@Joe if it wasnt running Gnome 3 it would get a lot more grunt, over the years I’ve had plenty of time to play around with Linux what fly’s along are the barebone’s desktop’s like OpenBox, Hacked Box etc, see tiny-core-linux & arch-bang or crunchbang for examples.
Remarkably enough Window 3.1 used to be FREE until they discovered they could charge people $195.99 +VAT and then it of course became 32-bit instead of 16-bit and included nsa_key.dll
Sweet laptop BTW… Does it use UEFI? If so you might want to check out coreboot.org and git clone the lastest repo and remove the RSA signed key nastiness out of your CMOS.
UEFI-“Be gone for thou art Banished!” Gotta love INTEL and there Quote for the blob.matrix file…
“We expect the customer to send us the Private key for there signed Binary in .PEM format!”
Not to despair though the latest news out of the motherland is they’ve swapped over to Baikal ARM chips because they support there national operating system, which just happens to be “Linux!” so we can all look forwards to buying a laptop in the near future with the wording; “Made in the USSR!”
Great news for UK buisness because RISC in Cambridge manufacture the Chips, our new Comrades are willing to award 150 Million annually for the contract! Hurrah!
If your into duel boot setup’s check out FreeDOS and if you dig around you can still find Windows 3.1 which fit’s it like a glove… With some minor desktop adjustments you could even run Calmira!
Nostalgia for nerd’s it’s like Windows 95 only vastly improved… Fly’s along on a Pentium 166 with 64 MB RAM.
No wonder Sony & Microsoft get so uptight, we’re not giving them the Raw data and we’re ruining the customer experiance for them… Ever heard of Chao’s theory, chao’s theory says that all those Analytics are actually Harmful… As I get older and turn more grey I find myself nodding at that sagely bit of advice! Advertisers & Marketers are as Bad as the Media they’re all Scum! It always seem’s to escape these people’s grasp that the word’s Developer & Hacker go hand in hand!
This device will predict the Future, fantastic marketing opertunities, we’ll all be rich beyond our wildest dreams… erm No, it’ll all go side-ways, you’ll all be found out to be nothing but craven and your market dominance will end and you’ll be forced to pay back all that money… Hence “Chaos theory!”
Goodbye Dell, Goodbye Intel, Goodbye Microsoft, it’s been a pleasure doing buisness with you all these years but developer’s have got to go where the money’s at and with people that respect there software freedoms and rights to privacy… “Privet Comrade, Smert Shpionam???” translation: “Hello buddy, death to spies???”