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The $7.49 IBM ThinkPad T20 Gets An OS upgrade

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  1. searcher

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    The $7.49 IBM ThinkPad T20 gets an OS upgrade
    vwestlife



    Published on Feb 12, 2016
    Proof that you can teach an old dog old tricks. Exploring open-source software on an operating system better suited to the IBM ThinkPad T20's hardware.

    Original video about the T20:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcEycj...
     
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    Right now I'm posting on a t-23 with xp
     
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    That was a waste of 7 bucks and 3 minutes of my time.
     
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    I run Ubuntu Linux on a T61 that was given to me because it was too slow. Doubled the RAM added a flash drive (total less than $100) and the machine flies
     
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    I can't remember if it was the T-60 or the T-61, but one had a SATA 2 chipset throttled back to Sata 1. Putting in a SSD had a smaller difference ... but when I flashed a hack into the bios opening up the Sata 2 pipe, man that kicked ass.
     
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