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Offline VinDSL

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #360 on: July 02, 2019, 07:36:34 pm »
Thanks!  It's not too shabby of a machine.  Didn't seem worthy of disposing of it.  Battery was a little tired out so a new one is on the way.  Now I'm already thinking about a 2GB RAM upgrade and a 250GB SSD.

Heh! I have an almost identical situation with my beloved Asus Eee PC !000HD - unworthy of disposal - tired battery - I upgraded the RAM to 2GB, some years ago - and recently upgraded the drive to a 'Munchkin' Reactor 250GB SSD. I dual boot Peppermint 10 & winders XP Home. LoL

Seems a little odd, I know, but I've always liked for the netbook form-factor. Wish somebody made one with an Intel i7 CPU, but that's a pipe dream.

Have fun!  :)

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #361 on: October 17, 2019, 12:23:32 pm »
I'm Aaron from northeastern Indiana (U.S.). 

I was first introduced to Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex when I was partway through college (in '08) and my Compaq desktop running WinXP was running like molasses.  I made the guy from the apartment (flat for you Brits) above mine set the machine up dual-boot so I could keep using Windows if I needed it.  Soon, in the process of upgrading, I accidentally overwrote the Windows partition, and it took me a couple months to notice.

I used to spend quite a bit more time tinkering than I do now.  I made the jump to Peppermint because I had recently started using web aps more, and I was impressed with how lightweight the Peppermint distro is.  My Ubuntu 14.04 system (which I needed to upgrade) had gotten a little too slow for my liking.

So far, I'm liking the community here, even if it is a lot smaller than the Ubuntu community.

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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #362 on: October 17, 2019, 02:22:27 pm »
 
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Soon, in the process of upgrading, I accidentally overwrote the Windows partition, and it took me a couple months to notice.

Welcome, newb85.  That's a terrific story!  :)

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My Ubuntu 14.04 system (which I needed to upgrade) had gotten a little too slow for my liking.

Yeah, I know what you mean.  Ubuntu can be a bit clunky.
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Re: The 'obligatory' forum members Introduction topic
« Reply #363 on: October 17, 2019, 06:09:27 pm »
So far, I'm liking the community here, even if it is a lot smaller than the Ubuntu community.

Thanks Aaron, sometimes 'smaller' can equate to 'friendlier and more personal' :)
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