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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2016, 11:51:00 am »
You CAN boot a USB on a chromebook, otherwise how would you reinstall and what would be the point in backing up to thumbdrive ?

You tried and failed previously, but that doesn't mean it's not possible .. otherwise how is everyone else doing it ? ;)
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2016, 01:13:55 pm »
You CAN boot a USB on a chromebook, otherwise how would you reinstall and what would be the point in backing up to thumbdrive ?

You tried and failed previously, but that doesn't mean it's not possible .. otherwise how is everyone else doing it ? ;)

Yes, you can with a recovery drive --I've done that!  But, yes, you're right, I can't get any other flash drive to boot with it.  And, from what I've read and seen, this problem is not unique to me.

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Soooooo tempting ...
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2016, 11:26:59 pm »
Dell XPS L321X Refurb ($100 Instant Savings) - $789.00




Final Price w/Coupon Code (Delivered) - $434.16   ;D


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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2016, 06:16:22 am »
These days I wouldn't buy a PC with less than 8GB RAM, in fact if they're making them for Windows I'd say that's a minimum.

Win10 in 4GB is like when they originally still sold Vista PC's with 512MB, hobbling the PC to save a few pennies, made even more ridiculous by the fact a lot of modern laptops require dismantling to add more RAM because they no longer have removable trap doors ::)

and on a supposedly "high end" XPS......
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2016, 10:13:22 am »
True !  It's just a $400 toy.  Think of it as a high-end EeePC replacement.   ;D





If I was going to buy a Dell XPS, I'd bend over the counter and get the real thing, at 4x the price ...

Dell XPS Developer Edition:  http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd

BTW, did I mention the dev version comes pre-loaded with Ubu 14.04 ? { nudge, nudge, wink, wink }   ;)





Once again, the point is, why pay retail ?!?!?
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2016, 12:05:59 pm »
Why does that <removed> have to refer to Linux users as "Geeks"  >:(



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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2016, 12:26:13 pm »
John C. Dvorak is a "Linux Geek" too, so I guess he sees it as a tongue_in_cheek badge of honor.   :-\

Sorta like African American artists calling each other <removed> & <removed> in rap songs, I suppose.

I don't think it was intended as a slam ...

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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2016, 01:30:24 pm »
Well I don't consider myself a Linux Geek I'm a Linux user who happens to believe in the philosophy of freedom behind it but it seems to me the "Freedom as in speech" thing only applies to those slagging off Linux and its users .

It's not the first time he's done it




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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2016, 03:41:49 pm »
I've watched John C. Dvorak videos before.  I loathe the way he always refers to Linux users as geeks.  He'd get pretty bent out of shape if comments were left referring to Windows dinosaurs or Mac sheeple.  Quite frankly, his veiled compliments are overshadowed by his flippant and somewhat dismissive delivery, when referring anything Linux.  It's reporting like this that provides nothing positive for the Linux cause. 
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2016, 04:33:20 pm »
Maybe he should stick to simplifying keyboard layouts  ???

Well someone was going to say it ;)

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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2016, 05:31:18 pm »
You guys might have a point there ...    :D

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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2016, 06:58:25 pm »
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2016, 07:52:31 pm »
 Lindows 11  :D
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2016, 09:08:21 pm »
WTFindows - 16.Oh Four heavens sake :o
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Re: New Purchases
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2016, 07:08:18 pm »