Available today, as of 2:00 pm, is VSIDO II Velociraptor. On Jan 17th this year, VastOne, aka, Terry Ganus released “the Kraken”, better known as VSIDO Linux. It has been a smashing success! Terry has essentially brought SID to a place, where any user, can reliably count on it as their main desktop OS. SID is known in the Debian world as the “Unstable” step brother to Debian’s ‘current’ stable release, Debian 7.0, codename Wheezy. (Many Linux designers have a ‘codename’, which in Debian’s case is always referenced to a “Toy Story” character from the children’s film. Sid is the angry next door neighbor kid who is mentally unhinged. The current stable release is Wheezy, the penguin from “Toy Story 2” with ‘Jessie’ being the name of Wheezy’s successor) SID would be better described, (and Debian would be better served) if they changed this moniker from “Unstable” to “Rolling Release”. Not quite the bleeding edge of Linux, it will always be up-to-date, as well as have the latest packages available to it. But, this article isn’t about Debian or SID as read more
Well, I’ll let you all know how this turns out. I’ve ran into some problems with the new Laptop and am having to return it. In doing a bit of testing, I tried to restore the factory image of Windoze 8, and lo and behold, it would not install the OS to the SSD. It insisted on installing it to the 1Tb 5400rpm hdd. This was absolutely intolerable as the whole point of the SSD is for the speed gains with the OS, and the 5400rpm drive was for file storage.
I have been told I’ll be getting a full refund, so we’ll see how things turn out. If they don’t go my way, expect a serious rant about the company I bought it from!
Anyway, at some point today I’ll UPS it back to them and wait patiently for my money to be returned so I can start the whole process of laptop shopping again. What a pain. read more
The following is the quoted description from the re-seller on Ebay;
The MSI GT60 0ND-250US is a feature-rich notebook that will be your ultimate weapon in the gaming world. This notebook has an Intel® Core™ Quad-Core Processor hiding inside its sleek body, always ready to unleash powerful processing performance to beat any game in the market. It comes equipped with a DDR3 RAM that bolsters computing speed and responsiveness so you can run multiple tasks without slowing down your system. Thanks to its spacious storage drive, you have plenty of room to spare for your important files and documents. You’ll definitely be glued on your seat when its elegant 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LCD panel in LED Backlight Display starts dishing out brilliant visuals, perfect for movies and games. Furthermore, this MSI GT60 0ND-250US is built with a reliable optical drive that writes and reads various disc formats.
Main Features – Including Upgraded Custom Options:
- Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Quad-Core Processor; delivers superb gaming performance
- 32GB of DDR3 RAM; enhances your system’s multitasking capacity
- 15.6″ Full HD (1920×1080) Anti-Glare LCD panel in LED Backlight Display; presents color-accurate visuals
- 120GB SSD + 1TB 5400rpm HDD; lets you save tons of digital data
- BDROM; allows you to play your favorite Blu-ray films plus the advantages of a CD/DVD read more