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Another New Toy to Play With

Posted 01-08-2015 at 04:36 AM by brianL

Well, a refurbished one. Although it looks good enough to be new.
A Lenovo Thinkpad T410. With an i5-520 CPU, 8 GB RAM, and a 320 GB HDD, all for 219. Seems like good value for money to me, considering I paid about 199 for a new eee pc 1001ha a few years ago. The T410 has Windows 7 Professional installed, and the C:\ drive (/dev/sda2) is sandwiched between a system partition and a recovery partition. I resized C:\, tried to install Slackware, but had a problem with lilo. So I tried again with grub2, and succeeded. I'll keep 7 'til the next Slackware release, then it and its two friends can go.
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  1. Old Comment
    Good value bit of kit, as regards Win7 Pro, have to admit that it's my desktop OS of choice, use it at work, use it at home.

    Strangely I never got on well with Linux as a desktop replacement even though the day job is server admin and we're 99.99% CentOS.
    Posted 01-08-2015 at 05:15 AM by TenTenths TenTenths is offline
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    R.I.P Windows 7 Professional. Sorry, but you tried my patience with your updates: 134 yesterday, 52 today. I'd set my preference for "Download but don't install without asking", or whatever it is. Downloading didn't take long, but installation of that 134 took over 2 hours. Anyway, I just couldn't whip up any interest in it, so it's gone. No regrets.
    Posted 01-09-2015 at 03:28 PM by brianL brianL is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Dual-booting Slack with Debian "Wheezy" on it now.
    Posted 01-11-2015 at 06:51 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Changed my mind about dual-booting. Going to use VirtualBox on Slack instead for messing about with other distros.
    10/10 for this ThinkPad so far. I like it!
    Posted 01-16-2015 at 03:53 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  5. Old Comment
    As Renny Dez Carts said:
    Quote:
    I ThinkPad, therefore I am
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 05:28 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Thanks, now I'll have the Philosopher's Song stuck in my head all day.
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 09:02 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
  7. Old Comment
    Sorry about that (not really ).
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 10:02 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  8. Old Comment
    Dual-booting with Debian again. "Jessie", with KDE, this time. Seems OK. See how long it lasts.
    Posted 02-13-2015 at 06:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Originally Posted by brianL View Comment
    Dual-booting with Debian again. "Jessie", with KDE, this time. Seems OK. See how long it lasts.
    Four days. I've done this a few times now over the years: dual-booted with Debian, and got fed-up with it after a short time. Why? No idea.
    Posted 02-17-2015 at 04:13 AM by brianL brianL is offline
 

  



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