Tag: dell m60

May 28 2010

Adventure: Installing Windows 7 on Dell M60

Older systems don’t often like new operating systems, but there are exceptions. My experience with my Dell M60 was less than glamorous, but I was finally able to get Windows 7 installed. My installation was bumpy because there’s an issue with Microsoft installation/upgrade process. And while I do like hording information sometimes, this time I …

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Dec 11 2009

Anti-virus for Ubuntu

I’ve had Ubuntu loaded on my Dell M60 laptop [several years old] for an almost 2 months now and I’ve had absolutely no issues of virus attacks. This begs the question, ‘Do I need anti-virus for Ubuntu?’ While Ubuntu/Linux virus attacks are virtually unheard of, based on some forums and documentation virus attacks are theoretically …

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Nov 14 2009

VirtualBox just keeps getting better

I found VirtualBox back in March and it’s been just awesome. Version 3.0.10 has been released; I was notified via the automatic updater [yea! I love those things]. If your an IT Administrator/Consultant or just a ‘Curious Jobe’, your going to find yourself loving virtual box. It’s like playing the house with firecrackers, but the …

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Nov 13 2009

Impressions: Working with Ubuntu 9.10

I loaded the latest version of Ubuntu the other day to my DELL M60 laptop; it’s about 5 years old and it was really struggling with life as a laptop with Windows. I had issues with power, issues with hibernation and issues with staying connected with my wireless router. I was incurring all these problems …

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