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The 2008 Lenovo 3000 Y410 Revived in 2021 with Manjaro


Two days ago, over the weekend, I decided to “revive” the old Lenovo 3000 Y410. Not that it was in storage, though. It was in use, running Windows 10. When I first updated it to Windows 10, it worked really well. But the later updates to Windows 10, I think from 2020, are making it […]

Linux Mint 7 on Lenovo 3000 Y410


I’ve just installed Mint 7 on my Lenovo, dual-booting with Windows XP Pro. Hit a few snatch and had to install twice as I am using Acronis True Image 11 with the Startup Recovery option. First of all, if you have Startup Recovery of True Image too, don’t install Grub on the MBR. Grub will […]

Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.4) is Here!


Get the desktop version here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. Woohoo!!! Time to have fun this Labor Day weekend!

The 6 Editions of Windows 7


It seems that Microsoft will release 6 editions of Windows 7. More than the number of editions for Vista! However, according to Microsoft, each edition will be a superset of a lower edition. So, you won’t get confused like when choosing Vista where choosing a Business edition means losing some feature of Home Premium and […]

Synergy in Ubuntu 8.10 Lag Problem


Synergy in my spiffy new Ubuntu 8.10 lags when connected to my Windows XP desktop. I don’t have any problems when I am using the Synergy in Windows XP on the same notebook and the same wireless connection. I read in the Hardy Heron forums that the lagging problem can be worked around by starting […]

Intrepid Ibex and the IdeaPad – WiFi now just works!


I’ve just upgraded my Lenovo 3000 Y410 (IdeaPad Y410 in Malaysia) from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). I used the alternate installer CD to install (had a lot of problems to connect the wireless) and after that, the wireless just works! Finally! No more the need to put the Y410 to sleep […]

Office 2007 documents in OpenOffice.org (Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron)


Once Hardy Heron is set up, I need to start working. One of the most important thing is the ability to open and save Microsoft Office 2007 documents. I had no problems with that when I was in openSUSE 10.3 especially after updating to the latest OpenOffice OpenXML translator provided by Novell. In fact, that’s […]

Hardy Heron, The Cool


I downloaded Hardy Heron release while it’s hot. Waited all night (I slept, though). Move my data elsewhere this morning – but lost some due to my mistake and prepare for take-off. By 12.00 pm, Hardy Heron booted Live and I played around a bit. Still, no wireless, bluetooth, or sound although they are detected. […]