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Posted 05-17-2016 at 11:27 PM by zaivala

I'm not sure what OS I wound up with on that gold EeePC. I gave/loaned it to a person who lost everything or had it stolen and needed a computer badly. I told him if he ever gets something better to send it back.

A few weeks later I started missing it, and wound up buying a white EeePC 1015 PEM. I added the extra RAM, and it just wouldn't run Win7. I could not get it to accept anything else either -- so I found a friend willing to work on it for me and mailed it to him. Turns out the hard drive was really bad, right in the middle of the Windows installation. I paid him for a new hard drive, and he returned it to me with ZorinOS 11 Core and LinuxMint 17.3 MATE dual booting. Zorin was crap, really ran as fast as Windoze, so I bought a new external disk drive (turns out the old one was f*d up, is why I couldn't install anything myself) and I tried Antergos on it for a few days. I just wasn't as comfortable in the Arch world as I have been in the Debian world, so I went back to LinuxMint 17.3 MATE 32-bit.

I've been watching a lot of shows on Jupiter Broadcasting lately and am really getting into it. I even installed Twitter on my phone again so I could have more contact with @KernalLinux and @ChrisLAS and others at JB.

I've been off work for a couple weeks, longer than it should have been at the fault of my employer, but when I get back to getting paychecks I'm intending to Patreon a couple of JB shows.

For the first time ever, I feel like I almost know something about Linux, rather than being a perennial n00b. Mind you, I have been at least thinking about Linux since I bought a book in 2001 which had a floppy disk containing Slackware 3.something. It looked like it needed more technical experience than I had just to install it, so it stayed in the book... but I installed Mandrake 9.1 and upgraded later to 9.2... and then when they came out with 10, it wouldn't run on my computer. I don't remember whether I still had my 386 then or had already bought a 486... I did manage to get SuSE to run on it, not sure which version, and it loaded and ran but I couldn't get it to do most of the things I needed out of my computer, so it remained a project until I got tired of it.

I don't remember where I was when I first tried Ubuntu, but I know when I moved to the trailer in Blaine Sept 2011 I was running it then. I also got to love Puppy, both the main version and MacPup. When I moved to Knoxville and lived with a woman and her daughter, I gave the daughter an old laptop I had and put Qimo on it, and she loved it. I also gave her a MacPup disk, I think it was Precise. But I was back to running Windoze 7 full time other than booting Puppy from a disk from time to time, and that continued until the Windows10 debacle.

Been a n00b too long. Bout time I learned a few things.
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