[sf-lug] the bin full of laptops
mthaddon at yahoo.com
Thu May 17 07:34:46 PDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 07:19 -0700, jason stone wrote:
> 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/
I think that would depend on the specs. Personally if they have more
than 256MB RAM (ideally 512MB or more), I would go with vanilla Ubuntu,
otherwise I'd defer to the Xubuntu suggestion...
> 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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