Its been a while I last blogged, its about time i did.
So much has happened these past few months, I got a Laptop (finally), I've been to England then went to Cyprus for three months. One week before leaving Cyprus my laptop broke down (Its the last time I buy an HP). I went back to England then finally arrived back in SA.
Its now been almost 2 weeks since I sent my laptop to be "repaired" by Incredible Connection with their "Only Windows works" mentality. Even though I told the tech that it was freezing in both Ubuntu and Vista and on several occasions it would freeze before booting the hard drive.
After all that I had told him he insisted that the laptop was designed for Windows and that I should reinstall Vista. I decided to humor him since my laptop decided it wanted to work again. The next day (Friday) I did the reinstall while I wished it would freeze up, it didn't, I decided I would move my laptop but as soon as I unplugged the power cable it jammed again and returned to its non working state.
I took it back on Saturday and guess what It was working again except this time I remembered it froze when I unplugged the power cable, so logic dictates the same should happen when you plug the cable in, and it worked. It froze and refused to boot, I just hope that who ever has got my laptop at HP have picked up on this.
After all that I decided to get a Sandisk U3 flash drive, for those that don't know the the U3 drives are designed to programs off the flash drive instead of your PC, I got rid of the proprietary software and replaced it with PortableApps I've now got almost all the applications I use daily running off the drive. So in a sense my life is on a stick at least until i get my laptop back.
Just to round things off I'm typing this on a Macbook, I must say its alot nicer to use then it looks and the new iMac just looks amazing. Although I still think they are overpriced weather I will actually get one remains to be seen.