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Looking for a laptop for Remote Exams

2022-08-24 by: Lynn Dixon
From: Lynn Dixon 
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Hello CHUGALUG.
I am looking for a pretty simple laptop that I can setup and use for Red
Hat remote exams.  I figured I'd poll the list to see if anyone has
something laying around they'd sell me.  I don't need much, as the remote
exam boots a Fedora Live image from USB, and needs a couple of USB ports
for an external camera (already have a camera).

So probably something with 8gb or so of RAM, Intel processor 64-bit of
course.  Doesn't need much processing power to be honest, and doesn't even
need a GPU. Decent keyboard would be a plus (Lenovo's, Dell, etc),
 Battery life isn't a concern as it'll be plugged in to power.  Heck it can
even have spinny disks for this use case :-)

Heres a link to a PDF that we send out to folks that sign up for a remote
exam, that goes over some of the specs required:
https://www.redhat.com/en/resources/remote-exams-preparation-ebook

For funsies, the Remote Exam Live image is available here:
https://static.redhat.com/downloads/training-certification/rhrexboot.iso

Not looking to spend a ton of cash, but I do have cash on had and can pick
it up this week.  Let me know what you have!

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=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ How about a TRS-80 model 4p? ;) Joking aside... I just noticed your avatar... are you a pilot? Cool

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ HAH! I think a TRS-80 might be just a little to old to run the live image, but who knows? Yeah, I'm a private pilot. Been flying since about 2013. I own a 1973 Cessna Cardinal 177RG that I keep in a hangar out at Collegedale airport. My wife calls her the "metal mistress". I try to take it up a couple times per week if the weather cooperates. On Wed, Aug 24, 2022 at 3:30 PM Ed King wrote:

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Aaron, I may be interested in this. A buddy potentially has an older machine he'll give to me for free, but were unsure of the specs. So if you dont mind, I'll get back to you once I find out how well this freebie laptop works out. If it doesn't work well, I'll buy that one from you. on n an k

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds good, just let me know. It is currently on FB marketplace, but that h= as been for over a week now. -Aaron This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling err= ors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to g= ive me an aneurysm. ll give to me for free, but were unsure of the specs. So if you dont mind, I= 'll get back to you once I find out how well this freebie laptop works out. = If it doesn't work well, I'll buy that one from you. : rrors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission t= o give me an aneurysm. Hat remote exams. I figured I'd poll the list to see if anyone has somethi= ng laying around they'd sell me. I don't need much, as the remote exam boot= s a Fedora Live image from USB, and needs a couple of USB ports for an exter= nal camera (already have a camera). ourse. Doesn't need much processing power to be honest, and doesn't even ne= ed a GPU. Decent keyboard would be a plus (Lenovo's, Dell, etc), Battery l= ife isn't a concern as it'll be plugged in to power. Heck it can even have s= pinny disks for this use case :-) e exam, that goes over some of the specs required: https://www.redhat.com/en= /resources/remote-exams-preparation-ebook ic.redhat.com/downloads/training-certification/rhrexboot.iso ck it up this week. Let me know what you have!