With Debian (linux). I got sick and tired of it combining its evil with the evil that is HP and fucking up in ways that caused lag during games and saving pictures, among other things, like the audio driver taking up 100% of the CPU time.
Reinstalling every 6 months kept me sane, but I'm tired of that.
So I shot it in the face.
I'm going to install XP on a 60GB partition for games and such that WINE cannot run.
PS: Don't you dare move this into the abyss that is the tech forum. :)
7th January 2011
How the hell are you running Windows for there to be that many problems? Or perhaps a better way of stating the question is what the hell are you running?
29th November 2003
Welcome to the right side. The Linux-version of Skype sort of sucks and Flash isn't always perfect either, but other than that I doubt you'll regret your decision. :)
I've been using linux for years, just not on this laptop. Windows is only truly useful for games.
Now to rant about why Debian.
Tehe. A few years ago I went through about 20 distros, and liked Arch, Debian, kinda Fedora, Slax, #!, and liked Gentoo for about two days before I wanted to punch it in the face. Arch and this particular laptop don't play very nice, it takes about a week to iron out the kinks, so I figured I'd give Debian ago.
Totes: I'm blaming the laptop equally in this. It seems to run several operating systems poorly.
What does the Fox say?
23rd November 2002
Funny, I just left Linux for Windows back in 2007.
Linux desktops will have to mature back to the level there were at back in 2006, before I decide to return to Linux.
Obankobi;5593903PS: Don't you dare move this into the abyss that is the tech forum. :)
The Tech Forum is an abyss... The good ole days really are gone then... I used to practically live there...
Gettin' hardware chilly
16th June 2004
How people ruin windows 7, I have no idea.
This is my 9th different motherboard, 18th different video card,and 3rd different sound card all on the same windows install.Its been through 775,1156,1155,1366, and 2011 and there haven't been too many problems.
People say I post too much
1st April 2009
You're crazy, Kow. I didn't even want to edit my Windows registry to allow me to keep my games on my games drive from my last install.
To be fair, with my last set of hardware being riddled with issues, I wanted a foolproof, hassle free install, so I didn't have to touch something until I decided I wanted to install something different (soundcard and a new power supply are on my list of things to buy next).
So my hard drive decided to die. Or my BIOS is gay. I don't know which. It hangs at the BIOS, unless I remove the HD. I'm installing #! on a flash drive so I can boot into that, sleep mode it's face, and carefully plug in the HD. SATA is supposed to be hot swappable, it's only dependent on BIOS and drivers, so maybe it will work. Then I can format it and try to boot with it attached. God.
Mister Angry Rules Guy
1st February 2010
[COLOR=orange]That is because you are trying to run Debian! If you are going to use Linux, use Ubuntu! :nodding:[/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange][/COLOR] [COLOR=orange]As for Windows, I like Windows 7. Although, truth be told, I am loyal to XP Professional. :nodding:[/COLOR]
Lol, it's been failing for about a month now. I guess formatting it just took the last of its soul.
There is a possibility it is just being stupid. I'm trying that boot-sleep-plug-wake-format plan now.