Old Laptop Wanted.

If you've got an old laptop hanging around, or know someone who does, I'd like it. I don't care if the batteries are so old that it doesn't keep a charge. So long as it has some sort of power adapter, and it works, I'll take it. I can pick it up whenever, wherever it's convenient for you (though it would be a bonus if you were within an hour of center township in Indy).

- T.

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Thanks. April '06 is looking okay so far. :D

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Congrats on the new baby. I don't think the stuff I haven't used for 3-4 years is going to magically disappear anytime soon :) You're welcome to it whenever you get some free time (hah!)

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I'm a bastard -- I own it. :) It's just that I've been pretty housebound with the approaching bambino. I must also admit that [url=http://www.uncyclopedia.org]Uncyclopedia[/url] made me an [url=http://www.uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Special:Listadmins]Admin[/url] and the volume of submissions there has swallowed me whole with work. I've even written a [url=http://www.uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Fecal_E.Coli]couple[/url] [url=http://www.uncyclopedia.org/wiki/The_Night_After_Christmas]articles[/url] that people thought were funny. Go figure. :) - T.

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He's also been posting news stories on the CINLUG website. Anyone? Anyone? Lyons?

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Todd was at the Nov. meeting - we just didn't have his "junk" :)

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Todd can get 'em if he ever bothered showing up at a meeting. :o

I also have Todd's "VCD" he wanted still, I've brought it to the bootcamp, then I brought it to Dec.'s meeting, and still no Todd? :wink:

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[quote="tlyons"]Sounds fine to me. Let me know. Thanks. - T.[/quote] I just powered on one of my 486 laptops and it works. It's a WinBook XP (486-DX4 100 - I think that's the correct 486 phrasing :)) - 100MHz 486, dunno how much ram (I'll check when I get home). It's got a 10 Base-T PCMCIA card with a dongle. I don't know how many of the 4 work (two of them don't have hard drives, at least one has a ruined LCD) but you're welcome to any or all of them. I certainly haven't used them recently (when I turned one on a few days ago, it thought it was 2002, which was probably the last time I messed around with it :)

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BOO@db.. .. funny though.. but boo.. I have an old laptop that ive tried to run linux on.. but i cant find all the drivers. i think it's a 133, or a p233, something like that. if your still interested lemme know..im in broad ripple. You can email me. Peace.

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Cool. But it doesn't run Linux, or BSD, or QNX...

Actually, it looks like it runs InCircles.

- T.
:lol:

Re: Old Laptop Wanted...how's this?

Here's an even older ... "laptop." And like the TRS80...I can't let you have it, but I'll bring it for you to play with at the next meeting... http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/concise28n-front.jpg http://www.cinlug.org/files/db/concise28n-back.jpg

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Sounds fine to me. Let me know. Thanks.

- T.

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[quote="tlyons"]ADDENDUM: Ideally, it would be nice to have something: [a] more portable, [b] that wouldn't lead to numbness in my legs, and, [c] might run software written within the last 10 years.[/quote] I've got some 486 laptops that may or may not work. I'll try them out when I get a chance and let you know. I doubt they'll run X but you could at least run console apps. If that's too old/low-tech, let me know.

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ADDENDUM: Ideally, it would be nice to have something: [a] more portable, [b] that wouldn't lead to numbness in my legs, and, [c] might run software written within the last 10 years.

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You can't have my TRS-80 Model 100!!! :mrgreen: