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Hey /g/, got a question involving a netbook
My friend had an acer netbook for a while, but stopped using it once he got a laptop. Booted it up a few days ago, it goes to the windows loading screen, then bluescreens. He didnt need it anymore anyways, so he just gave it to me.
I googled it, and apparently this netbook had this problem for most people after a while. Most people say the only ways to fix it are either with a recovery disk (its a netbook, would need an external cd drive) or which a recovery flashdrive you can order from acer. Im not really interested in either of those, so i was wondering if /g/ could help.
I was wondering if there would be anyways to get windows back working again? Somehow from the bios or something im not sure really, but if theres any suggestions thatd be great.
If there isnt, I dont really have any experience with linux at all, but would i somehow be able to put a simple distro on there like ubuntu, and somehow fix windows? and if not could i just use ubuntu as my main os for it?
tl;dr netbook blue screens. No recovery media. wat do
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660Ti VS 7950
Yeah, finally building a PC after all these years. Never built one but I finally can afford one, problem is I don't know much about hardware, but that's the reason logicalincrements.com is there.
Now, about the GPU, aside from finding out that there's multiple versions of each card which lost me completly, the only thing I can find is mixed comparitions between those 2 card. Each site says a different thing:
660Ti runs smoother -> but that's because they tested a non OC one! or drivers fault!
7950 has way more fps lag! -> Doens't matter, check the average fps!
7950 OC takes it to the 670 level! -> but is dangerous or incredible power consuming!
600Ti has Physx! -> No one uses it!
7950 drivers are way more problematic! And give linux quite the headache!
I would LOVE if I could get some words about all of this since all of this is just beyond me. Also, if I could get a word about the modded versions or OC versions or whatever are they called (X-vapor, WTF, SLi ...? ) yeah, that would help by a lot.
Final comment, I know that nvidia is currently releasing the 700 series and older GPU's should drop soon. My budged is quite limited for the GPU (~300€) so the only interesting one would be 760Ti, and word is it won't be released until july-august, is something to take into consideration anyway.... Even with that, EVGA has some kind of step up program that gives you 90 days to upgrade your GPU is you are interested, so maybe the 660Ti wins here just because of that...
I've been rambling too much. Could I just get some answers here?
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So I downloaded Ubuntu because I need to run crack a wireless network. Currently running Live CD, so everything is vanilla
Last time I tried any distro was back in 2010/2011. It was Arch, but I believe I also gave Debian a shot at some point, that after using Linux for around 10 years. But since 2008, I've been using Windows as my main OS and since 2010/11 only exclusively.
Here are my thoughts:
* Mostly everything works out of box (back and foward buttons)
* Everything looks and feels smooth (and this on the Live CD)
* Unity side bar looks like clusterfuck
* What the fuck did they do to the with the daemons? Looks like now you have some weird shit between something call services and actual Unix daemons (/etc/init.d/)
* LibreOffice is still shit
* Can't/won't check battery life on laptops
* Looks like no Skype
* It kernel panic'd once already (but I'm not exactly doing common tasks)
Now my questions for you.
* How different is Ubuntu from all the other distros. I tried #! a few months ago (on live as well) but I wasn't as impressed as with Ubuntu.
* Is this service thing becoming popular among distros or is just Ubuntu
* Are other versions of Ubuntu (k/l/x) as smooth as the regular one?
Well I've gotta hand it to Ubuntu, if it had better third party support, it would make a nice replacement for Windows.