OT: Linux (Was: Back on the turf!)
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 29, 2005, 22:48|
> After an unsuccessful adventure called Linux system upgrade,
> I am back on the turf. What the whole matter taught me the
> hard way were these two lessons:
> 1. Never change a running system.
So you did not know this??? :-)))
> 2. Don't think new software will work with old hardware.
> I ruined an entire weekend trying to get a recent Linux
> distribution to work on my 5-year-old machine; after giving
> it two more tries I decided to dig out the old installation
> CDs and re-install the old system which took me less than
> two hours to get it to work.
I am going to wait for a new Linux-on-laptop adventure until I have a
new machine because I fear exactly this will happen to me, too...
My four-year-old machine is slowly decaying: the fan is out of order
since years, but works when merciless injecting oil spray from time to
time... And recently the back-light started to become red. Needless
to say, the second battery is broken.
I hope it will stay alive for a few weeks.