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Lot of intertia is built up when you are using a laptop for 4 years. I got a new company laptop and I was procrastinating to switch to it.  Primary reason was that some of the things that I use daily were not working on new laptop.  Mostly pidgin, py-dev. Also evolution and other settings have changed have changed in ubuntu 12.04.

Finally I found out why my pidgin was not working in my new laptop. It seems I have a 8 year old router and somehow one of the devices in my home keeps hijacking the ip address assigned to my new laptop. I found this out  because randomly web browsing was slow on the new laptop and when Idid ifconfig I realized it was assigned IP and I remember the hijacking of this IP by Roku or some other device. Anyways assigning a static IP to my wireless and ethernet connection seems to have solved the issue.

I am up and running on new laptop but still lots of small small thigns are annoying when you change to a new laptop like the new unity sucks so I switched to ubuntu classic but now weather indicator is not working, pidgin, skype are not displaying in systray, the external monitor somehow is not picking proper resolution when mirroring screen. Alt+tab is not working.

Anyways the only solution it seems to me right now is to just start using the new laptop and keep plodding.

But there are lots of good things also about new laptop. It has 16G ram and it has SSD. Also the mysql schema rebuilds in 1 min that used to take 8 min on old laptop.


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