Back in 1998, I bought a Dell Inspiron 7000 PII 266mhz monstrocity of a laptop which weighs in at over 8 lbs. It's really heavy. It's seen its fair share of action since then: it was toted back and forth between MA and CT while I was doing consulting work; it was abused by an x-girlfriend; it was shipped in a flimsy letter-sized envelope thing via USPS; and then it's been through several moves since I move on average once every 8 months. It's been through a lot.
The case is cracked, the things that latch the lid shut are broken, and
the power adapter has been fixed a few times (the last one by Brian who
had the right tools to fix it and thus it's been fine since [Thanks,
Brian!]). Even so, I powered it up last night, did an
apt-get update; apt-get dist-upgrade and it's going fine. Slow,
So this post is in homage to a laptop I bought back in 1998 that's stuck with me through thin and thick and is still usable even after all these years.
Dell Inspiron 7000 PII 266 mhz circa 1998 laptop, I salute you.