k -- maybe not slow -- but come on -- dang computer is over 5 years old!!!
one of these days / years -- i will prolly have to break down and buy a new MID-BUDGET computer -- but price per buck -- this lil ASUS P67 (previously recalled) -- is hanging right in there with some of the big boys --- granted, it can be OC'd bit more, -- dang video card might be lucky to play tetrus or asteroids -- but ya get my drift -- 5 years ago, this $700 computer upgrade is hanging in there.
THIS DANG UEFI CRuD --- IF i had a big electrical spike tommorow, and my computer got fried -- i would cry --- to be honest, I would not even know where to start looking for a replacement -- my current (and latest offered) bios is from 2012 -- back in the day, we did not ask questions, if we saw a UPDATE -- we did it, we trusted both computer manufactures and the Billy-Boy gates --- I swear to god, ever since Windows 10 release a year ago, I learned so much about my privacy and how i suddenly "DISPISE" Microsoft --- so yes -- Computer Nerd of "X" amount of years --- only 6 months under Linux
I've seen allot of changes since 1995 --- remember my first upgrade from the C64 back then -- wow --- and I know you saw it too --- computers ESCULATED so fast and so quick -- 5 year old computer ? --- UN-HEARD OF back then!!
LETS END THIS MUMBO-JUMBO
so that's my history, long time WINDOWS USER -- past 6 months under MINT when i suddenly found out that MICROSOFT and Win10 -- lets just say the immediate driver downloads last fall with my NVIDIA card - i was not a happy camper --- like most users I "UPGRADED" to windows 10 ---- ran good at first -- but WAIT........... I AM NERD.... HEAR ME ROAR!!! -- format, clean install Windows 10 -- make Windows 10 faster by formating and clean install that bitc.............
I rest my case --- clean formating install was the worst thing I could have done to my Windows 10 ---- I troubleshooted for a few months, but the more i researched, the more I learned --- I came over to your side of the world --- the LINUX SIDE
========= THERE YA HAVE IT .... LONG STORY SHORT
so now I've been playing inside MINT for the past 6 months or so, learning new things, learning what it takes to actually be a "DEDICATED" computer user --- to throw in them extra commands at the terminal from time to time and yes --- i still got so much to learn.http://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,3576.0.html
--- Ya see I sorta solved a "MINOR" issue with Sparky / Debian that I did not experience with mint -- thanks to the help of this board
being such a new linux user, I still rely on windows -- in my case i install both Win7 and XP in virtual machines from my Linux setup -- pretty much leaving Linux in control -- hell, once ya loose my trust its hard to get it back, and billy-boy gates lost my trust
but i need windows for some simple drivers mainly in the USB land --- hell, we all been there and done that -- I can't be the only one
HERE IS MY RUN-DOWN
1) run Linux --- (currently Sparky 4.3 / Debian) -- with the least amount of resources
2) Once inside Linux --- IF I CHOOSE --- run VMWARE (Vbox won't work because lack of USB driver support)
and do step #2 with memory and resources saved from running linux --- I have been contimplating on upgrading my DDR3 to 4x8gb -- still stuck if 1600 or 1866 will make a difference in my 2nd gen i7 --- the ASUS motherboard is good --- p8p67-pro rev 3.1 --- supports the XMP ram
I know the extra 16gb ram will help, specially while running VM's --- so this is on my list before Turkey-Day / Black Friday --- along with another HD for storage as KODI and video streaming takes allot when ya decide to save every episode :p
===== I guess my Main Question --- My Main concern -- would be to ask if there is a simple way to update these kernels --- Sparky's already to 4.6.x -- and I am stuck at 4.5.x -- because of my stuborness to leave VM's and Microsoft alone
here is screen shot when i try to run VMWARE from 4.6.x kernel
================= WHAT A MESS =======
YEA I know --- crazy --- and I did read somwhere that I might have to modify the "TAR" file to actually fix this --- but for some reason I cant get that to work -- maybe i gotta bring that "TAR" into the VM and use WINRAR -- but alias -- i cant start the VM ----
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guess all I am asking --- is does somebody have a simple way to update kernels and at the same time make VMWare happy ?
currently everything works --- buit I am stuck on kernel 4.5 -- had to use grub-customizer to backtrack my kernel update and automatically boot into old kernel ----
thanx --- sorry -- guess i like to ramble -- keeps me from getting old timers :p