The women in my life gifted me with a sweet HP Envy 15-as133cl 15t laptop. I guess they saw the keys pop off of my old HP laptop a few too many times. The new laptop has an HD screen (1920 x 1080), a lot of memory (16GB), an Intel i7 CPU (not sure of the exact … Continue reading New laptop, new OS
Just an update on Fedora 18 with Xfce on the HP Pavilion g6-2210us — all systems are very, very ‘go’ that I’m still running Fedora, now version 25, and I just replaced the keyboard on the laptop after individual key replacement didn’t go so well. When I replaced the “n” key, it took me a while … Continue reading Still running Fedora on the HP Pavilion g6-2210us
With the untimely (or just timely, depending on your point of view) demise of the Lenovo G555, I found myself in need of a new laptop. I had some critical things to do that required me to borrow Ilene’s sweet MSI netbook, which is bigger than the classic netbook but smaller than your typical small, … Continue reading Welcome, new hardware: HP Pavilion g6-2210us
It happened unexpectedly. One minute I was using my nearly 3-year-old Lenovo G555 laptop. I closed the lid, opened it a half-hour later, and s/he was dead. Wouldn’t even POST. Just a CPU fan and a power light. That means the power supply wasn’t dead. But something on the motherboard sure was. You can’t really … Continue reading Lenovo G555 laptop, age 2 years and 11 months, served well, died suddenly
Could a $99 Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet be on the way? Continue reading Click: Could a $99 Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet be on the way?
My latest project has been to load and run Debian GNU/Linux on a Power Macintosh G4/466. The box came to me with no disk drives and 128 MB of RAM. I upped the RAM to 384 MB, and I installed two hard drives. Besides the stable Etch distribution of Debian, I experimented with the FedoraLinux … Continue reading Power Mac G4/466 runs Debian Etch
I’ve been toying with removing Debian Etch from the $15 Laptop — the 1999 Compaq Armada 7770dmt with a 233 MHz Pentium II MMX processor and 64 MB of RAM. When most computer users — even those partial to Linux — talk about “old” hardware, they mean either things in the 1 GHz range, even … Continue reading A Debian victory for the $15 Laptop