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  1. So I mentioned that I have a Linux box that has a hard time keeping up with Folding@home task because when I came back to the house the other day, the machine was OFF, completely. But every other day when the machine is on, the machine turns off for no reason. Not to mention that it's running not quite as headless because it's connected through an S-Video jack to my tube TV. The other day I had just changed the CMOS battery, and the hard drive since it started doing the "click of death" thing. It's running off a power strip independant from the main tower CPU, which has the 550w PSU. The machine has a 400w PSU in it, and it also has a Radeon HD-4350 card inside. Should I look at my power setup and see what's going wrong, because something in the case is pulling down voltages and shutting the machine off. Maybe something along the lines on the same circuit, because every time it shuts down, the LCD screen up here glitches for a split second. Right, speaking of shutting off, how do I get Ubuntu 14.04 to turn off when you press the Power button?
  2. Jimemitchellsr

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    I have a 3 year old laptop that had Vista Home edition. The Hard drive needs to be replaced, we do not have the system restore disks and the SR disks are not availabe for purchase. It does not make economic sense to purchase a full copy of Windows 7 plus the hard drive, so I am contemplating using a free Linux based operating system (Ubuntu). ( ie That would be the primary and only operating system). I am not a computer geek, but I am not a beginner either. I need some input on this from someone who has this experience. Is this a good idea, or should I throw this computer in the trash? Thank you in advance. Jim
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