Sunday, January 18, 2009

Logical Conclusion

I hate Windows, am wary of Macs (not to mention not ready to buy a new computer). There is only one logical thing for me to do:

Yes, I will be installing Linux on my computer. After verifying that everything I want to do, I can do with Linux, I have decided to install Linux on my Crapomatic. "Crapomatic" being my old HP which I'm using while my other computer is being repaired. It has a one pixel wide streak running down the right side of the screen and has no keycaps on the "f" or "j"keys. I have nothing to lose, and potentially quite a bit to gain.

I'm installing Fedora Ubuntu (changed my mind), I have the Debian and Ubuntu distros on CDs as well. I've downloaded all the Linux hardware drivers I could get my hands on, as well as the Linux versions of Firefox, DivX, and other popular apps. I'll let you know how it goes. Next time I post, I may be using the power of the Penguin.



  1. About that one-pixel-wide blackout...try gently pinching your laptop just above where the streak starts in the display. Could be a delamination issue--sometimes the quick fix works well. :)

  2. It's not a delamination, at least I don't think. It's a stuck pixel streak. One Magenta line. It actually goes away when the screensaver comes on.

  3. Ubuntu's a good decision. I used it for quite a while before Vista came out, and was generally pleased (and this was back in '06). Ubuntu gives you the peace of mind to know your system is stable, but the freedom to explore some of the more "hands-on" aspects of Linux without worrying about crashing your entire system. Good luck!


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