[conspire] offered: S/N PBPAC88 Lenovo MT-M 1578 - L7U (i3-2130, 4 GiB, 500G HDD)

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Sat Mar 13 15:57:18 PST 2021

And yes, I'll probably show it off a wee bit at CABAL.

And yes, it does also already have a Virtual Machine (VM) set up on
it ... with Desktop Environment (DE) 'n all that ... and quite sufficiently
capable to even be able to join Jitsi Meet from browser in that VM.

> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>
> To: SF-LUG <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Subject: Re: offered: S/N PBPAC88 Lenovo MT-M 1578 - L7U (i3-2130, 4  
> GiB, 500G HDD)
> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 05:25:06 -0800

> Hmmm... and maybe I'll install a Debian Virtual Machine on that computer,
> just because I can and the hardware seems quite sufficiently capable.
>> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu>
>> To: BerkeleyLUG <berkeleylug at googlegroups.com>
>> Subject: offered: S/N PBPAC88 Lenovo MT-M 1578 - L7U (i3-2130, 4  
>> GiB, 500G HDD)
>> Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:12:37 -0800
>> offered: S/N PBPAC88 Lenovo MT-M 1578 - L7U (i3-2130, 4 GiB, 500G HDD)
>> details can be found here:
>> https://www.wiki.balug.org/wiki/doku.php?id=balug:offered_wanted_hardware_etc
>> Don't think I've quite "finalized" my plans/criteria for giving it away,
>> but at least so far game plan goes about like this:
>> o hoping to find it a new home within <~= 31 days
>> o make your case for why you want it - emailing me (and including the
>>  S/N: PBPAC88 in Subject: headers), or maybe tell me at a [L]UG meeting
>>  when I'm there (e.g.: https://berkeleylug.com/meetings/)
>> o not "first come, first served" - not a race - though offer doesn't
>>  last forever
>> o I may demo it a bit at some upcoming [L]UG meeting(s), e.g. likely:
>>  2021-03-07 https://www.sf-lug.org/
>>  2021-03-13 http://linuxmafia.com/cabal/ (--> virtual, and not 'till 11:59p)
>>  2021-03-14 https://berkeleylug.com/meetings/
>>  2021-03-16 https://www.balug.org/#Meetings-upcoming
>> o I'm thinking submissions cut-off (at least first round) end of
>>  2021-03-19 US/Pacific, I make decision on what's been received by then,
>>  and shortly thereafter (e.g. on 2021-03-20 US/Pacific), I announce who
>>  gets it (and their pitch/proposal), and maybe some runner(s) up.
>> o You need to pick it up in Berkeley (94703), or I need to be able to drop
>>  it off sufficiently close as to be reasonably convenient to me.  And it
>>  needs happen in a reasonably timely manner (days to a week or so is fine,
>>  30+ days is not - would rollover to runner(s) up on list).
>> Miscellaneous comments: Seems to be a relatively decent machine for its
>> vintage.  Seems to mostly run quite quiet, though fan(s) loud when very
>> first powered up (probably does max for a few seconds to test 'em) - that
>> might be different if one heavily pushes CPU/GPU.
>> Some of the BIOS power settings are quite nice, e.g. when power is
>> applied, it can be set to remain off, power on, or return to whatever
>> state it was in when power was removed (the latter being the default).
>> And yes, it can be handily powered up remotely via Wake-on-Lan.  Seems to
>> mostly be in quite good shape physically - bit of dust, but not
>> really much for its age.  Low "mileage" (powered on hours) on the hard
>> drive - perhaps likewise the rest of it too?  I think it only does legacy
>> boot, no [U]EFI settings in BIOS (and installing configured for [U]EFI
>> appears to miserably fail).  I'll likely fully wipe the hard drive (in
>> stages) ... didn't do that before install.  Haven't extensively tested
>> the hardware, but thus far seeing zero problems on it.  Seems likely it
>> got used for a while (weeks or so) once-upon-a-time ... and then just
>> sat for a very long time after that.

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