Used laptop

Nick Ali nali at
Thu Dec 27 17:29:07 GMT 2007

On Dec 27, 2007 12:18 PM, Eric Weir <eeweir at> wrote:
> I am currently running Ubuntu/Kubuntu 7.04 on an older desktop. I'd like
> to get a laptop, an ultralite, possibly as my primary machine. My
> thoughts run to a System76 Dart or a basic MacBook, but can't afford
> either of those at the moment.
> Checking Craigslist, used IBM ultralites seem to be available relatively
> regularly at reasonable prices, e.g., X40s in the $400 range. And
> there's a salvager/resaler, TBF Computing, which might have a selection.
> Two questions: [1] How hospitable would a system like this be to
> Ubuntu/Kubuntu? [2] Does anybody know anything about TBF?

There is some info on the Ubuntu wiki about specific laptops. The page
for the X40 seems to be Looks like its
only been tested up to Dapper with it. Might be a good idea to test it
out with a Live CD before purchasing if possible.



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