barebones laptop

Default User xyzzyx at
Tue Sep 18 16:15:03 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 08:02 -0400, Scott wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> > Out of interest, I filled in the basics that a "normal" laptop nowadays
> > offers and, no surprise, I am at $1450 and more, Operating system and
> > office excluded.
> > 
> > Is this a good deal?
> I don't think so.  I got a great laptop for CND $499.  A Dell Inspiron 
> 1501 
>  It 
> did come with windows and crap software, but I just formated the hard 
> drive and threw Ubuntu in it.  Works great.
> -- 
> Your friend,
> Scott
> Sent to you from a Linux computer using Ubuntu Version 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

Does it have built-in wireless, or did you have to add an adapter?  And
was wireless up and running "out of the box", or did you have to do
some sort of tinkering to get it working? 

Sent to you from a GNU/Linux computer using Ubuntu Version 7.04 (Feisty
Fawn).  2004 Toshiba M35X laptop, no internal wireless.  Requires
Netgear WG511T cardbus adapter for wireless (only wireless adapter I
have fount that will work "out of the box". F/OSS wireless is pure
agony. That's why I asked. 

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