Here's a guide
to low-end Mac laptops. Low-End Mac
, of course, is also a great resource. That said, I still may be inclined toward the ThinkPad. Maybe a nice 570
, or a 770, or something from the 600 series. Advantages to the IBMs: easier Linux compatibility, better keyboard, pointing-stick input device. To the Apples: Mac OS 9, battery life, user community. Surely there's a lot I'm not seeing.
Also, here's a link to Smoothwall.org
, and one to Seattle Wireless' Linksys WRT54G
page. I daydream of upgrading my router to something quieter, smaller and more energy-efficient. I need to do some more research on that Linksys box. Mainly, I want to find out whether anyone has gotten an ad-blocking proxy running on it. After getting used to Junkbuster running on my Freesco
router, I'd hate to go back. That said, Junkbuster has been supplanted by Privoxy
, which I should really start using.