Sorry for not updating a frequent as usual. My notebook suddenly cannot be started and was sent to HP service center for repair.
I am using one of the two spare desktop pc. Yes, I am a nerd and I have 3 computers with me, one notebook and two pc.
Unfortunately, only one pc is working now, as the other pc, an AMD duron 750 is in the state of no return, intermittently shut down and having problem starting up most of the time.
The working pc, an Intel P3 866 is working with only 256MB of RAM. it barely start Windows XP and alot of harddisk page file swapping happen in the background.
I have to slowly install the software that I need one by one. Just for record, here is the software list:
search n destroy
To avoid similar problem of wasting time to reinstall all the software needed, I plan to put the software and utilities in a 4GB USB flash drive, using portable apps mobile software interface. hmm.. perhaps 4GB isn’t enough, a 2.5′ external notebook harddisk with 60GB space perhaps.
Cost of cheapest 4GB USB flash drive – Kingston Data traveller 2.0: RM105
Maxtor 60GB 2.5′ notebook harddisk -RM 175
From price/space ration wise, 2.5′ harddisk provides most bang for money, as well as speed wise, but usb flash drive does provide more mobility being smaller and no need for extra usb cable. decision.. decision..
Perhaps I’ll get both 😉