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Computer Questions Not Worth Their Own Thread II

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Methos, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    It... seems you just answered your own question?
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

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    I meant directly without the bat file intermediary.
     
  3. Michkov

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    That should work. Thank you. :)
     
  5. Samson

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    Are laptops rubbish, or should I reinstall?

    I am running ubuntu 20.04 on my work laptop, a lenovo thinkpad T590. I have it on pretty much every waking hour these days (it is also my TV), and every few days it suddenly completely locks up and I have to do a hard reboot. If this was windows I would not think twice about it, but the desktops I run ubuntu on crash very rarely, my work one has been on all year and not gone down once, and that is not at all unusual. I have never given a laptop this sort of workout before. It is not really a problem, just a little irritating.

    Do you think the install is broken, or it it just the way with laptops that they are not as reliable as desktops?
     
  6. zxcvbob

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    No idea about the NUCs, but the best deal on basic desktops I've found is at PCliquidators.com. I have bought several of their small form-factor business desktops (mostly Dells) and have been very pleased with them. I usually get 4GB of RAM and no OS, then load Windows 10 for free because all of them I have come across previously had Windows 7 or Windows 8 activated and MS remembers them. A little over $100 for an i5 system just a few years old, with USB 3.0 ports and a 240-ish GB HDD.
     
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  7. zxcvbob

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    I ran Debian on a Thinkpad T460 for a while, and it was rock solid. It ran for months at a time w/o a reboot. I switched it to Windows to do my taxes, cuz I had a spare Windows license. I might go back to Linux someday, I don't know. I'm not sure the exact distribution I was using, I will try to figure that out.

    ETA: I think it was Linux Mint 4 "Debbie" - Cinnamon (64-bit)
    https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=279
     
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