Ok, my steampunk Toshiba Satellite Pro 2450 is finally a) dying and b) seriously working on my nerves with its 486-y slowness. In that order.
So, I'm asking for suggestions on a previously-owned replacement laptop. I can't afford the latest and greatest, and frankly don't think I need such; mostly the thing's going to be used for browsing, email and updating this thing.
It's got to be able to run Linux, (probably Debian) and I'm really digging Firebird these days. Assuming it's got the same requirements as Mozilla (which it shouldn't, but. . .), this means at least a Pentium 266 and 64 MB. Looks like the minimum requirements for OpenOffice.org are similar, so that's the baseline.
Checking out Price Watch, there's a number of options in my price range (below $400, which I'm sure will hit $500 when I have to replace the battery in the thing). But if anyone has an older machine they're happy with and recommend, let me know.
Or I could just email Team Murder and ask what he's running. . .
Update: Yes, I'll be paying my license fee to SCO for running Linux. What do you think I am, a criminal?
Also, I prefer GNOME to KDE, but don't really need either; the steampunk laptop is running some bare-bones WM I've forgotten the name of now. But a machine that's capable of running a decent desktop would be preferable.
And with what I'm going to be using the machine for, is the difference between a Celeron and a Pentium really going to matter?