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Marilee J. Layman

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09:51 pm: I Hate Windows
It insisted on doing an update which took 1.5 hours and then it took me 45 minutes to take the crap software back out. I've got a gig free now. It makes me think I should just go ahead and buy an ASUS Eee in Linux and not wait until I have the money saved, but I'll probably wait.

I mailed some jewelry and an evening bag to a friend in California who's putting up a display and then did grocery shopping. I asked again about the two cases of cat food and the guy who does that wasn't in and the cases weren't in the space for them in the back. The clerk surmised that when the guy was on vacation, the cases arrived and they got put out on the shelves. So she took my name and number and the type again and said she'd work on it and call me.

I'm washing cat blankies tonight (the dryer just beeped) and the cats are agitating for something, but I haven't figured out what yet. Oh, hmmm, Spirit has started eating. Maybe she missed that I put food in their dish.

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From:dd_b
Date:August 19th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
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The current system can't run Linux?
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 19th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
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It could, and better than Windows, but it only has 256M and a 3G drive. Plus, my laptop is amazingly obsolete. If I were a writer, it'd be fine, but it won't do email or LJ and there isn't enough room to update Agent or put LJ in.

So I plan to use the Eee as both a desktop and laptop -- at the desktop, I'll use a USB hub for the keyboard, trackball, monitor, etc. and it will be much better than this computer -- and when I go away, I'll just unplug it and take it.
From:dsgood
Date:August 19th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
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That's why I've set Windows not to do automatic updates.
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From:heleninwales
Date:August 19th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
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I tried that but it kept wingeing at me that my computer might be at risk, which was almost as annoying as having to undo the mess the updates had made.

My solution was to set it to look for updates and tell me about them but not install. Then I take all the ticks out of the checkboxes, tell it I don't want to know about these again and then it will leave me alone for a few weeks until the next updates.
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