The laptop I purchased a week or so ago arrived today. It’s in good condition, with the exception of the completely unusable battery (I knew that) and a damaged-but-workable door that covers the docking port (I didn’t expect that).
It’s a PIII 200, with the 1024×768 screen, and the DVD drive works. W00t
It has Windows 98 on it, complete with somebody else’s screwy settings (funky cursor, QWERTY keyboard layout). This is fine, because it can be used right now to do stuff, but in short order I’ll be putting Linux on it.
Now… which flavor. Bear in mind that I need to obtain a wireless network card for the machine, and whatever Linux flavor I run needs to support the card in the machine. But since I get to pick the flavor AND the card, finding a match should be pretty easy, right?
EDIT: I should make it clear — this is my convention-going machine. 99% of what I need to do with it is BLOG. If I can offload my camera into it via USB, that’s a plus, but it’s not a showstopper if I can’t.
Now… I WANT to also be able to web-surf, get email, and FTP places if necessary.