A laptop for me

Yesterday I received my IBM Thinkpad R50e. R50e is a solid IBM machine and cost me around £750. The specs are

Pentium M 735 1.7 GHz

RAM 512 MB

HD 60 GB


Mdm – LAN EN, Fast EN 802.11b, 802.11g – Centrino

15″ TFT XGA (1024 x 768)

It came preloaded with WinXP Pro. I made a recovery disc set of 7 discs and replaced WinXP Pro with Ubuntu Linux. Almost everything has worked out of box and it is nice to see that Ubuntu recognized the Wireless chip as well.

As I am writing this, another window on this box is running debootstrap to build  a pure Debian Sarge system. Further plans are to install a Linux from Scratch system on this laptop.

I am still playing with it.

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