Could you please recommend a new Linux distro

By Leeky ยท 30 replies
Jul 26, 2010
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  1. steeve

    steeve TS Enthusiast Posts: 146

    sad day

    i had one of those once - power supply went bang (literally) and destroyed the motherboard

    i guess modern power supplies are sophisticated complex devices and it can't always be known why they blow ...
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Its the first I've ever had let go on me, and from what I've been hearing it did about the worst it can do to the rest of the system. I had been planning on upgrading anyway as my Core2Quad is getting a bit long in the tooth, so in some ways its given me a chance to start fresh again.

    I didn't plan on replacing everything though, but you can't win them all! :haha:
  3. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    Any new updates Leeky, just wondering how thing are going in the land of computer frustrations. Hope you getting everything sorted, and I hope you will back back up and running with a new beast sometime soon! :)
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Not really, just patiently waiting to get everything together so I can build a new system, and start using Linux again. :)
  5. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    The key word here is patience! I'm glad you have some, that recent Ubuntu install on my Dell 5100c took most of mine! :dead:

    Well if it means anything to you, I'm pulling for you! I wish you luck with it all.

    The install of mine might have been challenging, the most I ever had, but to be honest I'm starting to have a good time with it. :grinthumb

    Just got done watching my first movie on a totally Ubuntu in home network, streamed from my external drive on the 5100c to my lap top out in the living room. I hate to say it but for some odd reason Ubuntu seems to handle streaming a tad bit better than Windows XP, I don't know, I just might be seeing things! :suspiciou
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Its all good, if I rush I'll regret it. :haha:

    My main focus right now is to get a PC running so I can start using it for my everyday usage. I don't mind gaming from the laptop for now, but doing everything else on it is just too much.

    Its most likely something to do with a lighter load on resources over a Microsoft networks load.

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