The notebook that Mike from S/V Tristan gave to me in Gizo was on its last legs.
Lately the display started to flash and weaken after a minute of use, and yesterday the display decided it had enough. I had already been looking at notebooks here in the SM mall. Today I went and bought an Asus-Eeepc 900. It is one of those tiny computers with solid state memory in stead of a hard disk. The keyboard is so small, it takes time to get used to, but I have an external keyboard on the boat. Still need to put together a cable to hook it up to the boat’s batteries, but the computer runs on 12V so no converter needed.
Next few days I will be busy installing everything.