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23 September 2009 @ 09:28 pm
New laptop  
It turns out that I can get a discount on an already-cheap laptop through work, and my old PowerBook is finally dying. So I'm now posting on a new Dell, running Ubuntu.

Oddly enough, it even shipped with Ubuntu. I figure I should encourage that kind of thing, especially if I can do it cheaply.
 
 
 
Tim Showalterts4z on September 24th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Which model, and how is it working? I've been considering this for a while, especially since my PoweBook's days are numbered.
Noahangelbob on September 24th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Bear in mind I just got it this evening. It's an Inspiron 1545. It's a cheap laptop, and feels a bit like one. But so far Ubuntu is running like a champ. Honestly, my biggest problem is that the screen feels a bit small, and that's a problem that just costs more than $700 to fix :-)

Well, okay, an external LCD might be able to fix it for less than that. But then I'd need to plug it in and all that. You know what I mean.
griffjongriffjon on September 24th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Do you have Compiz/Fusion effects running on it?
Noahangelbob on September 24th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Nope. I know very little about it. Is there anything in that package I'd really want?