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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    This is what I had in mind for those wasting a lot of time with old hardware that is very slow. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BOXD201GLYL&cpc=HPM

    If you have an old PC with power...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    Internal battery and CMOS settings
    If your computer is getting "old" it might be time to take some anticipatory action beyond data backups. Enter your CMOS setup on startup and jot down your...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    I am a bit surprised at the number of machines over eight years old being reported as running fine. Has nobody ever has an internal lithium battery fail after six years (their design lifetime) or a...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    Those early Compaqs were well made and like IBM's of the time might have been priced by the pound/kilo.

    I'm curious. Are you accessing the Internet via dial-up or a faster pipe? If broadband, is...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    My 1 GHz Dell was built in 2001, it is six or seven years old. It was probably trashed because it wouldn't boot due to a missing jumper on the motherboard. I was trying to say why I wouldn't bother...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    If you read carefully I said "I prefer the performance of this 1 GHz Linux PC to my 2.3 GHz WinXP Pro/Win2000 Pro AMD box." I have no delusions about performance. Linux (and the unsafe Win9x for that...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, long version.

    I'm a happy user of 2 PC's, one I built myself in 2000, an AMD 2500+ on an ASUS all-in-one socket A mb. The other is a 2001 Dell 4100 I fished out of a trash can in 2006. It took me a month to...
  8. Re: Post your system specs Edgy Still Strong.

    I'm running Edgy 6.10 on a 2001 Dell 1GHz P3 512MB RAM with 32 MB nVidia video on generic drivers. It runs great and will keep this refugee from a dumpster on the net for years to come. It runs as...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    The last school I worked for had severely limited Internet bandwidth due to eRate only funding a single T-1 for the entire district (17 schools). That made web-based computing a truly painful...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    It is interesting that you see thin client as more applicable to education. Traditionally, the thin client environment has been mostly used in the corporate world. I've worked with thin client...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    I can't argue with a system that has worked well in corporate networks for over 40 years. Windows is not Thin Client just as Linux is not Windows. They each have different priorities and approaches...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Probably just as well. Unless you are one of those RARE users who purchased a Full Retail [boxed] Version of XP ($199) you are not allowed to move XP to a new motherboard, at least not without...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. As pointed out by others, the Thin Client approach solves many of the issues I mentioned. But I've always been a proponent of giving users as much power and...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Much like TDK800 I have over a dozen years of business computing support experience. But I didn't see one legitimate business reason in his entire argument.

    Cost-wise, it is hard to justify Vista...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Sounds like a corrupted XP boot file (NTLOADER, etc.). Run the XP disk and select R)epair with no repair diskette. At the command prompt type fixboot. That should replace the boot files and solve...
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    Poll: Re: Itís the little things...

    I've heard this before but can't verify it. I just installed XP on a new PC with only a SATA HD and IDE CD-RW. It was a brand new XP CD with SP2 included (from Newegg 01/07) so maybe they slipped...
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    Poll: Re: So Long Linux

    I've just built a 64-bit AMD X2 machine and I tried Kubuntu and MEPIS (Dapper 6.06 32-bit) for ease of use. I had problems with both because of the APIC (interrupt handler) feature of ACPI. When...
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    Re: Making Ubuntu a Feasible Reality

    It is surprising that someone hasn't implemented a way to easily roll-back to the last known good configuration. Part of the problem is that there are so many configuration files scattered all over...
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    Re: Making Ubuntu a Feasible Reality

    I've been struggling with the idea of switching PC users for awhile now and don't have an easy answer. I see a number of significant roadblocks.

    1. Driver availability & installation difficulty...
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    Poll: Re: Ubuntu/Linux Impressions

    It is unfortunate that MicahelWM didn't begin with the basics.
    http://linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php While Linux may look like Windows these days, the basics are different even from DOS,...
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    Re: User Reputation / User Ratings?

    aysiu, m.musashi, and John E have all summarized my feelings on the rating issue well. If ratings can be misleading and have the potential to discourage or devalue someone's comments, why have them?...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    Yes, this is one of the best things about Linux. The only way to squash Linux would be to deny it hardware. That's exactly what Vista's digitally signed hardware & DRM program is designed to do. ...
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    Poll: Re: The Linux Desktop Readiness Thread

    True. But why didn't the Desktop Ready Commodore's survive the IBM PC? Could it be Expandabilitiy and Open Architecture?
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    Poll: Re: Why do new users sometimes have a hard time using Linux?

    Agreed. It really bugs me that I have to find someone with a $1,500 electronic box to reset the date-based "change oil" warning after I've done my own oil change. My BMW had a similar set of color...
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    Poll: Re: Why do new users sometimes have a hard time using Linux?

    You don't know what you are talking about. The Gremlin may have been ugly in it's default puke butterscotch and plaid colors and configuration but the optional American Motors in-line 6 was so...
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