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21 August 2012 @ 09:09 pm
My computer has been a total pain in the ass for the whole freaking summer and I'm starting to get a bit fed up with it. I just installed some more RAM and it works beautifully, I love how fast it now is, but there has been some malware popping up every now and then, mostly trojans, and it's just not cool at all D:< the whole system is old (haven't changed it since I bought the computer with my graduation money in 2007!), there's all kinds of crap on my system and it's hard to keep track of what came from where and when and what's important, and of course there's the whole load of 'important' windows dren that's impossible to remove. Oh, and something has definitely infected my dvd drive and I can't watch anything except from files. This something was on my startup programs too but I think I stopped it. Still can't get my Doctor Who vids to work though :(

So I decided that if this won't get better very very soon, I'll wipe out everything and start all over and install a Linux this time, possibly Ubuntu. I just hope most of my important programs will work on it, especially Photoshop cause I don't think I could icon without it anymore :( I outright refuse to get a whole new computer though, cause you can make any system as good as new if you know which components to buy. My hardware is fine (especially now with the lovely new RAM, god PS is so fast!!), it's just the software side that's a bit cranky, lol.

Icon randomizer picked a 100% appropriate icon this time! :P
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Bizarra: Aeryn annoyedbizarra on August 21st, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Sadly I had to buy a new system this weekend because both mine were stolen. :/

I may or may not get icons done this month. I need to re-aquire the screen caps. *headdesk* Thanks to a lot of good folks at LOA, I am getting textures. I judt need to go through our resource list and redownload a lot of what I had. :/ I've lost most of my space textures, but APOD is easy enough to scroll back through.
a random javascript function: john aeryn redjsfunction on August 21st, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Omg, that is really awful :( especially if you had a lot of unposted works like fic and graphics... Acquiring all the important programs and stuff takes so much time too, and the texture hunting too (our list is humongous!).
Bizarra: Aeryn resolvebizarra on August 21st, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
I lost most of my PSDs... I still have some of the older ones, because I found a 4 year old backup of my art directory on my external. But that's not including all the stuff I've done over the last 4 years. which is a lot.

I have my base set of Farscape images, but nothing that I've saved over the last few years. I need to round up more of those. Sadly some I may not get back because websites are gone and such. :?

I have 2nd season for the 20in20 icons this month, so I need to go round up images for that. I'm hoping that I can get back into the swing of things and get them done.
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on August 22nd, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
If one knows what to do - and that's your case - it's really possible to give new life to a computer! And with Linux those pesky viruses and assorted yotz will cease plaguing you...

**thumbs up** & **loud cheering**
for your daring enterprise :-)

hope most of my important programs will work on it, especially Photoshop cause I don't think I could icon without it anymore

Won't old and reliable Gimp work the same way? I don't know PS so I'm clueless about functions and so on...
a random javascript function: crais greenjsfunction on August 23rd, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
If one knows what to do - and that's your case - it's really possible to give new life to a computer! And with Linux those pesky viruses and assorted yotz will cease plaguing you...
Yes, exactly ;D and thanks :)

About GIMP, I could try to go back to it if I have to, but I wouldn't want to. I started my iconing 'career' with it and idk if it was just because I was a newbie at that point or what but I always felt it was a bit clumsy and 'dumbed down' compared to PS, which feels more professional and has some features that I'm not sure there are in GIMP. Just out of curiosity I'd like to test what I could do with GIMP now, but the ones I made at the time were really hideous :D
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on August 23rd, 2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
Who knows? You might discover that Gimp makes you do *more*...

If not, let's hope you can safely "migrate" Photoshop into your new system!
**thumbs up** :-)
twirl on the tips of your toes: Derek/Stiles - Angel/Demontiptoetwirl on September 4th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)

I know this is a totally random question but I'm thinking of switching OS. I'm on Windows 8 at the moment and developing on it is a massive, MASSIVE pain in the ass. Especially with Ruby on Rails which work has got me using right now.

So, as practically the only other developer/programmer I know I thought I'd ask your advice. Did you switch to Ubuntu? If so do your major programmes like itunes and photoshop work on it? I would DIE without both of those and I flat out refuse to use Gimp. I tried it before and it was horrible.

Sorry if I'm weirding you out with all this randomness and sudden questions, I'm just so frustrated with windows right now I could almost throw my laptop out the window :P
a random javascript function: spn tired of it all purplepinkjsfunction on September 4th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Hi! No problem at all, random questions/comments are always welcome :D

Unfortunately I can't help you much cause I was too lazy to actually make that change. I think I'll just wait until I'll need a new computer anyway and then try a Linux or something. I get your Windows frustration though and wish I could be more useful with this but I can't :/ If you do decide to go for it, I'd love to hear how it goes of course!

Yeah Gimp is no photoshop so I totally get that too. A quick google search found me this: http://ubuntuhacksblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/how-to-install-adobe-photoshop-on-linux/ I didn't have the time to really read it but it might be helpful, idk!
twirl on the tips of your toes: Rafa_look uptiptoetwirl on September 10th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
First of I am so sorry for being so incredibly rude and taking so long to reply. I'm working two jobs at the moment so time is precious :)

Thanks so much for your help, I'm really not sure what to do. I installed virtualbox and I'm running all my commands through an Ubuntu virtual server but it's such a headache.

The setup of the VM took like a week (at one stage virtualbox told me I was running 32 bit windows. I'm on Windows 8. My laptop is a year old. Seriously wtf?) and now the install of mysql is giving me problems so it's really been a frustrating week.

Thanks again for your help if I ever decide to go full on Linux (unlikely since changing OS is probably just going to stress me out even further) then I'll let you know how it goes.

Also, most of the reading I did into PS on Linux suggests running PS through a windows virtual machine. Go figure :)

Another also, sorry for all the ranting! And thank you again for replying so quickly :)