Monday, July 9, 2012

Tales of Woe, Part 2

Well after my post I got a number of offers to fix my hard drive.
I looks like for 60-75$ I can get the data pulled off of it.  Which is, to me, great.

Meanwhile I have 2 dead computers and a dead laptop.  So through some careful configuring I have assembled one Frankencomputer!  Currently it has an 80gig drive running Ubuntu 10.04.  I'd like to upgrade to Ubuntu 12 or Fedora, but I'll need a new video card and memory.

Of course I need to decided whether or not to stick with a Linux OS.

The open software scene is a bit like the OSR.  I feel that the ethos are mostly the same, but I could be wrong.

Course the thing I am missing the most on a Linux-box is I can't play my Doctor Who DVDs and frankly I don't have the desire to go out there and dig up codecs and use crazy Linus-speak to install them.

My wife says I should just forget it all and just buy a new computer.


Unknown said...

For your media watching needs, find and install XMBC. I've never tried to use it to play a DVD directly but it should install all the codecs you need.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Cool. I will try that.