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before Windows 7 goes out the window....

My brother recommended newegg.com, and they're selling a bunch of refurbished Windows 7 machines. There's a seriously hard-core 12 GB RAM $1000 gaming machine that sounds like it might overheat? And a less hard-core $700 HP laptop And this Asus laptop looks great for $500 except it's only 14 inches.... And this one looks great except for the 1 star review....

Thorhalla!

Mar. 21st, 2013 07:27 pm
aethel: (harry flying)
I am so proud of myself for upgrading from 1 GB of RAM to 2. My dinky little netbook is now the fastest computer I have ever owned.
aethel: (kurt gaga)
1. Took break from trying to install Ubuntu; think I will burn a new install CD with better version.
2. Also, I forgot Loki had a 64-bit processor.
3. Am deeply suspicious about the health of my netbook, Thorhalla.
4. Will probably try editing this podfic on it anyway.
5. Muskrat Jamboree call for panel suggestions. I want to suggest something for podfic, but then I would have to moderate it? Maybe someone else will suggest something more specific than podfic = awesome.
aethel: (buffy cranky)
I took Loki to a computer repair store, where they told me that it was riddled with viruses and gave estimates for repairs that exceeded the cost of a new computer (the casing is also cracked so I can't close the laptop and upgrade the RAM). So naturally I took Loki home again and attempted to install Ubuntu instead. Woe! For the install appeared to have worked until it restarted and got as far as "Starting system log daemon...." before it sat and thought and thought and thought until it shut down again. What.

I'm googling this as we speak, but if anyone's got any ideas, speak up! Otherwise I'll try to install Ubuntu again since it's a brick either way.

ETA: Ubuntu version is 5.10 because I happened to have the CD lying around.

ETA2: Hitting Ctr-c after "synchronizing clock to ntp.ubuntulinux.org" prevented a long wait for the [fail], but now it's stuck at "Starting kernel log daemon". I really hope this isn't the solution.

ETA3: Second attempt at installing Ubuntu better than the first. Now past the point it got stuck last time. Except now it's stuck at "Preparing to configure libltdl3" 17% WHY.

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