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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cheap Notebook/laptop for internet-browsing?

- Sun, 01 Jul 2018 12:24:58 EST VggolthT No.121886
File: 1530462298248.jpg -(155887B / 152.23KB, 1280x1040) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Cheap Notebook/laptop for internet-browsing?
I am looking for a cheap laptop / notebook only for surfing, reading, watching porn occasionally.

Can you recommend anything?

Any free OS that is easy to learn, even for a windows-fag?
CorneliusBlackson.php - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 12:31:37 EST vpfE8QdL No.121887 Reply
Some used office laptop + ubuntu
CarolineBlackworth.ht - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:19:20 EST EoSFWMdl No.121888 Reply
What this guy said. Or if you insist on new, and don't care about privacy, chromebooks come pretty cheap.

I remember those crank computers. Wonder if they ever did any good or if they just ended up in landfills.
MollyDonkinworth.sys - Sun, 01 Jul 2018 16:29:14 EST XQ5JXUpa No.121889 Reply
I'm partial to the Elitebook 2570p. Shit TN screen, great price.

The hand crank was just a concept. A robust crank that won't fall to pieces is actually pretty expensive. As for what became of the laptops, they sold a few million and as far as I know never produced a tangible result beyond anecdotes.
ShittingNeffingkerk.css - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:47:47 EST Abwt7P4i No.121890 Reply
They actually shipped with a footpedal charger and shit.
CorneliusFanstone.uue - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:47:30 EST J7Xx+pUu No.121892 Reply
not to shit on everyone here, Refurb chromebook.

Get a newer one, update to the beta so you can do the VM linux program shell.

Its basically a super slick and easy to use Gentoo OS with native android App support now.

You want the VM thing for things like fitbits or other small weird things that will either require 1.Wine for windows things or 2. Native linux apps (Like wine).

  1. Easy as shit adblock
  2. Almost virus free PC
  3. Always updates automaticly
  4. if you dont trust google you can always install chromium OS without any google after some tinkering.
  5. Sub $400 for like an i7 PC
  6. possible OLEDs
  7. Netflix and pornhub apps both work and have native video download/saving to USB.

thats all I got
HenryPullerstick.udf - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:36:57 EST YBprVGkT No.121896 Reply
That is actually so much better than the hand crank in all ways. How did the footpedal charger not make more of a splash?
MollyBlytheville.css - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:54:10 EST sfV2B9yb No.121898 Reply
Although i'd say linux mint instead of ubuntu
FuckGrandbury.swf - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:08:45 EST EoSFWMdl No.121900 Reply
Is mint/cinnamon still good? It used to be the hip new thing and now people don't really mention it as much. Does it still have a lot of development energy?
DorisCrushwick.cmd - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:35:57 EST 4hmBRLfp No.121901 Reply
Mint is as good as ever. I don't know that Cinnamon ever had a lot of development energy, but they're still adding features. I would say that Manjaro has displaced Mint as the hip mainstream distro, but Mint is what I would install on a laptop if I were giving it to someone.
PollyBirringpatch.gz - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:40:45 EST 7F/QA+Tm No.121902 Reply
> Any free OS that is easy to learn, even for a windows-fag?

Used Unibody MacBook pro with an SSD upgrade from eBay.
Make sure to have at least 256G and 8GB

Burn me at the stake. But you all know that this would last longer then any equivalently priced netbook/chromebook/2-in-1
EugeneTootshaw.pdf - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:15:00 EST 4hmBRLfp No.121903 Reply
  1. You're not going to get a Macbook Pro with an SSD for 300 unless there's something wrong with it.
  2. The build quality on Macs is atrocious. Good materials and quality control, but a long history of bad design decisions. I wouldn't bet on a used Macbook to be any less flakey than a used Acer.
PollyBirringpatch.gz - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:11:31 EST 7F/QA+Tm No.121904 Reply
You can, it just takes some effort, spend 10 minutes looking for auctions and buy it nows. I got one 2 years ago for that amount 256GB/8GB 13 inch, core duo (don't complain, if all you're doing is the stuff OP listed)
Granted it had one rubber foot missing and no power supply. Not a big deal.

Point 2 is ideological stuff, if you don't like apple ok. I don't either.
There is actually a reason why used macbooks are pretty good: Often they aren't somebodies main machine and hence don't see heavy use.
PollyBirringpatch.gz - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:27:18 EST 7F/QA+Tm No.121905 Reply
IIRC it was 350 and a new cloned power supply was 50, but ok.
GeorgeSandleson.dao - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:19:39 EST 4hmBRLfp No.121906 Reply
There are no 13 inch MBPs or Macbooks with Core Duos. Whatever you bought, you got taken. 350+50 is 33% more than you said and 100% more than I paid for my gently used T430.

>There is actually a reason why used macbooks are pretty good: Often they aren't somebodies main machine and hence don't see heavy use.
Except that it isn't abuse that renders Macs unusable. It's design flaws, as comprehensively covered by noted scholar and gentleman Louis Rossman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUaJ8pDlxi8
HannahShakestone.dxf - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:35:50 EST EoSFWMdl No.121907 Reply
k cool... I just wanted to make sure that Mint wasn't just something we keep recommending out of habit. I was beginning to wonder if no one actually used it, or if they just recommend it.

What advantages does it give over Ubuntu at this point, now that Ubuntu has gone more mainline?
FrederickBlorringtodge.dat - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:03:48 EST K0flctuR No.121908 Reply
The Dell e7440 or 7240 are good. Ultrabook. Good for porn, you can't lose! It's a win-win.

Touch screen. Optional.

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