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  1. Steve: Haha!

    Lubuntu, didn’t know that one yet. Might be worthe remembering. Totally know what you mean about Ubuntu… Still can’t understand people keep using it. :-p

    Nice work on the Toshiba! Now you have a fun little writing machine you can bring with you everywh— o wait.

    1. Heh, I didn’t even bother looking at the Canonical version, still afraid they’re using some bizarre window manager like last time I checked. I have to credit Canonical for putting a *lot* of work into making the base distro very polished and functional. They’ve done a great job and it’s nice that there’s a fork like Lubuntu where they’ve stripped out the bloat and gave it a nice, sane lightweight WM like LXDE. It’s very nicely done. (:

  2. $55? Now you have my interest… Ohhhhh hacking the hardware. My favorite thing!


      there’s one on US Ebay $54.99 free shipping. No HD and battery’s prolly toast, but those are easy to get replacements for. If you decide to get one, let me know and I’ll do a post on how to get an OS onto the Toshiba. It’s kind of a dark art involving using an SD card with a floppy boot image to bypass the crippled BIOS and allow USB Booting from a drive key. Toshiba tried to lock down the Portege’s to only booting from a specific external USB CDROM made by them. There are two ways to get around it, and I’ve done both successfully.

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