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March 19th, 2008
March 19th, 2008
March 19th, 2008
March 19th, 2008
March 19th, 2008

[User Picture]09:14 pm - Well, hell... this is annoying.
Finally gave up entirely on keeping the Windows install on my new Thinkpad. It's so bloated with crapware and Lenovo won't supply a Windows XP Install CD (only a stack of *EIGHT* recovery CD's, geezus) that it was running slower than my 2.0Ghz single-core Turion laptop except in heavy 3D gaming where it has a much better video card even once I uninstalled all the junk pre-loaded on the box, and I wasted an entire day trying to 'just' restore the OS without letting the pre-loading crap install. No dice.

Keeping the recovery partition since I won't miss the storage. Current plans are to go non-multilib amd64, with a seperate chrooted 32-bit environment inside for 32-bit apps like Wine and the sort. Making the core systems from 'hardened' though I need to wait for the matching kernel to update to 2.64 still before I can swap that over.

Just need to figure out how to get the T9300 to accept power-management nowq, the existing cpufreq systems don't seem to recognize it which is odd. May just be that it's too new, I'll nose around. Kernel adjustments are trivial compared to rotware that won't release a system from it's clutches.

Yet to come: Getting XP 64-bit installed, AKA Server 2k3 Home Edition when you get right down to brass tacks. Will need that or some Windows platform for official support to VPN in to work if I telecommute during bad weather.2 commentsLeave a comment
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