Just a suggestion--you can get a "kit" for about $300 or so, put it together, run Linux, and have a state of the art computer. That's basically what I do and it's terrific.
Here is a good source for the parts:
If you find any of this technically challenging, I'd be happy to help.
James H. Zimmerman, Jr.
Country Specialist, China
Amnesty International USA
San Diego CA[masked]
--- On Fri, 9/9/11, TS <[address removed]> wrote:
From: TS <[address removed]>
Subject: [atheists-518] Used computer desperately needed
To: [address removed]
Date: Friday, September 9, 2011, 3:26 PM
Hi, It's Tara.
I'm emailing you all because I seriously need to upgrade my computer. I'm in school full time and it's not realistic to get my homework done with this ten year old Dell laptop. It has no battery, the '2' key sticks and the OS is a pirated copy of XP professional that I can't update. As I write this, it is struggling to run Open Office and Firefox at the same time.
Would anyone out there like to help me get into something better? I have money to spend. I Could go down to the Office Max and spend a dear two hundred bucks on a stripped down mini notebook but I'm hoping one of you may have a burly used laptop to sell me instead. (Windows 7 and a graphing calculator a bonus).
Bear in mind, I am a poor as hell college-type person. I won't be able to buy your super duper used macbook for $500, I just don't have it.
Email or call if you have something for me
Best and Kindest
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