Sunday, June 17, 2007

I am tinkering with my Compaq this weekend and have basically upgraded to Sarge from Woody.

I had a nice install of woody and the computer was working fine. When I switched apt to the Internet for updates the update process started to install Sarge and I let it do that. Now two problems usually happened with Sarge. One I lost the network card which does not happen now. Two lilo stops which does happen now so I boot from floppy ok. I end up in Gnome which I don't want.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Mav unit will cost about 350$ and I can not afford it now.

The Mav unit costs about 300$ dollars plus 40 shipping in US dollars. I would also want a wrist keyboard for another 150$. So all together this would be 500$. On second thought I don't need these and could do better spending 75$ on a 500 Mhz Xeon workstation to run Linux.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Our neighbour gave us a 17 inch computer monitor which I will now give away.

I thought I would never buy an LCD computer monitor. I turned my nose up at these a few years ago. In fact, people are giving away their old monitors like our neighbour did today. She gave us a Samsung 753DF. I am trying to give this monitor away. I own a wide screen 17 inch LCD monitor that can also play TV. I use it mostly for TV in my office at my desk but am considering buying a used refurbished HP Visualize workstation. I would use the workstation with the Sony LCD monitor.