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Dual-booting Again

Posted 06-22-2018 at 06:10 AM by brianL

Thought I'd lost interest in using other distros ages ago, but since this T3600 has such a large HDD (1 TB), I'm having another go - with Ubuntu 16.04. Slackware & Ubuntu: offers a good contrast. No problems yet. Hope I don't get kicked out of the Slackware Fanboys Club for this.
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Back Again

Posted 05-10-2018 at 09:48 AM by brianL

Code:
brian@slackdesk2:~$ ddate
Today is Setting Orange, the 57th day of Discord in the YOLD 3184
Decided to start posting on LQ again. Was going to explain why I stopped posting (if anybody noticed?), but cant be bothered.
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Hardware Addition

Posted 09-27-2017 at 02:01 PM by brianL

Just bought a new toy: refurbished Dell Precision T3600, for 350. Very good condition.
Intel Xeon E5-1650
16 GB RAM
NVidia Quadro 2000 graphics card
1 TB HDD
Very nice!
Only problem so far: can't install Slackware. Hopefully soon resolved. See thread in Slackware Installation forum.
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(Not) Microsoft calling...

Posted 02-24-2015 at 06:37 AM by brianL
Updated 02-24-2015 at 06:39 AM by brianL

It's been a while since I got one of these calls. Somebody with a strong Indian accent, using an English name (Andrew, this time), and claiming to work for Microsoft.
After introductions, this is the conversation:
Andrew: we have reports that your computer has been downloading malicious software.
Me: Oh? That sounds bad.
Andrew: Don't worry, we can fix it.
Me: I hope so.
Then asks if I'm at my computer & is it on. And which browser I use.
Andrew:...
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Thinkpadophilia

Posted 02-04-2015 at 10:03 AM by brianL
Updated 02-04-2015 at 11:01 AM by brianL

Am I crazy? A lot of people say so, and they can't all be wrong.
I was so impressed by my recently acquired Thinkpad (T 410), that I've bought another one. A refurbished X 200: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, 9 cell battery. All for 83. The only thing wrong with it was that it had Vista Business edition installed, but that was easily cured. It's now feeling a lot healthier running Slackware 14.1.
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