September 3rd, 2009 19:48 pm | by Ed |
That freezing up problem that I've been having with Vista is still going on. I did another run of diagnostics, malware scans, scandisk and so on with everything showing no problems that would explain this.
At this point about the only thing I haven't tried is swapping out the memory for a couple of known good sticks to see if that's the issue. Of course, doing that would require actually having a couple sticks of known good ram to use for the test.
On the other hand, I may not need the test because booting the same machine with Kubuntu linux and putting it though it's paces doesn't show the problem at all. I'd switch to Kubuntu full time if it weren't for needing to be able to use some Windows software that I don't believe comes in a linux flavor.
At this point I'm actually thinking that I'd really much rather suddenly become really successful at Internet marketing and just start shopping for new equipment all the way around. Frankly, it'd be nice to be able to do that without having to limit myself to just the more affordable laptops. I think it'd be absolutely righteous to be able to replace everything with state of the art gear, terabyte hard drives, 4+ gigabytes of ram, quad core cpu's and so on.
Unfortunately with my low income situation that's not going to be happening anytime soon. So, I'll start shopping alright but as usual, I'll be sticking with the cheap (as in inexpensive) laptops. Even then, it could easily be next year before I actually take possession of a new (to me anyway) machine.