Thursday, April 23, 2009

A New Hope

Well I tried Ubuntu but was a bit baffled by the hoops I needed to go through to get my wireless card to work. Perhaps I'll give it another try one day....

So I went back to plan B which was to reinstall Windows XP from the partition up. It's taken me longer than I thought of course - all day yesterday and still tying up loose ends this morning, but the only insurmountable problem so far has been with Adobe Photoshop Album - I lost the catalog (it was under C:\Program Files which I did not backup - silly boy!) so about 5 years of careful tagging and organizing has been lost. I've still got my photos though - that's the main thing.

The old machine (a Shuttle box with an AMD processor) certainly seems to be running a lot quicker without 5 years of accumulated spyware so I think it was worth the effort......

3 comments:

Iain said...

Nasty old wireless cards are still the achilles heel of Linux. I suppose it had a Broadcom chip?
You should have rung me.

Anyway, enjoy wifi that works and the spyware to go with it. ;)

Peter said...

I think I will be driven back to have another go at Linux some time soon by my desire to try NEST (Neural Simulation Tool) which only runs on Linux.

Iain said...

Good for you. You can always try Linux inside a virtual machine running on Windows.

http://chrysaor.info/?page=ubuntu