Trina L Short (trinalin) wrote,
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Well, my new PC can now dual boot either Ubuntu 9.04 or Windows 7 release candidate. Been working on getting software updated on both of 'em. Winders is my gaming system (with some video editing as well). Linux is for everything else.

So one of my concerns was syncing my phone with my PC. Thanks to synCE and some faffing about (and plenty of googling), I got my phone to sync with Evolution e-mail. I even created a batch file to do the sync whenever I want. ActiveSync can kiss my behind! ;-)

I installed CoH & WoW onto the Winders partition and much of the day was spent with those two programs updating themselves. So during the wait times, I worked on getting my old PC ready for my Aunt Becky. (Would be further along if I hadn't accidentally changed the resolution to something beyond the ability of the 15" LCD monitor I've got attached to it. Whoops! Only took me more faffing about to figure that bit out. Oh, and the idea of moving my 17" monitor over to the PC and then switching resolution? Only just occured to me. STUPID!

Anyhoo, I'm delighted to find out that converting my Thunderbird mail to Evolution is easy peasy. I've got a 500+GB partition just of the data files which WInders & Linux will share (docs, music, that sort of thing). It's permamounted to Linux and both OSes know that Documents means the folder in that partition labeled "Documents," etc. :-)

As promised, here's the specs on the new PC:

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1600 ATSC/ClearQAM/NTSC TV Tuner PCI w/Remote 1199 PCI Interface

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

ETA: Total cost? $736. :-)
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