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3 Notebooks and a funeral

Posted 12-15-2008 at 02:44 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

I spent this weekend working on three notebooks. One was a Windows XP notebook I had been given because it was impossible to work with anymore, due to malware infestation. Two others (used notebooks) I had mail-ordered for a friend and a colleague of mine, respectively, to set up with Linux.

I got the Windows one on Thursday. It would take almost seven minutes to boot until it would respond to any input, but then it would quickly freeze thanks to an infection with a piece of scareware...
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Problems installing Linux 11

Posted 12-15-2008 at 12:50 AM by charo

Since some time I am a bit reluctant to install Linux Open Suse. Last time I tried it with v11 trusting in the possibility to go back to Windows XP at least if it will not work. Result: the installation failed at a rather late point. I wanted to reboot. Also Windows was not possible anymore. Tried to uninstall, repair nothing worked. I had to format my C-Drive and reinstall everything new including the complicated activation of Windows XP.
I cannot afford to paralyze my PC if I want to try...
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Start of N810/Linux Blog

Posted 12-14-2008 at 11:04 PM by bizshop

Didn't even know I had such a thing. I'll try to post on here from time to time, particularly about my experience with the Nokia N810
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Me n Linux

Posted 12-14-2008 at 10:45 PM by leobing

My first Linux came on 21 1.2 meg floppies.
Of course it was command line only and I liked it but only as an interesting OS.
At the time I was running IBM PC dos and OS2 2.0 .
My computer was a 286 16 mhz with 2.4 megs ram.
I added a co-processor and was quite happy with it but I was doing some circuit board designing so I had to remove the Linux and put dos and OS2 back.
My next Linux was redHat 4.
I installed it into my 486dx20 with 8 megs ram and a...
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Awaiting Dell Inspiron 910

Posted 12-14-2008 at 08:33 PM by PresGas (President Gas is President Gas again.)

Oh, yeah. I got an email on the 12th that it has shipped. I am pretty pumped about it, but I had to order it with XP on it.

I work for an .edu and had to go through purchasing channels. Now all I need to do is find the proper dell repos and get set up for Ubu.

Unless any of you know if there are repositories for 8.10, it is time to dive into some hot Google action.
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