New Laptop Configuration

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So I revamped (again) my laptop configuration. I can never leave well enough alone it seems…oh well. Sometimes something doesn’t work just right so you need to make a change until it does. 

I installed Linux Mint 17.1 which seems to be working well on my Dell Latitude D630 which has a few years on it. Recently I experimented with other Linux distributions but they didn’t seem to have a ease of use that Mint has touted for years. Not that I am a total noob but I want something that just plain works. 

Then I installed Google Chrome to be my default browser because I intend to use Google Drive for document and image storage offline. It seems to make sense because I anticipate Google to be around for a long time and I can access and edit my documents on different devices, yea for the cloud.

I did download my documents for local use when I need to. You can download your folder into a zip file. 

So I think I will settle on this unless I discover something that isn’t working well. Of course I will make adjustments along the way. This is a fun thing to do and to make best use of low cost technology and resources to do what I need to do. 

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Backup Complete

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I have backed up all my documents and most of my pictures to Google Drive and Google Plus Pictures. I now feel more secure and I think it will be nice to have them wherever I go. The price of backing up isn’t much at all and I wanted to get those documents in multiple places. I recommend to everyone have a backup solution that works for your individual needs. All the digital content we produce is important and having them stored properly is a must.

Google Drive

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I am in the process of uploading documents and other things I have done over the years to Google Drive. I needed a easy to use archival system and with the inexpensive (cheap) options the folks at Google provides I chose that route. I want all my documents available anywhere and with a wide variety of devices. It also means freeing up space on my computer. There comes a time when you have a fresh start with your computing and I am wanting to do that. I have pictures backed up online too with Flickr and some with Google Plus.