Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You know what I want to do?

I have an old IBM thinkpad. It's a 486. I love the keyboard and trackpoint. It actually still runs and I've got linux on it, but it doesn't have USB, it doesn't have a working battery.. and it's pretty much useless. I've also got a Coby Kyros tablet with HDMI out and a busted screen. If I could get debian running on the kyros, and get the keyboard/mouse/other ports working and just take apart everything inside the thinkpad, I'd have a nice solid little arm based laptop. dare I? Would it be wrong? Should I wait for someone to produce an arm based motherboard for just such a purpose? IE: Rejuvinating old laptops?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do it and post your results!