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POS Thinkpad Yields Awesome Wind Hackintosh Case!

I used to have a crappy IBM Thinkpad from the early ‘90s. My Dad gave it to me. I was a real junker. I think it was a 133 MHz Pentium or something. It had 16 Megs of RAM, a 4.1G hard drive, and was pretty much good for nothing. It sat in my crawl space for years.

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Also, it was years before my Dad gave to me, so who knew how old this really was? I think it had Windows 95 on it. Back in 2007, I dug it up and put “Damn Small Linux” on it with the hope that I could at least turn it into a digital photo frame. It seemed to run OK, but gave up the ghost during the mod. The hard drive suddenly died. I guess it was sitting in the crawl space for so long that the sudden activity of the hard drive was more that it could take. The hard drive had a wacky proprietary connector on it so I couldn’t just drop in a new one. I figured I’d try and run it off a floppy, or CD, but after tinkering with it for a few hours, it died for good. It just wouldn’t turn on anymore.

With that, I tossed it out. There was nothing salvageable at all. The only thing I kept was the really small laptop case that it came in.

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The ThinkPad was no more than 9 or 10 inches, so the laptop case was no good for a MacBook with a 13 or 15 inch screen. I kept it anyway thinking that it would come in handy someday for something. Maybe a camera. I never thought that it would be used as a laptop case again.

I was cleaning out the crawl space today and I came across it. It’s been in there for 2 years and I totally forgot that I had it. I’ve been toting the WIND around in a regular 15” laptop case. It’s total overkill. The laptop case is heavier than the WIND.

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It’s perfect! The WIND is actually smaller than that old IBM. Which leaves plenty of room for the power cord, a Mighty Mouse, headphones, and an iPhone charger.

It’s true what they say, “What’s old is new again.” Now, what to do about that yucky IBM logo?