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Ubuntu 10.04 success story

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by TBO, May 12, 2010.

  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

    I have an older IBM Thinkpad laptop with XP that I discarded well almost 2 years ago due to buggy issues (mainly the wireless was inconsistent, to the point I put in a PCMA card, which again, was inconsistent).

    I tried Ubuntu 9.10 before, but it didn't pick up the wireless (and I didn't want to mess around trying to get it to work, as I'm no tech).

    Well, being the curious guy I am, before tossing it out this week (spring cleaning), I decided to try Ubuntu 10.04.

    It booted from the disc and the wireless worked!

    I did a full install and now have a nice "over the road" laptop that I'm not afraid to lose/abuse/have stolen.

    :cool:
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    That's great.

    I've revitalized old hardware more than once. Before I had a wireless network, I needed a PC for a very specific purpose down in my basement(light internet and a spreadsheet). I was gonna build a cheapo PC, but found a complete PC w/ monitor at a pawn shop for $125(HP something).

    It was slower than molasses w/ Windows. I installed Debian on it and ran cat6 to it, and it ran perfectly for 3yrs. Power supply went kaput, and by then I had wireless access, so I now I use my netbook in the basement and tossed the old PC. If I'd have known someone that "needed" a computer, I'd have tossed a power supply in it and gave it to them, as it ran fine otherwise.

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  3. Linux3

    Linux3

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    Great story.
    What model Thinkpad, just out of idle curiosity? I have a T23 and that's the great thing about Thinkpads, they never die!