Monday, December 20, 2010

More Problem'Os

Had more computer problems and I'm not sure whether its actually my old laprop, a hardware conflict with the external drive, DVD player and the new USB keyboard or what? Anyway it was all screwed up and getting very hard to use. My neighbor came by and I told him I was going to have to try to find a used laptop in Odessa and he said he had one for $50. I jumped on it since its pretty close to the same as the old one, but has a working internal DVD player/burner, more memory and a larger hard drive. Its also a little faster. No telling what a used or referbed computer would cost me in Odessa, but I'd bet at least 3 to 4times as much. I plan to loose the external drive I had Linux on and add a dual boot on this computer with Linux. That will also mean I won't have to wagg the external drive with me when I go some where. This computer also has a fairly new battery so I'll be able to use it for a couple of hours at night without robbing from the battery bank. I'll just charge it during the day when there is sun to make up for it.

13 comments:

  1. Wow you got a great deal! Happy surfing..

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  2. Frann, I've found that it has its limitations, but its keeping me in the game. ;)

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  3. Boy, you were lucky that your neighbor came by at the right time. It saved you a trip and lots of bucks, right?

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  4. DD & MsB, I'm finding more and more limitations all the time. But what the heck. Its keeping me online when the sun is down and there isn't aqny wind.

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  5. Sounds like a good deal and any solution is better than having to spend a small fortune, I reckon!

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  6. tffnguy, do you have email where I can reach you?

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  7. Merry Christmas bro....left a candycane for you when you return. See you new years eve.

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  8. There you have it folks. JW plans on being at the party?

    Hope the coyotes don't get that candycane before I get back. ;)

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  9. Good luck with the new (old) computer. It's sure tough being without one.

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