[rescue] 9" VAIO with transmeta processor

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Tue Feb 12 15:40:19 CST 2008

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 03:33:26PM -0500, Dan Sikorski wrote:
> I have on my desk a 9" Sony VAIO PCG-141A.  Normally, i would avoid any 
> Sony PC like the plague, but this is a very nice little thing.  The screen 
> is 1024x480, and closed, it is about 9"x6"x1.5".  It has a 600mhz Transmeta 
> Crusoe, 128MB of memory, and I think a 8GB hard drive.  Unfortunately, it 
> has no integrated network cards.
> I'm thinking it would be a fun little machine to use as a 
> terminal/email/web browser if it was running linux or a BSD.  Has anyone 
> used one of these for that?  Any suggestions for a wireless network card 
> that would not be  too ackward?  It has a USB port and a pc card slot 
> available, but i  would want something that doesn't stick out too much and 
> would not be prone to breakage.

Amy has one of these, a Picturebook, and she uses it as her normal laptop
when traveling.

I think hers has 384M.  Wifi PC card and USB ethernet adapters work just
fine, but you're not going to find anything that doesn't protrude.


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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