[sf-lug] the bin full of laptops

jason stone jasonstone at gmail.com
Thu May 17 07:19:33 PDT 2007

I would recommend DBAN for wiping the drives
- http://dban.sourceforge.net/

and instead of plain vanilla Ubuntu on these older laptops, install  
Xubuntu, which skips the vanilla and is still usable, but lighter in  
weight.  Among other things, it uses XFCE instead of Gnome.
- http://www.xubuntu.org/


On May 17, 2007, at 6:27 AM, jim stockford wrote:

>     I tho't some of you'd be interested, after the noise,
> that this is actually in the works.
>     the mysterious person has given me, jim, the bin
> full of laptops with the expressed wish to pass them
> out to veterans, per Susan's request.
>     I've got to gussy them up a bit--get the old data off,
> put linux on, one needs a hard drive (which is
> coming, compliments of the mysterious person).
>     The linux distro that I'm considering is Ubuntu.
> Anybody got opinions?
>     the laptops do not have wi-fi, so wi-fi is a matter
> of getting PCMCIA cards. Opinions are welcome.
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