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    Forum Veteran Lazarus Short's Avatar
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    I'm the Red Knight, by grant of the Black

    NEW COMPUTER

    Gave up in the dying iMac, and went down to the Surplus Exchange. There they were, half a dozen Transource computers, all tested and with warranty: $45 a pop. It seems they had been made to US govt. specs, and had been loaded with Windows 7, now removed. My visiting friend loaded Ubuntu (free) and tweaked it.

    Intel i3 3.07 gigahertz, 4 gigs of RAM and 250 gigs on the hard drive.

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    The last time I updated Mint I got the surprise of it telling my the boot partition was full...so unless I reload I've got a messed up computer unless I can figure out how to revert. This probably affects my nephew's computer as well as I've told them how to update.
    Nothing is misguided to it's creators, only the recipients who didn't want the expectation ruined for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange View Post
    The last time I updated Mint I got the surprise of it telling my the boot partition was full...so unless I reload I've got a messed up computer unless I can figure out how to revert. This probably affects my nephew's computer as well as I've told them how to update.
    Too bad that you live so far from the Surplus Exchange...but in all the years I've gone there, this is my first computer purchase there.
    What an elder can see sitting down, a youth cannot see standing up. [old Yoruba proverb]
    Look! Isn't that Uncle Patrel in a...in a taxi?! [3Mustaphas3]
    But...you keep looking over your shoulder...to see if I am ​there... [Curved Air]
    Who gives water to a goose as the land brightens for the morning of its slaughter? [Egyptian, Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor]
    ...more dust bunnies than a desert bordello... [Orange]
    Aziz...LIGHT! [Professor Pacoli, Fifth Element]

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    I get most of them for ZERO DOLLARS.
    Nothing is misguided to it's creators, only the recipients who didn't want the expectation ruined for them.

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    Errm... Ey Vatos!!!!
    Congrats on the new machine, Laz. I started again dabbling with Linux workstations myself. Still quirky but for an old "geek" like me that's the fun challenge about it, and yep, it's free too LOL.
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