together brought it back to life, and it's been performing creditably ever since.
However, I decided that, like in other areas of my life, I must make a new beginning, and for the past few days, chaibacca has struggled to load a version of Ubuntu on it, too, to improve my usage.'
Here's chaibacca, opening up the exciting package (I waited for him to come home!)
and setting it up...
Here's prashanthchengi on Gtalk, also looking at what is going on...
So...here are the old one and the new one, sitting companionably together on the island in the St.Louis kitchen:
The new model (it's also a Toshiba...this is going to be my third Toshiba, and each time it's smaller and lighter....) is the Toshiba Portege R 835 P83...probably a dinosaur for all the techies and geeks, but very exciting for me!
Also, the old machine had used up all the RAM, and was using the disk memory, and hence had started working at, in DS' memorable phrase, "Paint-dry speed". It is a relief to see the prompt response of this new baby!
OK, since I feel very happy to have the laptop, here's a lovely pic of roses for all of you....
This pic is dedicated to all the Jhatgussas I know.