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Posted 03-26-2009 at 10:25 AM by thebusker

well, I window-jacked my wife's vista box. It is now Minty Fresh.

Grabbed me a USB, these instructions and altered the boot order on her machine. I give it about two weeks before she's a convert.

My main machine is a Frankenstein beasty. The box was some old Pentium III which was gutted and overhauled. Old 1999 monitor, industrial strength sound card, wireless only, 64 bit chipset... it's a study in contrast.

Initial load was with Windows 7. Tried that...
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Posted 03-25-2009 at 11:14 PM by thebusker


Been tackling this Linux beast for some days now, and I have settled on Debian.

I don't have sound and I don't have internet, but I have Linux. It's a start.

This whole thing began as some sort of immersion therapy attempt to learn C. Got myself a K&R, a Debian Distro and have just downloaded Emacs with my *cough* Vista box.

The plan is to work my way through K&R, get my audio and net up with some help from LQ,,...
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