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Captain Slow

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F&&%#$%R Laptop crashed at about 21h32 and still trying to recover it!!

 

Accounting System, e-mail etc.etc!!!!

 

frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CryCry

 

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Kori, that is definitely worse!!Thumbs%20Down

 

Managed to save data and sort out Windows at about 06h20 this morning. Only had about an 1.1/2 hrs sleep.Thumbs%20Up

 

My sincerest apologies to my riding/training buddy for me not pitching-up for our ride!! soorrreeeeeee!!!Embarrassed

 

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Captain Slow, how about backing up the data you managed to save, installing Ubuntu Linux and wiping out that troublesome animal known as Windows ?

 

I installed Ubuntu around 3 months ago and haven't looked back !!

 

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Thuggie, that sounds like a plan!! However, will Quickbooks work with this OS? What about printer drivers etc.?

 

This is the 2nd crash in 6 months!!!

 

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Maybe there is something wrong with the laptop itself that is has crashed twice in 6 months?  My work laptop has been running now for 2 years without crashing and i have loads of applications installed.

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Sorry to hear. Its a bummer when it happens. I recommend that people make use of online backup facilities like DropBox (its free, well for 2GB that is).

 

How they work is they monitor the contents of a folder (and its sub folders) and then sync it online when you work on them. What is great is that you can then access these files online (with username & password) and you can even sync them to another PC in realtime.

 

I have an account that is on my netbook, work PC and home PC. Anything I do gets synced to all 3. Great when I do a reinstall as all my important docs are safe and sound.

 

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Ratty, Yep definitely something wrong!!

 

I think it is a memory access problem! I have run programs to try and fix it and it all seems fine and then it still crashes. I have decided to buy a new laptop at month end and 'terminate' the current one.

 

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Printer drivers shouldn't be a problem at all. I connect to 3 different printers on my work network.

 

In so far as Quickbooks is concerned, WINE (a windows emulation software) allows most Windiows Apps to run under Linux although judging by the reports on the Apps DB on Wine, it doesn't run too successfully.

 

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=493

However, there is some hope....

 

http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/41026

 

 

 

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Sorry to hear. Its a bummer when it happens. I recommend that people make use of online backup facilities like DropBox (its free' date=' well for 2GB that is).

 

How they work is they monitor the contents of a folder (and its sub folders) and then sync it online when you work on them. What is great is that you can then access these files online (with username & password) and you can even sync them to another PC in realtime.

 

I have an account that is on my netbook, work PC and home PC. Anything I do gets synced to all 3. Great when I do a reinstall as all my important docs are safe and sound.

 

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When the laptop crashed the first time, I bought a 500gb external hard drive and thankfully was backing-up and syncing data with the laptop. Data was recovered but getting the laptop working was the major issue.

Captain Slow2009-10-21 01:52:34

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Sorry to hear. Its a bummer when it happens. I recommend that people make use of online backup facilities like DropBox (its free' date=' well for 2GB that is).

 

How they work is they monitor the contents of a folder (and its sub folders) and then sync it online when you work on them. What is great is that you can then access these files online (with username & password) and you can even sync them to another PC in realtime.

 

I have an account that is on my netbook, work PC and home PC. Anything I do gets synced to all 3. Great when I do a reinstall as all my important docs are safe and sound.

 

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When the laptop crashed the first time, I bought a 500gb external hard drive and thankfully was backing-up and syncing data with the laptop. Data was recovered but getting the laptop working was the major issue.

 

Glad to here you have backups. Too many people don't

 

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Printer drivers shouldn't be a problem at all. I connect to 3 different printers on my work network.

 

In so far as Quickbooks is concerned' date=' WINE (a windows emulation software) allows most Windiows Apps to run under Linux although judging by the reports on the Apps DB on Wine, it doesn't run too successfully.

 

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=493

However, there is some hope....

 

http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/41026

 

 

 

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You can run Windose XP under VM (virtual Machine) on Ubuntu and install Quickbooks on that.

 

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Printer drivers shouldn't be a problem at all. I connect to 3 different printers on my work network.

 

In so far as Quickbooks is concerned' date=' WINE (a windows emulation software) allows most Windiows Apps to run under Linux although judging by the reports on the Apps DB on Wine, it doesn't run too successfully.

 

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=493

However, there is some hope....

 

http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/41026

 

 

 

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You can run Windose XP under VM (virtual Machine) on Ubuntu and install Quickbooks on that.

 

I should have mentioned that option as well.

 

 

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Dropbox is fine, unless you have huge amounts of data like I do. I have a second internal hdd, as well as a external hdd, eveything backs up automatically every day using Syncback. 

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