In 2003, I acquired a used pentium 2 dell notebook computer. Big and heavy, but it was a great computer. The only reason why I got rid of it was because of the weight. Per a number of reviews, it was one of Dell's most solid notebooks - maybe most solid in the industry. I would like to buy a couple of older notebooks to have as backups. Does anyone have any suggestions for other brands/models? That Dell will run xp...maybe 7....but I would probably put Linux on it - free and relatively virus free.