More computer woes

After getting Ubuntu then Zorin, I wasn't going to buy any more Linux magazines.

They are over a fiver each and I have all the distros I can use. …

But somebody gave me an old computer. So I went through all my hard drives.
I passed the shelf with the mags on while shopping earlier today and thought:
Why not just take a look?

But I was resolute!
I don't need four more OSs I am never going to use.

But this was different.
This was 2 DVDs with 11 OSs I am never going to use.
How could I pass on that?

I have to try this:

I aught to give this another shot:

I used to like Mandriva:

And I must have this:

I know someone who might like tosee these:

But the fact is I have a full schedule. What I need is a wife and a couple of 9 year olds to get all this sorted for me. But I have left that a bit late.
Serves me right for wasting my money.

Someone slap my fat head!

3 thoughts on “More computer woes

  1. > So I went through all my hard drives.I have a dozen or so old drives. Some of them work. There are a couple of restore utilities in the DVDs including a grub loader. (Whatever that is.)I don't know what it is or what it does but I think I need it to rescue some of my drives. And then what?I can't use 12 hard drives. If I had two raid cards (which I may do) that's still only four (or is it 8? Still not enough whatever.) I'm just being greedy and silly.

  2. When you think what Microsoft is able to ask for a copy of Windows 7.And the threat that Windows 8 will take your choices away from you at a cost of…It's hard to believe what people are thinking isn't it?I can understand the idea of:Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.But when it is:Better the devil you pay for than the devils that are free….Let me rephrase that…

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