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One Laptop Per Child

http://www.laptop.org/ It’s here, the ideal gift for early adopters. We’ve been hearing about the $100 Laptop for months now. It seemed like a pipe dream. A laptop for children in third world countries? It would have to be an engineering marvel. The kids often live in houses with dirt floors. They often don’t have electricity. […]

Subdreamer Under Windows

Flush with my recent success running Tiki Wiki under Windows XP SP2, I thought it might be fun to try Subdreamer, too. Subdreamer is a Content Management System and is different from a Wiki mainly in the way it organizes and presents data. Subdreamer has the advantage of allowing me to integrate my phpBB forum […]

Read the Feed

Tell me this isn’t way easier than watching fifteen minutes of house fires and muggings just to find out whether the rest of the world still exists.

Still Reluctant

Of course, if I *wanted* a dual-boot system, XP probably would have shredded the existing file system.

The Reluctant Geekess

I’ve been dragging my feet as far as the soon-to-be Linux Laptop goes. There are a couple of issues that I haven’t quite resolved. First, Knoppix came up in the GUI. It didn’t seem to support the wireless card. But it communicated with it, which is better than Windows 98 did. I found what might […]

The Continuing Saga

The continuing saga of the Linux Laptop. The battery wasn’t warranted, so I didn’t expect it to work. It didn’t. I ordered a new battery on ebay, should be in early next week. S’okay, I have an AC adapter to use until then. I borrowed a LinkSys WUSB11 USB network I/F from work to try […]

Linux laptop

Update: The laptop arrived and it knows both that it is a Compaq and that it currently is running Windows 98. I’ll spend a bit of time documenting the hardware configuration and obtaining drivers before starting the conversion to Linux. To reiterate, I bought an ancient laptop from Bob Johnson.com – a Compaq Presario 1235 […]


I’m considering getting a Linux laptop. Now that Red Hat has been seduced to the Dark side, Fedora it will be. I get the scratch-and-dent email from BobJohnson.com and I’m hopeful that there will be a suitable laptop soon. And that they will actually be able to ship it to me this time.  Related The […]

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