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Goodbye to an old friend (sort of) [Mar. 15th, 2007|09:44 pm]
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Friday is the last I’ll own my old trusty laptop gunbuster (a C600), the one I got around this time in 2005 (it really does not seem that long ago, before looking up the date I would have said its only been a year to 18 months tops), that survived the ceiling coming down right on top of it, a few trips to France and Ireland, built a few websites and running my dodgy scripts. It really has been a great machine, always just working, not over heating in the summer like my desktop. I know some people slag off Dell's but its been bullet proof. I guess being a business machine not a consumer model may have helped with the build quality.

But I’ve had its replacement (Monkey, another Dell) for a month now, all my data has been moved over. So it time to give it to as new home but its not going far, my mother is getting it (this was sort of always the plan when I got around to upgrading).

Much like when I sold my Mini (which reminds me still have some photos to upload to flickr of it) it feel strange to think its not going to be around, after using it most days for years. I'm so used to where the keys are when typing (Monkey has the page up/down and delete in different places, I keep hitting the wrong one) and all the other little quirks. And yes its strange to write how attached I've gotten to a lump of plastic and metal. But I'll still get to visit

I’ve been given it a wash and brush up so it looks it best for it new owner. The last few evenings have been full of installing XP and the 90 or so patches, plus AVG, Zonealarm and Firefox in preparation. I don’t think Ubuntu is ready for my mother just yet, or maybe its the other way around, Feisty is whats running on Monkey, and again is that bit more polished than 6.10, as every release has been compared to the one before it, just I'm not sure how well Sage will run in Wine, which is the main app she runs, so I'm going to play it safe.