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by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?
Replies: 41
Views: 1195

Re: Laptop collectors: if you're allowed to collect just one laptop, which one would it be?

Tough choice, so many good ones...

32-bit/IBM: A31p.

64-bit/Lenovo: tie: W701ds or x61t sxga+
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: My old ThinkPads degrading
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: My old ThinkPads degrading

Way worse than any of the Thinkpads are the plastic on the IBM NetVistas, I've got an x41 than has bits crumbling off!
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 1611

Re: A31p desirability?

For A31p I've found Windows 2000 SP4 for offline and Linux antiX 17.1 for online are the sweetspots (although Windows 98se to Windows XP FLP are also good choices for offline and Linux MX 17.1 for online). You got me curious with that *nix. Now I'll definitely have to look into it, just to find out...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 1611

Re: A31p desirability?

For A31p I've found Windows 2000 SP4 for offline and Linux antiX 17.1 for online are the sweetspots (although Windows 98se to Windows XP FLP are also good choices for offline and Linux MX 17.1 for online).
by Hierax_ca
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 1611

Re: A31p desirability?

FWIW, another point of desirability for an A31p is it can actually use a decently huge Hard Drive ! I just did successful installs on a 250gb and a 500gb mSATA SSD in an Aleratec adapter (I tried pushing it further but, sadly, a 1TB mSATA wouldn't boot) ( specific A31p = 2653-R4U using BIOS 1.10 200...
by Hierax_ca
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 66
Views: 4100

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

Since a few others of you are also successfully running MX Linux on your Thinkpads, it might be appropriate to let you know that the MX Linux team is looking for feedback on Thinkpads so they can keep on improving: - https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=101&t=39270 I've posted the inxi info and...
by Hierax_ca
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 1443

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

A long time ago Toshiba laptops were very good. I absolutely love the light grey Toshiba laptops: Porteges (t3400, t3400ct, t3600, 610ct, 620ct, 660cdt), Satellites (490xcdt), and Tecras (780cdm/dvd) from 1993-1998 were exceptionally good and exceptionally strong competition for Thinkpads (some perh...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 66
Views: 4100

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

Still running antiX and MX Linux on my Thinkpads. I tried dozens of distros over the past 4 years or so and found these to be the best for me, 32-bit or 64-bit these illustrious Mepis Linux successors are awesome! - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-17.1/ - https://sourc...
by Hierax_ca
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p desirability?
Replies: 53
Views: 1611

Re: A31p desirability?

A31p is Very desirable! One of the best Thinkpad models ever made, IMO. So good in so many ways!

I'm still running A31p today with Windows 2000, Linux antiX/MX 17.1 all working great!
by Hierax_ca
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p

Thanks! Yes, please keep me posted about the keypad and carrier. No rush, I've been looking for this for years to complete my full A31p.

p.s., I'm good on batteries for my A31p machines for now.
by Hierax_ca
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 514120

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Great transaction with ThinkPadophile -- Thank You!
by Hierax_ca
Thu May 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 66
Views: 4100

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

After testing dozens over the past few years on a wide variety of Thinkpads, consistently the absolute Best Linux Distro I've found (for me) is MX Linux ( https://mxlinux.org/ ), currently at version 17.1, you can get the most recently updated versions here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-linux...
by Hierax_ca
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Windows XP -- adding Tablet PC Edition parts into regular XP, possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 4069

Windows XP -- adding Tablet PC Edition parts into regular XP, possible?

Is it possible to add the Tablet / Pen portions of the Windows XP Tablet Edition to a regular (non-tablet) Windows XP install? The XP Tablet edition is a royal pain to re-install. I want to set up a Thinkpad X60t with it in a way that I can easily do so again in the future. It would be nice to have...
by Hierax_ca
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

WTB: Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad for A31p

I'm looking to upgrade my A31p with an Ultrabay Plus Numeric Keypad + Ultrabay Plus Device Carrier... Anyone got one?
by Hierax_ca
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 166
Views: 37284

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

A31p is still pretty darn useful even 15 years later! I just did a fresh install of the new Linux Debian Stretch distro AntiX 17 (on 128gb Plextor mSATA SSD) listened to a CD, watched a TV show from DVD, edited some text documents and pictures, and am doing some web stuff now... Still a pleasure to ...
by Hierax_ca
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m
Replies: 25
Views: 5121

Re: FS: 14.1" Frankenpad: QX9300, 6 GB RAM, post 08/08 FX570m

Why only 6GB of RAM? Why not 8GB of RAM like other FrankenPads? Seems strange to boost the processor so much and not Max out the memory.

What kind of Temperatures does this beast run at?
by Hierax_ca
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 514120

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Franasia was great to deal with -- Thank You!
by Hierax_ca
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000
Replies: 31
Views: 4012

Re: No Windows Update for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000

There is/was some unofficial Roll-ups and Service Packs for both Win98se and Win2k that had all the official Microsoft stuff and then some (e.g., part of the extra Win2K stuff let you install a lot of software that normally would only run on WinXP).
by Hierax_ca
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Linux distro for Thinkpad T23 in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: Linux distro for Thinkpad T23 in 2017

Try: AntiX 16.1 (2017-01-16) - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-16/antiX-16.1_386-full.iso/download or if you are comfortable with a Linux cli install : - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-16/antiX-16.1_386-net.iso/download MX-16 (2017-03-10...
by Hierax_ca
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FOUND - Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

FOUND - Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional

I'm looking for Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional
-- a legal copy of the full-(non-upgrade)-version with a working disk and serial number -- shipped to Canada.

Anyone looking to offload one that can help me out?

Thanks!
by Hierax_ca
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 514120

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

ajkula66 and RBS still yet once again earn well-deserved positive feedback -- THANK YOU!
by Hierax_ca
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: Experimentation with A31
Replies: 28
Views: 4346

Re: Experimentation with A31

I just did a clean install on an A31p with WinXP-FLP SP3 on a Samsung HM160HC (great HDD!) -- so far it's working very well with 2GHz and 2GB RAM! I'm planning to compare it vs. Windows 2000 SP4, regular WinXP SP3 is too slow on A31p, IMO. Linux both AntiX-16 + MX-15 (Debian 8 ) and Linux Lite (Ubun...
by Hierax_ca
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Found: Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Found: Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs

I'm looking to buy a copy of Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs.
by Hierax_ca
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: 10.4" TFT Sharp Screen Display P000220320 VF0170P01 for Toshiba Portege 620ct (or alternative)
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: WTB: 10.4" TFT Sharp Screen Display P000220320 VF0170P01 for Toshiba Portege 620ct (or alternative)

follow-up, in case anyone else ever wants to do this: FWIW, I did find a LTM10C272 S which is working but it took swapping the wire connectors (the white plastic plug/prong thingees) from the original screen spliced onto the wires of the new screen to get it to fit. That said, I have another 620ct t...
by Hierax_ca
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB : ThinkPad 701c (701cs) Butterfly RAM Memory 64mb (32mb)
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: WTB : ThinkPad 701c (701cs) Butterfly RAM Memory 64mb (32mb)

hwattys, Thanks but I've already got 2 x 32mb chips, if I can't find some 64mb ones I might take you up on that. Anyone know if these 64mb chips RBS has will work with a 701c? Perhaps some pictures will help... Here's a pic of the RAM slot: small-pic: http://www.hierax.com/computer/thinkpad/thinkpad...
by Hierax_ca
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB : ThinkPad 701c (701cs) Butterfly RAM Memory 64mb (32mb)
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

WTB : ThinkPad 701c (701cs) Butterfly RAM Memory 64mb (32mb)

I'm looking to buy some of the rare 64MB RAM/Memory for my ThinkPad 701c Butterflies ... anyone selling?

If not, I could then still use 2x 32MB RAM chips to upgrade my 701cs Thinkpads.
by Hierax_ca
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 2996
Views: 514120

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

Thanks to twistero for a smooth transaction for a sweet little classic 701c Butterfly!
by Hierax_ca
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Lightweight Distro for my 600?
Replies: 14
Views: 4898

Re: Lightweight Distro for my 600?

Update: AntiX-16 just came out: - https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix-linux/files/Final/antiX-16/ Testing it on one of my A31p, so far so good (600x next to test)! Pretty cool, there are 3 options to install: Core (command line), or Base, or Full installs and it is available in 386 and x64 so 6 d...

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