[Techtalk] taking the wireless plunge

Carla Schroder carla at bratgrrl.com
Sun Jun 22 19:53:32 EST 2003

On Sunday 22 June 2003 6:51 pm, 2xthefun wrote:
> My HP desktop came the same way.  Except it was sucking up 5 Gigs of space!
>  5 gigs of Windows XP home, drivers and a countless number of ridiculous
> games/application backups. I finally called up last week and asked about
> it. They sent me the series of CDs - I think it was a set of 5 or 6, for
> free. What a pain. I doubt I'll ever use them. I'm planning to format in a
> month and finally get XP Pro on there anyway..
> The day I got the CDs in the mail I took the 5 gig partition, formatted it
> to ext3 with Parition Magic and installed College Linux on it for the hell
> of it. I'm actually using that partition now. Woohoo!
> >===== Original Message From carla at bratgrrl.com =====
> >Thanks for good advice, all. Further adventures will be posted as they
> > occur.
> >
> >A wee warning for anyone thinking of buying a new Thinkpad: they are great
> >machines, this is my third one. But mine came with NO CDs whatsoever- no
> >software disks, no recovery disk. The recovery disk is a separate, hidden
> >partition on the hard drive. As I use mine as a desktop replacement, and
> > am not globe-trotting in a way that would make a recovery CD
> > inconvenient, I find this to be a real PITA. It's about 1.5 gigabytes I
> > cannot use.
> >

It's been awhile since I bought a new name-brand machine, I forgot how much 
junk they like to dump in there. Bleah.


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