[lug] WTB cheap laptop

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Thu Feb 23 13:13:48 MST 2006

I have to head out for a run but I might be getting rid of my old 
Toshiba. 166 MHz P-IImx (iirc), pimped out with 48 MB.

I believe it has Red Hat on it today, boots take far longer than when I 
was using debian. I'm not sure about the networking card.

How much were you looking at spending?


P.S., I think there's a tie-down point on most laptops and even 
desktops. You could only use a thin steel cable, but that should be 
enough to deter the casual thief.

Wagner, Carl wrote:

>Does anyone have an OLD laptop they are not using any more that they are
>willing to part with?  
>   486DX or better
>   Hard drive (preferably) or a floppy.
>   Functioning serial and parallel ports.
>   Prefer it has some sort of built in modem.
>It does not necessarily need to have a functioning: screen, battery,
>Ethernet port, cdrom, or be cosmetically attractive, but they would be
>I want to throw a small Linux distribution on it (like Coyote or DSL)
>and use it for a remote power switch (parallel port to drive the relay)
>and possibly monitor the temperature (serial port).
>This will be left outside in some sort of enclosure so I don't want to
>spend much on it in case it walks away.
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