Used laptop

Bill N billisnice at
Thu Dec 27 17:30:08 GMT 2007

i bought a used laptop at:

It was about 150 and run xubuntu with a linksys wifi card.  5 GB HD
and 128 memory.  The HP still runs after 2 yrs of service.

A friend of mine had a compaq laptop and never could get ubuntu to
install. Never know if sometime with or will not work.

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?
> Thanks,
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Eric Weir
> Decatur, GA USA
> eeweir at
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