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Laptop offer

Postby dilwyn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:08 am

Just browsing the eBuyer website, they have a HP 255 G6 Laptop 3KX70ES laptop on offer today for just £190. It comes without Windoze, just FreeDOS.

Just wondering if this might be a useful cheap buy for someone who'd just like to slap a basic DOS-based QL emulator such as QPC1 on it to use as a portable QL? (Don't know how compatible FreeDOS would be with QL emulators of course).
https://www.ebuyer.com/819841-hp-255-g6-laptop-3kx70es-3kx70es-abu

Spec reasonable at this price:

AMD A6-9220 APU 2.5GHz
4GB RAM + 1TB HDD
15.6" LED + DVDRW
WIFI + Bluetooth


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Re: Laptop offer

Postby Derek_Stewart » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:03 am

Hi Dilwyn,

Look a nice laptop for the price.

I have copies of Windows 7 that can be used on the Laptop or I would install Linux Mint, which will run all QL emulators with WINE.

QPC1 can be run with DOSBOX on either Windows or Linux.

Linux is a more secure operating system with no licencing problems.


Regards,

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Re: Laptop offer

Postby XorA » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:36 am

Derek_Stewart wrote:
Linux is a more secure operating system with no licencing problems.


Well FreeDOS is pretty damn secure with no licensing issues either :-D



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