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Random thoughts

Posted 02-24-2011 at 07:06 PM by Emerald-Rose

Got bored while while trying to get my games working in ubuntu and decided to write a blog. Who knows, some of this may actually be useful to people. I guess my first random thought is the loooooooong chain of events that led me to become a Linux user. Now during the course of this chain i shall number the times i screw up, so let's see how big of a clusterfuck this was. Instead of getting a computer i KNEW could do what i wanted from a site like iBuypower, i bought an Acer to game and practice python on(1). Within a week it blue screened for no apparent reason and my web browser died, but i kept Windows and just installed Navigator(2). About a month after that happened i tried installing teamspeak, but couldn't get it to work and chalked it up to a problem with my net(3). About a week after that my firefox addons stopped working and i chalked it up to a registry file and tried to revo it(4,5). Upon reinstallation it wouldn't connect at all, but netscape would, so i called Microsoft's help line(6). They bounced me to Acer saying that since Acer put windows on my laptop they would have to help me, so i called Acer(7). Acer told me since they didn't make windows i would have to call microsoft, so like an idiot i called microsoft again(8). They said all they could do is patch me through to a charge by the minute help line....so i hung up(1st smart thing i did).I called a friend who was mentoring me in my computer lessons and he said it was probably a problem with Windows, so i took the laptop to him and let him run an Ubuntu live disk. Firefox worked, so we installed it. I played WoW(9) so we tried getting WINE to work, with some very odd results....as in the game would execute, but i couldn't click play/install/whatever. So i went out and bought windows 7(10,lotta screw ups eh?). I failed to comprehend that when it said "can upgrade up to 3 computers" that it meant it was upgrade only(11). We manage to activate it(not gonna say how) and i was fine for a few weeks....until i tried updating it(12) and the authenticator caught on. During the time i was using Windows my friend had been researching why WINE didn't work and discovered we just installed the wrong drivers. When i told him the authenticator had been tripped he told me he had a plan. Now i use verizon net, so my options for computer OS is slim to none, so to remedy this problem we dual booted. Majority of my hard drive went to Arch and about 30% went to Windows. But it turns out XFCE doesn't like me because once i tried updating XFCE....it killed my GUI, so i am currently waiting for a chance to replace my desktop environment to arise. ANYWAY let's total up how many times i went wrong...12 times....not terrible, but not good either given some of those could have been avoided. Anyway i have wasted enough of your time...maybe this will be of some use to someone, but i doubt it. Typing just helps clear my mind so i decided to write it. More random thoughts may be yet to come, ER out
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