Submitted by Guaka on November 8, 2007 - 14:24
I have to admit it, I am typing this using Windows Vista. I really needed a new laptop. I couldn't wait for amylin to bring me a MacBook, and Apple is just too expensive in Europe. I also considered getting a Dell with Ubuntu, but unfortunately, in Europe they're only selling them in the UK, France and Germany. And then I saw an ad of a Toshiba with 160 GB HD and 2 GB RAM, DVDRW and all that stuff, for 599 euros. So I went there this morning and got it. I had considered trying for a refund of the Windows tax but Paolo told me, you can do it with Acer, but you pay the costs of sending the laptop to Milano and having it sent back, which is more than the money you get back. I started my laptop. Vista is yucky. Lots of stuff going on. And then, after not even 30 minutes of using it, without doing anything weird. I copyied some music from an MP3 player, nicely telling Windows that I want to eject it, and I closed the lid. So it went to sleep mode (and I hate it when laptops do that). 3 minutes or so after it woke up I got the Blue Screen of Death. This is what it told me after starting my laptop again:
Firma problema: Nome evento problema: BlueScreen Versione SO: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3 ID impostazioni locali: 1040 Ulteriori informazioni sul problema: BCCode: d1 BCP1: B13C3158 BCP2: 00000002 BCP3: 00000008 BCP4: B13C3158 OS Version: 6_0_6000 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 768_1 File che contribuiscono alla descrizione del problema: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini110807-01.dmp C:\Users\guaka\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-81916-0.sysdata.xml C:\Users\guaka\AppData\Local\Temp\WER71E4.tmp.version.txt Leggere l'informativa sulla privacy: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50163&clcid=0x0410Right now I'm downloading an ISO with Ubuntu Gutsy. I hope next time I need a new laptop they will come with Ubuntu out of the box. UPDATE: I started a page about GNU/Linux on the Toshiba L40-157.