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    Ok, I want to have something like a laptop that I can take to my room and sit and write, and then stick what I wrote into my main comp.

    I don't need anything other than a basic laptop-type word processor. No other programs needed. And also, I would need it cheap

    I am thinking I might need to buy an old laptop... but if any of you guys could make a suggestion for me, i would appreciate it.
    Garlisk's Fantasy Art Gallery
    www.usyetzer.com

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    (buy an ancient (ANCIENT) laptop that can run NOTEPAD, then do the formatting later if need be. .txt rules.)

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    • #3
      Yeah, I know all about pencils and paper 8) I'd just have to retype everything to get it on the comp then. That was my only prob with that.

      Yeah, I figured an ancient laptop was what I would need... Palm comps are too small...
      Garlisk's Fantasy Art Gallery
      www.usyetzer.com

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      • #4
        I have an old IBM ThinkPad you can have? 33 screaming MHz of power, and a whopping *8*, yes that's right *8* MB of memory! What more could you ask for?

        Maybe a bigger screen. You think 7 inches is big enough?

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        • #5
          7 inches should be big enough...

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          • #6
            I have Win98SE. 99% of my word processing needs I do with WordPad (not Word). That's in case you used Windows.

            You could look into BeOS 5 (my favorite OS!) and AbiWord. BeOS 5 was pretty fast on my old vanilla Pentium 200MHz machine, faster than Windows 98FE on the same. (I don't mean to be a fanatic as each has strengths and weaknesses.)

            You could also look into FreeDOS. (http://www.freedos.org/)

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            • #7
              Thanks a ton for the offer LR, that EXACTLY what I need. But, im afraid I can't/won't give my address to anyone over the net. Im sure you know where I live anyway (damn that eye!), but I don't think that would go over to big. Again, thanks a lot...


              Ill look around one of the junky comp retailers around town here for somethin like that.
              Garlisk's Fantasy Art Gallery
              www.usyetzer.com

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              • #8
                Hmm, we're looking at a 660 mhz comp (tower) with some other basic stuff that would do the job of this 233 mhz tower better than its doing, for $220. If we were to get that, I could take this one and use it in my room. AND, I could play thievery on the "other" comp then, too!
                Garlisk's Fantasy Art Gallery
                www.usyetzer.com

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                • #9
                  Best thing I ever did was get a job, buy my own computer, pay for my own internet.

                  Sits in my room... all mine... miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine... my preeeeecious....

                  (I'm 17, living at home, going to school. I refer to part-time after school work)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LaughingRat
                    I have an old IBM ThinkPad you can have? 33 screaming MHz of power, and a whopping *8*, yes that's right *8* MB of memory! What more could you ask for?

                    Maybe a bigger screen. You think 7 inches is big enough?

                    hey, as long as you're giving away laptops - i'll take that action 8)
                    I'm not so bad... Once you get to know me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Thwark
                      hey, as long as you're giving away laptops - i'll take that action 8)
                      Heh. It's really not so much a laptop as an electric abacus....

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                      • #12
                        An inexpensive word processor that is not obsolete:
                        - a used Palm OS device plus the customize-your-keystroke software Tealscript

                        I have a Handspring for other reasons, and find Tealscript well worth its cost. When taking notes at a lecture or sermon I now get about 120 characters per minute recognition and very few errors.

                        When I am done writing, I simply hotsync and my PC has my notes.

                        (I also use the Palm OS word processor WordSmith to allow my to modify .doc files, but that is a separate issue.)

                        Tealscript: http://www.tealpoint.com/softscrp.htm
                        WordSmith: http://www.bluenomad.com/ws/prod_wordsmith_details.html

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