Deja Vu All Over Again

As Yogi Berra used to say, “It seems like deja vu all over again”. This is being written on the Linux PC. I have lost count as to how many times I have started this Linux project. I now have Linux up and running again, but this time on my old PC. I am running on an older AMD Athlon processor, but it appears to have all the horsepower I need for this experiment.

When I was putting Linux up on this PC the last time, my hard drive bit the dust. Yesterday, I picked up a new 80 Gig hard drive from Alex at INFOX. I had looked for some in Panama City, but Alex’s price was better and I thought I would help the local economy.

The SuSE 10.0 install went without a hitch even including the sound module that had been the big hangup with the new motherboard I had purchased. So now I have Windows XP running on the new PC I built and SuSE Linux 10.0 running on the older PC.

Now I can start the learning process all over again. Yep, Deja vu all over again.

8 thoughts on “Deja Vu All Over Again

  1. Don, I talked to an old EDSer (salesman) Dwight Ford the other day who claims to have purchased Panamanian property that he will retirne to next year. I don’t know a lot of the details but he claims he pruchased two condos overlooking the water that he will finish together for aproximately 5,000 sq. feet of space for $100 per sq. ft. He had some property in Potomac Maryland for a long time and I know he sold it recently for 10+ times what he paid for it. I don’t know if you know him or not. I will attempt to keep in touch better than I have. I really have been busy. Get on Skype.

    Dick

  2. Don Ray — I’m gald to hear that you’re getting on with SuSE on the older PC. I’ve heard that x86_64 (AMD 64-bit) Linux isn’t straight-forward. Some of the people I chat with on IRC have told stories about what it took to get it working.

    I’ve been on the Linux path for 5 years now, and, except for problems with some vendors not providing adequate documentation, I’ve been very happy.

  3. Tuxi,

    Yes, I can tell that the non 64bit Linux is going to be easier to use. It also appears to have installed more programs. I guess the 64 bit was limiting in that area as well.

  4. Drop me a line if you need any help. Remember “Google is your friend”; most problems have been solved before ;).

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