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Linux on HP Pavilion 590-p0044

First, perform due diligence. You need a Linux distro with a recent kernel to handle the Vega 11 graphics. I tested Ubuntu 19.04, Xubuntu 19.04 and OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. These three all handled it just fine, but Xubuntu was the … Continue reading

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Sharpening the Sword

Can you imagine someone like me wishing we could do without the Internet? There are two issues here. One is that a computer is by far the best way to write, and to store what you write. Two is that … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Adventure: Upgrade from Win7

Today I performed my first hands-on upgrade of a client’s Win7 machine to Win10. Most of the time it should just adopt the Win7 license, but this one was hacked, so it required a new key. It was about $2 … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends 06

I had it all planned out this morning. I filled the water bottles and even checked the tire pressure. Got out the door and it felt like I could ride okay until it got warmer, as the weather services predicted. … Continue reading

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Admin: Ready to Trade (Updated)

This offer is withdrawn. I managed to get Win10 on it and the system now serves me well. The original post is below the line… ———— This is your chance to trade up. I’m quite sure someone out there could … Continue reading

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Installing OpenSUSE Leap 15.0 — Gotchas

If you are looking for an installation walkthrough, it’s easy to find the official documentation. There’s not much reason to change the defaults unless you already know more than I can tell you about it. The goal here is to … Continue reading

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Catching Loose Ends

I’m not going to say they are all related, but a bunch of changes have presented themselves to me lately, things that demanded decisions. Somehow I sense the biggest is yet to come, so I’m trying to take care of … Continue reading

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