Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Methos, Oct 7, 2009.
It... seems you just answered your own question?
I meant directly without the bat file intermediary.
Try this https://superuser.com/questions/57694/setting-a-shortcut-to-trigger-task-scheduler
Looks like you can skip the bat file and run the scheduler with extra commands from a shortcut if I read it correctly
That should work. Thank you.
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?
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.
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)
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