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#1 2020-10-18 16:31:03

cdrigby
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Greetings from Virginia USA

Hello everyone,

I am a pack rat and have worked in computer support for decades. I have quite a collection of what are now antiques.

I have just installed BunsenLabs on my apparently unkillable Dell Latitude D420. This is a Centrino Duo U2400-based laptop w/ 2GB RAM & 60 GB storage. The only change from stock was to replace the slow 1.8" ZIF IDE HDD w/ an SSD equivalent.

I also had a specific task in mind, which is to use it as an e-Reader, including for Amazon's proprietary Kindle format. Firefox-ESR + the Kindle Cloud Reader - violà ! - it just works.

Installation and configuration were very smooth and well designed. This project is great work and thanks to all the people who worked to make it happen. You folks rock!

Cheers,
David

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#2 2020-10-18 17:07:43

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Re: Greetings from Virginia USA

Thanks David, good to know that BL is useful for specific user-cases smile


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#3 2020-10-19 06:59:54

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Re: Greetings from Virginia USA

Hi David, welcome to BL!

You've given me the idea of trying an SSD upgrade on my Panasonic CF-T5. It's even more low-spec than your Dell so the SSD will have to be very cheap to justify it though...


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#4 2020-10-20 12:06:54

cdrigby
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Re: Greetings from Virginia USA

Hi Johnraff,

I looked for specs on that model and there are several. It looks like it has a 60 GB HDD stock. If it is a ZIF storage device then yes, you are correct to wonder about the price. ZIF storage devices are relatively pricey (see EBay) for their capacity, perhaps due to limited availability and the market for them. Most of the sellers are advertising them as iPod replacement storage.

Cheers,
David

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#5 2020-10-22 02:50:14

johnraff
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Re: Greetings from Virginia USA

^Thank you for checking it out!
I have a semi-OK SATA SSD here but if the laptop needs something different it will need to be very cheap.
No problem, it works as-is as long as I keep it to simple tasks.


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#6 2020-10-25 09:27:06

cdrigby
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Re: Greetings from Virginia USA

Cool & happy hacking!

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