Part 3: Pentium III laptop for $35? Why, I'll take it.
So I finally got Slackware running on my new laptop, which I have lovingly named Rogue. I got my wireless card working (the Netgear WG511v2 which runs on the Marvell chipset, not the Prism chipset as I thought) using ndiswrapper, a brilliant driver wrapper that allows Linux to use Windows drivers.
Now I’m just hoping nothing else goes horribly wrong. I decided to start using GNOME to keep my sanity for now; perhaps I’ll want to go insane later.