Review: A Saucy, Salamander Souped up Lenovo Ideapad Y510p


So I got a new laptop to replace my aging and abused Vaio VPCEA36FG that has served me admirably for almost four years. There are several reasons to that. First, due to my new position at the company I work for, I no longer have access to vast amount of idle CPU from the data…

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta 2 on Vaio VPCEA36FG


Well, as you may know, my current ubuntu install, maverick meerkat will no longer be supported by Canonical, starting April 10th 2012… which sucks, since my attempts to like 11.xx version of ubuntu have been hindered by how sucky Unity and Gnome-Shell are, and foremostly, how kernel 2.6.8x to 3.x slash my battery life in…

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. On Unity and Gnome-shell


So I screwed up my maverick install, and had to start from scratch. The problem is, I didn’t have the CD (and the .ISO file) with me, and due to electricity problem, my attempt at downloading the image stopped when it reached 80%. ARGH! . And to make it worse, I need to bring the…

Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx On Vaio VPCEA36FG


Due to a sudden death of my beloved M300, I’m back in the market for a new laptop. And despite the bad news I have been hearing right and left, I’m sticking to yet another  notebook with ATI discrete graphic chip, this time the ATI HD5650 😀 My wallet voted for Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG, a…