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#1 2020-07-05 03:13:57

realtbro92
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I need a computer cheap

Under a 100 dollers that has good CPU and Ram I love working on virtualization I don't really game at all. See I just need a computer to watch Videos an Office Work. An Geeking Some what on Installing VM's I really love bunsenlabs an this will be my dayly drive sorry for the spelling. I just someone out there would no of on laptop or desktop I could get for this productivity that am looking for... Thanks an Well Done Well Done Team

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#2 2020-07-05 09:31:01

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Re: I need a computer cheap

Yeah, sure.
Just get onto your favourite online selling platform and enter these restrictions.
I recommend all-Intel. And something that originally came with Windows, not ChromeOS.


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#3 2020-07-05 10:31:59

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Re: I need a computer cheap

On that budget you'll probably fare best if you check out the local ebay, craigslist, and computer shops for recently decommissioned corporate business PCs from Dell, HP, Lenovo. Not too old, but you should be able to pick up a model from 2015 or later cheaply.

https://www.logicalincrements.com/ is not too far off what you'd get new for $250 but <$100 is impossible to do right without buying used. I don't consider Raspberry PIs and similar general-purpose PCs because of ARM and lack of x86 virtualization before Armv8-A Virtualization. You'd need a arm64v8 CPU and software support for that, and that could be tricky to configure.


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#4 2020-07-05 13:04:41

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Re: I need a computer cheap

I recently bought an old Dell E6530 with 8GB ram for $95 off of Craigslist.  The CPU is capable enough and another $70 brought the ram up to 16GB.

I had a Python script searching for me with a cron job and when the right deal came up, I contacted the seller.

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#5 2020-07-05 17:05:04

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Re: I need a computer cheap

Obviously this thread is going to draw more low-quality commentary, but this:

kozimodo wrote:

I had a Python script searching for me with a cron job and when the right deal came up, I contacted the seller.

I'm impressed.
Works only on craigslist I guess?
If not, care to share?

PS: fwiw, I completely endorse the notion of buying quality 2nd-hand laptops for very little money. It's just pointless to put it up on a global Linux forum, too many local, real world and non-Linux variables involved.

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#6 2020-07-05 17:54:27

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Re: I need a computer cheap

It is only for Craigslist but I’d be happy to share if anyone is interested (I’d want to clean it up a bit first).  Very simple and brute force but the Craigslist interface is also very simple.  I am running it on a mail server so sending myself emails is very simple but I’m sure it isn’t hard to have it sign into an isp’s smtp server to send mail.

I’ve used it to search for bikes, laptops, a monitor and still looking for a high quality blender.

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#7 2020-07-05 20:53:51

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Re: I need a computer cheap

i got a used laptop that does everything i need with bunsenlabs off craiglist for about a hundred bucks, replaced the old hard drive for thirty and now she's a beaut!

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#8 2020-07-05 21:10:05

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Re: I need a computer cheap

That's a good idea did you send the hard drive to a destroyed company rycyler thing I heard they exciting I seen something on a tech show about it

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#9 2020-07-06 09:33:45

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Re: I need a computer cheap

^ ???

anyhow...

SCOTS wrote:

It is only for Craigslist but I’d be happy to share if anyone is interested (I’d want to clean it up a bit first).  Very simple and brute force but the Craigslist interface is also very simple.

I thought that as well, it probably won't work on anything complex like ebay or amazon (*).
But it might work on my local online ad rag (*).
It's up to you if you want to share it or not, I'm not asking you to put a lot of energy into it.

(*) with reasonable adjustment, of course

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#10 2020-07-06 10:53:39

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Re: I need a computer cheap

Ohnonot: I been looking at this one of cource I will be replacing the Current OS with BunsinLabs (Blah Windows)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/303613892528

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#11 2020-07-06 11:53:21

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Re: I need a computer cheap

^ see:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/Laptops-Netboo … ers&_sac=1
I've done well buying from this recycler.

8bit


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#12 2020-07-06 12:01:12

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Re: I need a computer cheap

The only thing I don't like biding items an am on social security income low budget its nice if it was not bidding sometimes they go crazy

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#13 2020-07-06 12:12:49

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Re: I need a computer cheap


Patient: Doc, it hurts when I bid too high.
Doc: Don't bid too high.

8bit

Also impressed by the total lack of punctuation.

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#14 2020-07-06 12:46:12

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Re: I need a computer cheap

eight.bit.al wrote:

...

Also impressed by the total lack of punctuation.

And grammar.


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#15 2020-07-06 19:15:30

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Re: I need a computer cheap

Already sold. But that looks fine, yes. As long as it has only the Intel GPU and no fancy dual graphics setup.


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#16 2020-07-08 01:15:39

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Re: I need a computer cheap

damo wrote:
eight.bit.al wrote:

...

Also impressed by the total lack of punctuation.

And grammar.

Easy, gents. We're an International forum and many of our users struggle with English, which is a difficult language for non-native speakers to grasp all the nuances of when speaking, let alone putting it into text. I mean, that last sentence was awkward as hell.

That said, and since we are an International forum, I implore those who know English to use proper English as best as they can. We are not Twitter. this is not how you communicate in written english you selfcentered lazy potato nOr Is thIs lol lol lol tongue kiss lol poopemoji !

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#17 2020-07-08 02:52:56

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Re: I need a computer cheap

hhh wrote:

Easy, gents. We're an International forum and many of our users struggle with English,...

Not a factor in this case.
OP can write long, technical postswhich are 99 ⁴⁴⁄₁₀₀% punctuationally correct; complete with good use of whitespace.
And shops in American eBay, which counts for something.

I mean, that last sentence was awkward as hell.

Looks like you had the same reaction I did. :-) I wasn't correct, though. I said, "Also impressed by the total lack of punctuation." Op did capitalize the first letter of the run-on sentence. All in all, I think my comment was on the genial side of possibilities.

That said, and since we are an International forum, I implore those who know English to use proper English as best as they can. We are not Twitter. this is not how you communicate in written english you selfcentered lazy potato nOr Is thIs lol lol lol tongue kiss lol poopemoji !

Don't know what to make of this. Just chalk it up to "hasselhoff barfing" - glittersloth. And you didn't capitalize 'english'. smile
Few of us are perfect grammarians or orthographists, but as least most of us older than 30 try.

8bit

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#18 2020-07-08 02:57:06

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Re: I need a computer cheap

I meant my last sentence was awkward. And the last bit was an example of Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/YouTube/Reddit-speak. I'll admit when I barf, this wasn't one of those times.

This exchange is a perfect example of how miscommunication occurs online, and in real life.

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#19 2020-07-08 03:02:06

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Re: I need a computer cheap

eight.bit.al wrote:

... but as least most of us older than 30 try.

Conjecture unless you have sources.

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#20 2020-07-08 03:03:26

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Re: I need a computer cheap

You know what? I'm binning this. Moved to Topics Going Nowhere. BL Mods, feel free to restore the thread if you think it has any value at this point.

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#21 2020-07-08 08:22:54

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Re: I need a computer cheap

You could've just binned your own contributions to this thread.


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#22 2020-07-08 20:23:53

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Re: I need a computer cheap

Fine, restoring and ignoring instead of binning.

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#23 2020-07-16 20:42:55

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Re: I need a computer cheap

ohnonot wrote:

If not, care to share?

I posted instructions here.

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#24 2020-07-16 21:28:42

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Re: I need a computer cheap

BTW, I just purchased a twelve year old Dell from Walmart for $180 USD delivered, it arrives the last week of this month...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/REFURBISHED- … thena=true

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/067f7d … nBg=ffffff

This thing retailed for $1200-$1400 in 2008. It would have been running what back then, Vista? 7?

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#25 2020-07-21 00:38:23

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Re: I need a computer cheap

Joy, it came a week earlier than predicted! Joy, it looks brand new, it has a sleek brushed metal top! Joy, it has the sublime backlit keyboard and higher screen res than the cheaper version, I wasn't sure what I was ordering! And it's the most vivid matte screen I've seen, stunning!

Boo hiss, Windows, you bloated bastard.. I can't wait to wipe it, 4 hours after the initial setup finally finishes, maybe 8, there's no feedback. What a piece of crap. I'm looking at a static setup screen that has been there for a full hour with no feedback as to whether I even clicked the right button or not. "How would you like to set up?" Up your butt, dingus OS.

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