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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 00:00    Post_subject:  

delmar wrote:
This is a great thread! I would think, now that Microsoft has abandoned support of XP, there should be an enormous amount of computers out there that are not really practical to upgrade to windows 7, just waiting to have puppy installed.

And in some cases, completely free (I recently acquired a retired Win7 class machine that was considered "too old" -- I couldn't use the Win7, as it was locked down to only connect with the corporate network, but 3GB RAM on a 3.4 GHz machine makes a pretty darn fast Puppy machine).

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 04:28    Post_subject: Re: $41.40 - 2002 IBM ThinkPad T30 / running Slacko Puppy 5.3.1  

Chrispy wrote:
I built brought back to life a very cheap machine today running Slacko Puppy Linux 5.3.1. For $25 I was able to pickup a 2002 IBM ThinkPad T30 laptop, that once upon a time ran Windows XP. The installation did not go quite as planned, but I was able to get the machine up and running again.

Since the hard drive is shot, and the operating system will not run from USB flash drive, I have to reinstall Slacko everytime I boot up the computer. However, in 4 minutes, and 30 seconds, I can go from pressing the "on" button to surfing the web with the help of my $17.31 Belkin N150 Wi-Fi USB Adapter.

"Undeadbook" (web thin client) total cost: $41.40

I think you can put you "save files" on a USB thumb drive, and not have to go through the 4 1/2 min. wait.
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 10:22    Post_subject:  

We'll see I guess.

Dell Latitude XT2

Not sure yet what will be shoe horned on here when it comes in.
I still have some parts to get for it. I know it will test out new Macpup
when it comes out but broadcom may stumble, or not.

Waiting on it. My Amrel was the last touchscreen Laptop I ever played with
using Puppy. The electronics on one of the Amrels did not mix to well in 2 inches of water when my place flooded.

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Aug 2014, 14:03    Post_subject:  

I saw your post as you wait on an incoming PC. Don't know if this would help you or not, but I thought I would run it by you.

You are aware that you can boot any PC that has wired LAN on its motherboard needing only RAM, right? You only need to set up a 0% server on an existing PC and any machine on your LAN will boot.
    • PET setup only requirement from PPM for some
    • No impact
    • All other PC services on the PC are never impacted
    • PC can be a laptop/desktop/etc.
    Booting PC(s)
    • Nothing to setup
    • NO peripherals needed, at all, on the booting PC.
    • Tell PC to use its LAN to boot
    • All normal PUP services on the newly booted PUP
    • No LAN impact except for the boot process.
Found here. Post any results, issues, or needs on that thread.

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