The hard drive that had Windows XP on it gave out with some terrible noises. The XP restore CD was not to be had, not that I even use Windows anyway. A new hard drive and Xubuntu brought this Toshiba Satellite M55-S135 back to life with a vengeance in almost no time. This model was probably produced in 2005.
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Image #1: Here's the Satellite laptop. Pretty little thing, but her hard drive is dead.
Image #2: For once, a laptop with a hatch for hard drive access. No delicate case opening manoeuvers on this one!
Image #3: "klackety-klack" said this hard drive as it up and died, taking Windows XP with it. Is that mean?
Image 4: I downloaded Xubuntu while I went to the computer store for a new hard drive. This is the old dead drive beside the Xubuntu CD that is getting ready to breathe life back into the Toshiba Satellite M55-S135.
Image #5: Xubuntu boots from the CD. I love the running mouse logo. I'm considering leaving KDE for its fast Xfce desktop.
Image #6: Have a beer or something while Xubuntu does its stuff.
Image #7: Voilà! 1.5 beers later and it's installed and running,
Image #8: Yet another satisfied customer.
Image #9: Screenshot of the Spartan, but fast, Xfce desktop. Pretty!