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I've been using Debian on my desktop computer for years, but recently I wanted a laptop to use with my new endoscope/boroscope and to re-program my remote or embedded arduino systems in situ. So, in a similar experience to the author I was pleasantly surprised to find very good/serviceable laptops on Craig's List for real cheap. Sometimes they needed a new battery or they were sold without a hard drive to protect the owner's privacy, but even buying those components they are still good deals. I bought a $40 laptop and spent $13.88 on a battery. Then I installed Debian, and everything is working well. I'm even thinking of getting a second laptop to travel with.