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XP Xterminated?

Posted 03-12-2009 at 07:54 AM by brianL

Ever since I got this laptop (about 6 months ago), I've been dithering about what to do with the XP Pro that came pre-installed. Keep it, just for the sake of variety? Get rid of it, because I hardly spend any time on it? When I deleted XP Pro from my desktop I never missed it - not for even a nanosecond. That space it's taking up, 30 GB on a 160 GB HDD, should be put to better use. Something else I can't make up my mind about: whether to just scrub XP by installing another distro in that partition, or to wipe off everything and start afresh. Ah, decisions...decisions...decisions...
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    Well a full Slackware install will take up ~4GB? Unless you already have a notebook that is running only on Slackware, or any other distro you could try your hand and see how Linux works out for you on a notebook. Try getting hibernate to work, power management, etc. Plenty of ways to keep yourself on your toes, and equally challenged. Good hunting!
    Posted 03-12-2009 at 04:40 PM by Jeebizz Jeebizz is offline
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    Hi Jeebiz
    It's the laptop mentioned in my profile, with XP Pro, Slackware, and Debian installed. I'm trying to make my mind up about whether to keep XP or dump it.
    Posted 03-13-2009 at 05:46 AM by brianL brianL is offline


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