I have a laptop from 1997

Luis Murphy
Luis Murphy

It runs windows 98 has 80mb of ram and a pentium ii. Tge battery still works.Whats the coolest thing i could do with it? Is there any linux i can run on it?

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Jayden Ortiz
Jayden Ortiz

install damn small linux or slackware

Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams

keep Win98 and run ancient gayms natively

Christian Barnes
Christian Barnes

I love this Windows classic wallpaper.

Nicholas Carter
Nicholas Carter

I cant get it to work properly, the kernel wont load or something

Justin Gomez
Justin Gomez

I can only think of vidya honestly, most web pages aren't going to load obviously so I guess you could use it for watching movies or listening to music but that would seem pointless and not a good use of it.

Levi Sanchez
Levi Sanchez

trash it
you can buy much better laptops nowadays for dirt cheap

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin

no linux you could run on it would give you any more functionality than Windows 98 or 98SE

Matthew Green
Matthew Green

I just want it to be able to brows Jow Forums

Owen Martinez
Owen Martinez

That's probably going to work then.

Christian Wilson
Christian Wilson

wallpaper
its just a solid colour, or should be, any variation in that colour is due to defects with the screen

Jace Nelson
Jace Nelson

Play toehoe 1-5

Isaac Peterson
Isaac Peterson

I have that same laptop no joke.

Nathaniel Ortiz
Nathaniel Ortiz

The toshiba satellite 220cds? Post pics

Colton Bell
Colton Bell

Nope, it does a memory test every time it starts. it came with 80 from the garage sale i stole it from. They wanted $50 for it and they were gonna use the money for a mission trip to africa. Fuck that shit. I did the world a favor by keeping $50 worth of food away from nigglets

Ryan Cox
Ryan Cox

stole
give it back, tyrone

Liam Johnson
Liam Johnson

That was like 4 years ago.

Chase Nelson
Chase Nelson

Install a source based distro like Gentoo or Slackware
Install netsurf
???
Profit

Sebastian Powell
Sebastian Powell

give it back, tyrone

Adrian Brown
Adrian Brown

The Satellites are legit. Replace the missing clit, clean (or remove) the rubber from the mouse buttons if they're disgusting which they likely are, then you've got a great, compact 90's machine with an easily accessible HDD and a Yamaha sound chip.

James Morgan
James Morgan

I think this is beyond you, OP.

You need an older, possibly deprecated version of said OS.

Like an earlier poster said, Slackware, an old version. But it's not an easy job unless you know what you're doing.

Liam Carter
Liam Carter

Was the display that bad originally, or is it somewhat broken?

Jaxson Thomas
Jaxson Thomas

It was, most lcds from the 90s sucked

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell

This may be controversial but I'd gut it, rehouse more modern hardware in it, then rice it all to hell. At the very least replace the broken LCD.

Lincoln Bailey
Lincoln Bailey

it won't be good for movies at all, it will be barely good for music. this machine will be barely usable for office work and network unless you install extremely vintage and outdated software

congrats on your retro game/demoscene machine though

Christopher Peterson
Christopher Peterson

Use FreeDOS and be a god.

Matthew Sullivan
Matthew Sullivan

install netbsd

Ryder Long
Ryder Long

tinyCore would work on it

Zachary Jenkins
Zachary Jenkins

Let me dig it out, I have no idea where I put it but I DEFINITELY have that.

Nathaniel Hall
Nathaniel Hall

I actually can't be arsed to dig it out right now but I definitely have one. Might post it here another day

Austin Sanchez
Austin Sanchez

does it have SCSI? you could do some fun stuff with that

Joseph Watson
Joseph Watson

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Make sure to remove the internal clock batteries, they leak and will destroy the mainboard.

Caleb Torres
Caleb Torres

Hell fucking yeah dude I had a t2100ct in high school (~06-08) that unfortunately vanished but I kept my weed and smokes in the battery bay during school bc the original didn't hold a charge so I took it out haha
you snap up the clips (green) then the whole palmrest panel in red lifts up like a lid and there's the battery bay
Win95 with 8MB of memory was painful but at least I could browse some sites with my wavelan card
no proper sound card blew ass too and the 50mhz dx2 meant a lot of watching the screen paint
I loved it nonetheless

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Leo Rivera
Leo Rivera

If it has a 64 bit processor, install templeOS in it

Jack Bell
Jack Bell

kept my weed and smokes in the battery bay during school
Based and reefer-pilled

Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray

damn small linux
dead, buried, decomposed

Thomas Garcia
Thomas Garcia

Why do you post this in every thread, and what do you think it'll accomplish?

Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross

Just load it up with hella dos games

t. just got a 1995 Thinkpad up and running

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William Evans
William Evans

Get KernelEx and you can run Firefox 3.6 which loads Jow Forums fine

Isaiah Gonzalez
Isaiah Gonzalez

gentoo
computer turns to dust from entropy before the kernel finishes compiling

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Henry Campbell
Henry Campbell

install tiny core you nigger

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Jayden Martin
Jayden Martin

here

I'm planning on removing the internals and seeing if I can put a modern laptop motherboard inside, since there's so much fucking room. There's also a 1450x1080 panel from a newer Thinkpad that is the same size as this stock one

Although I wonder if it would be sacrilege or not, but whipping it out in public and being able to boot Windows 10 on it would be pretty hilarious

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Logan Cruz
Logan Cruz

That is stupid, good luck I guess.

Anthony Carter
Anthony Carter

Using old hardware

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John Butler
John Butler

go be degenerate somewhere else

Isaiah Lewis
Isaiah Lewis

i want to install my tiny core in lain
i can smell the onions from here

Anthony Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell

no

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Ayden Gutierrez
Ayden Gutierrez

See if it can run Daggerfall. It will be the Daggerfall machine.

Xavier Hughes
Xavier Hughes

Install Windows XP!

requires a minimum of 64MB of RAM, it will not run well, but 80 MB of RAM will work.

Then install the D+ Browser (based on the extreme lightweight Dillo web browser on linux)

If you don't want Windows, then I agree Tinycore is your best bet.

Lincoln Wood
Lincoln Wood

Toss it at your enemies and kill them.

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Adam Thompson
Adam Thompson

Will D+ run on windows 98?

Mason Bennett
Mason Bennett

Oh! I don't know, I'm going to try right now in a Virtual machine.

Gabriel Torres
Gabriel Torres

Windows 98 is probably the best option for the hardware.

Upgrade the ram and install kernelex.

youtube.com/watch?v=Bgsf5uy2PFw

Jose Stewart
Jose Stewart

Get a non-SMP kernel

Jose Campbell
Jose Campbell

Use nLite to debloat it.

Connor James
Connor James

If it has a 64 bit processor
t. zoomer

Anthony Allen
Anthony Allen

radioactive fortune cookie

Nolan Davis
Nolan Davis

Whats a good pcmcia wifi card for win98?

Caleb Brooks
Caleb Brooks

Hey! I tested D+ (D Plus Browser) on Windows 98 SE and it works!

It's a little flaky, but it appears to be working.

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Colton Lee
Colton Lee

ORiNOCO

Angel Baker
Angel Baker

i wasn't even born then haha

Tyler Fisher
Tyler Fisher

sixty posts in
no install Gentoo
Truly this is the end of Jow Forums
Also install gentoo

Mason Scott
Mason Scott

I had an old compaq laptop with a cyrix cpu and 96mb of ram. It could run damn small linux fully within a ramdisk.

Aaron Evans
Aaron Evans

install gentoo

Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen

Does it handle modern SSL connections?
I dont really care about how it renders shit or does scripts, but a lot of sites just arbitrarily won't load because old ass firefox versions don't support the SSL versions modern sites are running

Jordan Martinez
Jordan Martinez

The fact is even for tinycore or gentoo the kernel just doesn't support most of this old ass hardware, and even if it does projects like xorg have left the hardware behind years ago.

Dominic Young
Dominic Young

Mine still has a working battery. It runs for about an hour or so

Thomas Parker
Thomas Parker

What's going on with the screen in the bottom left corner?

Angel Martin
Angel Martin

based and redpilled

Chase Johnson
Chase Johnson

Beat Myst w o cheating

Angel Reyes
Angel Reyes

Common old toshiba problem, the ribbon cable needs to be adjusted. The problem is that the plastic is so old its crumbling. I already broke the pc card door and the hdd bay cover because they were so fragile. I dont want to break it permanently, 90s laptops are rare as hens teeth so i just live with it

Lincoln Martin
Lincoln Martin

I felt kinda bad since i lifted it from a church but since i found out where the money was gonna go i didnt care anymore

Noah Sanders
Noah Sanders

Nobody plans a trip to Africa relying on the big monies they will make from selling grandpa's jock straps at a garage sale. You're a liar and you're lying for acceptance, jelly nuts.

Cameron Taylor
Cameron Taylor

This makes you sound either pathethic or 14 years old, why tell this story? Where you actually proud you stole garbage?
nigglets
Do you know how hypocritical this sounds from someone who stole from a church garage sale?

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Jackson Ross
Jackson Ross

Where can I get replacements for that

Speaking of, in general, is it possible to get replacement screens? 20 year old LCDs from the 90s are unbearable

Carson Reyes
Carson Reyes

How bad of an idea would it be to connect a win98 laptop to the internet?

Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor

I was 14 when i stole it
NoIf you can even do it its gonna be slow as fuck

Carter Fisher
Carter Fisher

If you're just doing it so you can get drivers easier it's fine but don't expect a tolerable experience for any form of media consumption.

Ayden Perez
Ayden Perez

it's literally "stop liking what I don't like/understand" autist tantrum shit

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Jaxson Russell
Jaxson Russell

Nothing will happen if you're behind your routers firewall
Almost all web browsers on 98 are so outdated by now that they won't even load most pages, the exception is firefox with kernelex

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Henry Murphy
Henry Murphy

Install a display driver so you have more than 16 colors or whatever and you'll be solid.

Josiah Davis
Josiah Davis

Install NetBSD on it. Linux is generally too unoptimized to do anything useful on hardware of that vintage these days.
You can offload the compiling to a desktop on your network you know.

Zachary Garcia
Zachary Garcia

That probably didn't come with 98, use
Windows 95, or dos+win3.11. Search for drivers first or manufacture restore media would be better.

Henry Myers
Henry Myers

Damn dude that's pretty good for such an old battery. Was it recelled at any point?

Carter Hughes
Carter Hughes

No idea. My 1982 trs80 model 100 runs on AA batteries.

Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell

I'd run Win98 and see if you can make it a portable retro gaming machine.

Isaac Nelson
Isaac Nelson

Install Netscape. God I miss those days.

Ryder Jackson
Ryder Jackson

I have the 420CDT. I use it for my 1999 Serial ODB-II reader. Works great for my >2001 cars.

Luke Wright
Luke Wright

i recently paid $30 for a toshiba satellite
mine's a bit newer, though

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster

410CDT here. Love that it has an internal power supply. Maxed out the RAM at 48 MB.

Henry Hill
Henry Hill

Arbeitsplatz
Mein Schwarzafrikaner!

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Adrian Rogers
Adrian Rogers

Oni
Battle for Naboo
fuckin' memories, man

Jayden Torres
Jayden Torres

doesnt work on this old Toshiba machine

the only acceptable OS:es are:
Microsoft DOS 6.2
PCDOS 6.3
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows NT
Windows 2000 (the RAM is quite small for this but it will still work somehow)

Bentley King
Bentley King

anyone else always mistake the episode 1 racer icon for a fish bowl?

Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson

x86 was so garbage that there weren't 64-bit processors of it until the early 2000s. They really lagged behind.

Ryder Hill
Ryder Hill

Itanium was supposed to be the future.

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