Thursday, 2 September 2010

..computer problems!!...

...completely fed-up with Microsoft!....

...and it's damned self-feeding update systems....

...that spends most of it's time using my computer to look after ITSELF...

...so much so that I can't use the thing myself because the hard drive is always tied-up doing something ELSE!...

So...

..I asked Bloke to take the Microsoft system OFF...

..and put Linux ON...

...so that my computer will be MINE again...

But...

..it's taking him a while to sort it..

..so, the only picture I can put on here today is THIS one...



...because I'd already put it into the documents folder!

Can't put any more in at the minute, because stuff's not ready.

I've done quite a bit since the last post...

...including making this cross stitch panel into a sweet little cushion, complete with tassels at the corners :-)

..AND more thread dyeing...

Guess picture postings will have to wait until gremlins are expelled :-(

6 comments:

Eva said...

Oh, I sympathize with you! This system has been getting on my nerves for 20 years no, but I haven't found the courage to switch over to another. Best wishes for a new start!
The cross stitch work is beautiful! The motif might be taken from a double dorje, right?

ger said...

Yes, I know... - no Bloke around here, unfortunatelly, to do the dirty work...;) looking forward to the tassels...

Jackie said...

I'm impressed that you know how to use Linux. I am struggling with mac at the moment but the trouble is it completely erases my ability with Windows.

Jane said...

ah ha....!!
maybe thats what's causing my pc to be slow??
clever you, to have even know about it!
as Ger said, looking forward to the tassels :)

Chris Gray said...

A relatively new laptop should not be anywhere near as sluggish as mine was!

It would take 15 minutes to boot up, and then another 10 to sort itself out ...and then creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep from one page to another.....whilst the mouse cursor disappeared for another couple of minutes! Grrrrrrr!!

Whereas.....if I used Bloke's Linux machine, I could be done and away in less than 5 :-)

It seems that the Windows operating system is CONSTANTLY updating itself, and ties up the hard drive while it's doing so. I wouldn't have minded...but it's MY MACHINE and I want to use it too!

So, Bill Gates can go fizzle...

...now the whole "Chez Nous" system is running on Linux...

...and the software is all free too :-)))))))

nandas said...

well... i haven't a clue as what it takes o run linux ... i am on mac and love it. haven't had any problems so far but then i don't try anything too complicated. however i like the dyed thread and the tassels will be made from it? so look forward to it.