Thank you, Mr Anonymous!
A couple of days ago, we received a generous donation of an Acer laptop from an anonymous caller at the Lab (thank you kindly, sir! We did ask him if he wanted any kind of thanks, but he resisted all our blandishments. Ed.). He only asked that we wipe the data off the hard drive, which we’ll be doing using the open source DBAN data destruction live CD (news passim).
After that we’ll be refurbishing the laptop (the most common problems with laptops are power adapter and battery faults/failures) and installing Ubuntu on it.
Incidentally, if you’re looking for a refurbished machine, please see our PCs for sale page to find out what we offer.