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well I just got a hold of a Gateway Solo 9300 laptop. I'm not sure on the exact specs yet as it's still at my dads work but from the specs I have looked at on line it's not that great.

Specs

So what should I do with it?

it isn't for sale sorry
Edited by evilspongebob72 - 12/16/08 at 11:15am
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post #2 of 23
Install linux and have fun.
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post #3 of 23
sell it on craigslist as vintage computer equipment.

it might sell for 20 bucks... who knows.
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Quote:
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Install linux and have fun.
that's a possibility

I was thinking I could just use it for msn when I was gaming...
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Install Linux, keep it running 24/7. Mine does download jobs and hosts files for me. I also registered a free subdomain so I can access it from anywhere I also use it for searching the net for info when I'm overclocking or troubleshooting my main PC.
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I'll buy it!
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I'll buy it!
its not for sale sorry =(

I would use it for downloading but I'm not sure on the size of the HDD. I also know that the battery is dead so it will need to be plugged in constantly and I'm not even sure if it has wireless :s
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post #8 of 23
I gave my ancient one to my ten year old. We loaded Windows 97 on it, old MS Office suite, a few paint programs and all my old games. So, he's got a machine in his room now that he plays on or does homework with... gave him the old printer, joystick, and speaker sets too. Even being old, the graphics are still better than a gameboy and even several of his Wii games (Tie Fighter, MS combat pilot, Warcraft, Duke Nukem, etc.) His only real complaint is that the wireless network doesn't work in his room.

Sometimes I even ask to play with it when I'm feeling nostalgic since these old games don't like Vista. Plus it's kinda fun going back and making dos scripts for some of the really old games.
    
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Do you think this could cope with XP? because it's either going to be xp or 2000...if I installed xp would the drivers needed come with XP?
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilspongebob72 View Post
if I installed xp would the drivers needed come with XP?
The drivers would not come with xp, you would have to install them separetly.

-FilluX
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