Random thoughts about using computers to do things. Presently using a M14X Alienware laptop (Windows 7) , Remembrance a home built desktop (Windows XP 64 Bit, Debian 6 Linux, Indimixx/Transmission 4.0 Linux and Ubuntu Studio Linux), a Dell Vostro 3350 (Windows 8, Ubuntu Studio Linux), a Dell Vostro V11n ( Edubuntu Linux), an Apple iPhone 4, an Apple iPad 1, an iPod Nano 16GB, an iPod Classic 160GB plus CD's, DVD's, USB keys, and zip disks everywhere. Enjoy learning computing with me.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Recovery of the laptop!
It is only the screen that was broken on the laptop. But this is a key part. On Monday I will call IBM and see if they can fix it. I was able to connect the laptop to an external monitor and access everything and keep it working. I took the entire My Documents folder off using a USB hard drive of 20GB size. I am able to access all the word processing documents on the Macintosh computer. These are most of my key school documents. The only other documents that might be windows only are SAS program files. I may not need these too dearly this year as I may not study much in the way of statistics this year. I also took the email off the laptop be exporting it to Netscape and then copying this folder full of email to the Mac mail program. In the end I had just bought a new 60GB hard drive for the IBM laptop and installed it and tried to put on the operating systems WinXP and Debian. Both failed at this point. With the Debian though it is just a matter of getting X windows working.