I took three laptops to the recycler yesterday. Finally, I could let go. The last one was a Compaq Armada pentium 1, that also could just do everything. This picture shows:
- External CD/Harddisk I could connect using the Parallel port.
- Network card dongle and Avaya wireless card
- Connected to AOL, Opera, PCplus to a cisco router
One of the final tests was to see if I could get Linux up. I finally found one that would work: Basic Linux 3.5 using the 2.2.26 kernel. I got it loaded, but internet communication was going to take a lot of work to recognize the network card. This weekend I prepped a Dell Inspiron with WinXP and Ubuntu. It has all the facility and access. All I needed to do is download the latest updates.