Messing around with Debian on an old IBM ThinkPad T42

bit of a ghetto setup, running off an external drive that is too thick to fit


but yeah, Pentium M 1.8GHz and 2GB RAM (max’d out) sadly means this can’t even be used for basic browsing anymore... on an OS that uses less than 200MB RAM idle.

this one below is the 2005 T42 my sister gave me in 2010 which I used a lot for college


sadly XGA but I ended up replacing it with the SXGA+ screen, see more pixels!


The T42 is my favorite laptop ever. 4:3, amazing build quality, great touchpad + keyboard, easy maintenance and reliable.

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