Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sun 23 Nov 2014, 23:13
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Misc
budget laptop to run puppy
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [7 Posts]  
Author Message
zenkalia

Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 04:37    Post subject:  budget laptop to run puppy  

i'm looking to get myself a laptop, but i don't know where to look (other than craigslist, which is kind of shady) where i can find one that is very cheap.

i'm trying to lighten my load for college, especially since i'm having a lot of problems at home and might bring myself to run away. the best idea i can think is leave my desktop behind and buy a cheap laptop and run puppy linux on it. puppy can do anything that i NEED for school... i don't need my windows boot and games all that much...

and no i'm not a problem child or something... i'll be running away to berkeley, where i am a full time student. =P

are there certain laptops/computers that have had problems accepting puppy linux? i'm thinking dell and their horribly ingrained software package might try to give me trouble...

_________________
omg i wish i were more of a nerd... =[
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address 
Lobster
Official Crustacean


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15117
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 05:44    Post subject:  

http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/LaptopsWorking
_________________
Puppy WIKI
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
keenerd
Guest


PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 08:04    Post subject:  

I got a 366Mhz Thinkpad from http://www.retrobox.com for $150. Of course, I didn't do enough research into Linux compatability before I bought it. While it was highly compatable with other distros, Puppy support was (at first) a little lacking. Yay framebufer. Now it works, more or less, and I love it.

Before you buy something, google for the manual, and write down all the chipset info. Then search for those terms on the forum. Don't buy the computer if you find large amounts of angst and failure on the forum. Or be like me and buy something just because the latest feature in the latest version of Puppy might make the computer work.
Back to top
nduanetesh
Ultra Super-stud

Joined: 05 May 2005
Posts: 168

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 02:08    Post subject:  

I got a laptop from ebay...it's a pretty high-end machine, but I got it for a song because *no hard drive* (which is perfect for puppy but terrible for most other OSes). There seems to be a very healthy laptop marking going on ebay, with established prices, etc (you pay a certain amount for a certain processor and a certain amount of ram, because it's the going rate on ebay), but every now and again something fun shows up (like my lappy). If you're not in a major rush, I suggest you watch ebay for a few weeks and see what floats up.

BTW, my laptop is an HP Pavillion zt1260, and everything worked great. they even threw in a wireless card (which was immediately detected and configured by puppy!).

ND
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
robin850


Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 09:02    Post subject:  

if you just want an older laptop, these guys are pretty good.


http://www.cascade-assets.com/


cheers,

robin850
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
zenkalia

Joined: 22 Jul 2005
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2005, 01:42    Post subject:  

cascade is listed as not doing sales to individuals at all =[

do you guys know how critical it is if a screw for the hard drive latch is missing?

what condition was your laptop rated, keenerd, and what did it look like?

_________________
omg i wish i were more of a nerd... =[
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address 
keenerd
Guest


PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2005, 08:17    Post subject:  

The first laptop I ordered from Retrobox broke at their facility. It went into storage working, but stopped working right before they tried to send it to me. That one was an "A" cosmetically, but I never saw it.

I could have gotten the broken one for about $100 off. Instead I got a slightly faster laptop, which was rated a cosmetic "B". The notes also said "Trackpoint pressure mark". I called up their 800 number, and they explained that meant the trackpoint had somehow marred the screen.

Whatever. I bought it. There wasn't a scratch on the screen, but the trackpoint was worn down and slippery. The case and computer were in perfect shape, although the paint was worn off the case where the previous owner rested their hand.

Altogether, I was very pleased.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [7 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Misc
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0527s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0046s) ][ GZIP on ]