Toshiba again…

A day or two ago I mentioned that I once had a Toshiba T1000 that lasted until the battery finally ran out of juice forever.

Toshiba T1000 circa 1987

It was a great little machine and I wish it were still running.

Well I didn’t get an ASUS. It was a nice idea, but it seemed a bit more than I could deal with to figure out getting the my AT&T broadband dongle working. I’m sure it can be made to work and I’m sure I don’t want to deal with it right now.

As most folks probably know, CompUSA retail outlets are no more (or rather, soon to be no more). I decided to chance a visit to our local version here in Honolulu and see if they had any bargains. I’m not completely sure they did, but I ended up buying a “backup laptop”.

It’s a Toshiba L45 S7423 which is currently running Vista (Home Edition?).

Toshiba Satellite L45 S7423 image

It will soon be running some flavor of Linux, but I have to figure out the problem this computer has…the WiFi card is problematic under Linux. If it’s not one thing, it’s another.

In any case, so far so good with this box. I had it up and running in no time and it’s fast enough that the downloading of fixes, patches, updates, and suchlike didn’t bother me while I played around. While this is no svelte little computer, it does have a nice screen for these old eyes and once I do away with Vista, I may like it!


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