| 5:09 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
waoh its so old it has windows 98 on it?!?!?! Time to move on man! :-P
| 5:37 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Think of it as a portable typewriter for use in emergencies only.
Or, more realistically, a museum piece.
While you might be able to wireless-enable it with a PCMCIA card it is not worth the effort - a 233 MHz processor and 800x600 display is not going to be much use on the modern web.
And forget Windows XP or Windows 7 running on 96 Mb of RAM.
| 6:54 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Well, thats pretty much that then, thanks for your help J_RaD & Samizdata.
| 6:45 pm on Oct 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
yea if you are looking for a new cheap thinkpad hit up IBM's referbs
| 1:45 am on Oct 30, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Just looked on the IBM site - Windows 95 drivers are the latest they have. Hard drive and memory would be limiting even if XP drivers could be had.
J_RaD has the right idea.
| 1:23 am on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Windows 98?YES,Ii is so old.
| 3:41 am on Nov 11, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Was a nice machine... in some countries it would be a great machine. Meanwhile, you might get more benefit (tax write off) by donating it to your choice of charities, schools, etc.
There is a secondary consideration of using it as an archival machine, ie. able to run legacy programs in original mode. This works perfect while the machine can be accessed by new(er) technology. I still maintain a 286, 386 and 486 for work that is NOT internet related and I have neither time nor desire to port code for those systems forward (nor do I see that bit of biz lasting much longer, but has lasted longer than I thought it might).
There comes a time when older kit can't be upgraded. That's when you get rid of it. Or use it until it dies.