[sf-lug] Spare RAM

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Thu Sep 6 10:00:45 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-05 at 11:20 -0400, Blake Haggerty wrote:
> I have a bunch of 256mb Ram chips laying around that are not in use if
> she has enough slots it could at least get her up to 512.. Let me know
> if you want them...

Just wanted to update and let you know that the RAM works a treat.
Ruby's box is now up to 512MB RAM, and I've been able to backup her
entire C: drive to an external hard drive by booting into a LiveCD and
then attaching the external drive.

Thanks, Blake!

I'm now having a different issue. She'd specifically asked to have all
her music retained. Problem is, much of it seems to be in wma format,
and at least on my own laptop (which as far as I know is tricked out
with all the w32codecs, etc.) I've not been able to play the music
successfully. I'm wondering if anyone knows much about the wma format
and what my options are at this stage?

I have a nasty feeling that I'd have to burn them all to CD from within
Windows and then re-rip them to be able to recover them. Not even sure
if you can burn wma's to CD from within Windows... Any expertise

Cheers, Tom

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> -----Original Message-----
> From:Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net 
> To: "Christian Einfeldt" <einfeldt at gmail.com>;
> Cc: "SFLUG Mailing List" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>;
> Sent: Sep 4, 2007 09:06:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Spare RAM
> On Tue, 2007-09-04 at 19:21 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote: 
> > Okay, Holden has corrected me to say that the school is probably
> out 
> > of this type of RAM. However, we would have a decent box for Ruby,
> if 
> > she wanted it. 
> I think she'd probably prefer to keep her own box, but thanks for the 
> offer. 
> > 
> > I will be at the school tonight from 8:30 to 9:30, if anyone wants
> to 
> > come over. I'm sure we could slap PClinuxOS on a box. Or Ubuntu / 
> > Kubuntu or anything else. I have just gotten into the habit of
> using 
> > PClinuxOS because it is really newbie friendly, and has more stuff 
> > ready out of the box than Ubuntu / Kubuntu . Not to say that the 
> > 'buntus aren't really exciting, because I love all the buzz around
> the 
> > 'buntus, but I do personally find them harder to use than
> PClinuxOS. 
> > I will probably also be at the school tomorrow night. 
> Would definitely like to come see the school at some point. Hopefully 
> can work something out before too long. Perhaps as a follow on to the 
> next LUG meeting? 
> Thanks, Tom 
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