Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 7500

December 17th, 2005
Dell 7500 on Ubuntu
When I heard Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy Badger was out, I thought I’d give it a try on an old retired and ridiculously heavy Dell 7500 laptop. The results I admit were quite impressive because it simply works. I was also pleasantly surprised that suspend to disk a.k.a. hibernation worked out of the box.

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My computer gear

July 8th, 2002

Most of my time is spent tinkering with computers and electronic gadgets. I take pride in restoring other people’s electronic junk and here’s my current list of my systems accompanied by some snapshots with my dodgy webcam.

Darth's Monitor

Bsd Daemon Darth

  • Freebsd 4.5
  • Intel Celeron 366
  • 128 sdram
  • Quantum Fireball 6.4 gig harddrive
  • Intel Ringnode Mk 2
  • 3Com 10/100 Ethernet

Tux Janice

  • Slackware 7.0
  • Intel Celeron 500
  • 256 sdram
  • Quantum Fireball 10.2 gig harddrive
  • Seagate Cheetah 20 gig harddrive
  • SMC 10/100 Ethernet

Darth's Monitor with glimpse of the others

Tux Raylee

  • Slackware 7.0
  • Pentium 166
  • 64 dram
  • Western Digital 1 gig harddrive
  • 3Com 10 Ethernet

Micro$oft Buffy

  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Intel Pentium 750
  • 256 sdram
  • IBM 20 gig harddrive
  • 3Com 10/100 Ethernet
Buffy and Janice

Tux Polly (Beowulf cluster)

  • Suse 8.0
  • 486DX
  • 128 dram
  • 800 MB harddrive
  • 3Com 10 Ethernet

Tux Penny (Beowulf cluster)

  • Suse 8.0
  • 486DX
  • 128 dram
  • 1 gig harddrive
  • 3Com 10 Ethernet

Tux Pearlie (Beowulf cluster)

  • Suse 8.0
  • 486DX
  • 128 dram
  • 1 gig harddrive
  • 3Com 10 Ethernet