 
> almost every Linux distro known to man on our machines and says they've all 
> run faultlessly.  Kubuntu Feisty runs on our Dell Dimension 4100 (made in 
> 2000) which has been upgraded from 128MB RAM to 512, and from a 5400rpm 20GB 
> disk to a 7200 80gig one, but has the original PIII processor and 
> mainboard  - it takes forever to boot but is quite fast when running. 
> Rod

One of the things that I forgot to mention is that the one I mentioned - the D600 
- comes with *No_OS*! Isn't that just the icing on the cake? :-)
All I have to do now is to find the readies..... Anybody want to help ;-)



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