I received an old Compaq R3000 and decided to stick Ubuntu on it. Since it’s older, I put Lubuntu on it (Light Ubuntu) to see how it goes. This laptop will be replacing the general use of an Apple PowerBook G4, slighly upgrading it by 5 or 6 years.
So far so good. To get the wireless Broadcom drivers to work on it, it turned out to be as easy as the command
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer and I was online wirelessly!
Sound works, although the hard sound control buttons don’t work right. I will have to look that one up.
Setup was a breeze, this is a winner!