Installing Ubuntu (Linux) on HP dv2899ea Artist Edition

The installation was simple, very similar to a Windows installation with no questions that should appear difficult to anyone who’s used a computer before. In under 30 minutes I had a workable system running Ubuntu, and that included Open Office and a working network/internet connection including WIFI!

After playing around with Vista for a couple of days on my new HP dv2899ea Artist Edition Notebook, I had decided it had to go. For starters it had a restore partition that had taken up 12GB and for some reason the actual supposedly fresh installation took up at least twice as much. But I made a set of system recovery discs on just in case if for some reason I decide to install it again. That took about a year and a half to create! (OK, may be it was a little closer to a couple of hours.) Continue reading “Installing Ubuntu (Linux) on HP dv2899ea Artist Edition”

HP dv2899ea Artist Edition

The HP Pavilion dv2899ea (Artist Edition) is a nice little laptop that departs from the usual design of the plain plastic case, and replaces it with a case that is decorated with some fancy artwork. As for specs, it does come with a lot of punch, A 2.5GHz Core 2 duo T9300 CPU with 4GB RAM and an nVidia GeForce 8400M GS …

HP dv2899ea Artwork

My VIA en15000g desktop is fine for Web Surfing, writing documents and editing a picture or two, but sometimes it does get a little frustrating. So I got myself a new laptop. The HP Pavilion dv2899ea (Artist Edition) is a nice little laptop that departs from the usual design of the plain plastic case, and replaces it with a case that is decorated with some fancy artwork. It comes with side bag with similar design imprints to help you lug it around, and at 2.5KG you shouldn’t have much of a problem carrying it with you.

As for specs, it does come with a lot of punch, A 2.5GHz Core 2 duo T9300 CPU with 4GB RAM and an nVidia GeForce 8400M GS with 128MB RAM to be precise. This makes it more than adequate to run Continue reading “HP dv2899ea Artist Edition”