[Techtalk] A dell latitude, some advice.

Phil Savoie psavoie1783 at rogers.com
Thu Oct 9 22:18:00 EST 2003

On Thursday 09 October 2003 21:27, Stratis Aftousmis wrote:
> My neighboor has givin me a chance to buy a pentium 3 dell latitude. I
> have it here at my house, beside my desktop. He want's to sell it to me
> for $200.00.
> Right off the bat i noticed that the CDROM make's strange noise's, i took
> the disk out, moved the "disk spinner" and it feel's loose. The Hard drive
> also make a noise when it think's. Couple of question's:
> He's got fedora Linux on it, how will slack take to it?
> Am i getting a good deal?
> Any advice from the master's would be appreaciated!
> Thank you!
> Stratis.

Hi Stratis,

I am thinking that I could buy a refurbished deal of the same make downtown in 
Ottawa, Canada for 269 CDN.  So it's roughly the same price.  Get the 
neighbour to knock off $50.00 to replace the the HD and CDRom and I think you 
have a winner.  As for slack, I am a RH user and don't have any idea as to 
how slack and rh would mix.


Phil Savoie

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