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New Computer [Sep. 29th, 2011|11:23 am]
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First of all, happy new Jewish Year.

My old Pentium 4 2.4 GHz computer (here's the blog entry where I blogged about getting it back in 22-September-2003) has served me mostly well for 8 years, but recently exhibited many signs of dying and had problems booting a lot of the partitions there. As a result, we bought a new computer to replace it: a Core i3 machine with 8 GB of RAM, a 2 TB hard-disk, and an Intel HD Graphics adapter. I've installed Mageia 1 on it and set it up, and it is now working mostly nicely.

I've ran into a few problems with it. From the 1280*1024 screen resolution not working (which required adding a mode line), to packets being dropped by the network interface (which I found a fix for on a Red Hat bug), to the fact that transparency is not working properly when running remote X apps (which is not resolved yet.), but as a general rule - I'm happy.

The new computer is much faster than the old one, which wasn't too slow running Linux either.