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#16 MoonChild

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

Easiest and stable Linux flavour you need to check out is UBUNTU, they ship free CD's. Get Ubuntu

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:40 PM

EPROM burner??? I'm not the biggest geek here?!?

I'm in the middle of a major upgrade on my computer. It all started with wanting a Blu-ray drive for my (older) machine. That meant an upgrade to the graphics card. That led to a new motherboard and power supply. Those led to new RAM and CPU chip. Oh, my old motherboard had two SATA connectors - both of which were already in use.

I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere


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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

I've only had 2 brand-new-out-of-the-box computers........the first one was 22 years ago, cost me $1000 and came complete with Windows 3.1 and a 14.4k external modem.....and man, did I think I was zooming right into the Jetson's era or what :hug: :(
The second one was a Wally World special that we got about 6 years ago and it crapped out about 6 months later. Whether it's a blessing or a curse ~ never decided which ~ being married to a techno god-who-was-into-computers-before-there-WAS-such critters as pcs, Windows, Linux, etc. is that #1 he'd come closer to putting me out for the trash guys to collect than he would throwing out computer innards (working or not) and #2 chances are your computer is going to be like that old Johnny Cash song about "One Piece At A Time" :( My latest system, courtesy of my BIL is also a Frankenputer....
playing mad scientist with computers is a family trait, apparently ;)

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:27 PM

I will say that my very first computer was back in the days of the early 80's when the Commodore 64 and VIC-20 were around. I bought a little Timex Sinclair 1000, the 1000=1kb of RAM, WOW!!! That was back when you had to program it line for line with GOSUB's, GOTO's, RAND's and such. I believe it was call BASIC or BASIC II back then. Then I had a Tandy computer from Radio Shack which was DOS based. Then my first PC was a Pentium I, 120 mhz Packard Bell. I eventually upgraded to a 133 mhz Pentium I and used it for a few years with Windows 95. Then I bought a bunch of pieces and began building my own. I started with an AMD 500 mhz processor and the hardrive that I have in my current machine was the one that I had in that AMD based machine.

BTW, Linux was around before it became Linux. Linux is based on the old Unix OS.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

Easiest and stable Linux flavour you need to check out is UBUNTU, they ship free CD's. Get Ubuntu



Thanks Moonie. I'm downloading it anyway as a second OS on my machine. I still might have them send me a CD ROM anyhow because I have a line on a refurbished laptop without the OS. Without the OS installed I can get the laptop for less than what a couple of payments on a new one would be.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:09 AM

Ohhh Axe ~ we soooo should put you and Mystic Hippy in a room together and leave you there for a couple of days :Spaz: He has fond memories of the Timex Sinclair 1000 he had and programming in BASIC. He even has mentioned that he misses the days of operating in DOS. Me ~ even after 22 years, I'm holding on to my belief that it's magic..........you punch the big button on the CPU, the computer comes on.........magic! ;)
About the only strictly technical thing I can do is do a clean re-install......and that is with MH standing over me, telling me step by step how to do it. The rest I wisely leave for you smart people that understand the technical stuff :Spaz:

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:27 AM

Thanks Moonie. I'm downloading it anyway as a second OS on my machine. I still might have them send me a CD ROM anyhow because I have a line on a refurbished laptop without the OS. Without the OS installed I can get the laptop for less than what a couple of payments on a new one would be.



Ax, this will help you too, just in case Ubuntu Support Forum you can always buzz me back in case any assistance is required.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:22 PM

Thanks Moonie. I'm downloading it anyway as a second OS on my machine. I still might have them send me a CD ROM anyhow because I have a line on a refurbished laptop without the OS. Without the OS installed I can get the laptop for less than what a couple of payments on a new one would be.



Ax, this will help you too, just in case Ubuntu Support Forum you can always buzz me back in case any assistance is required.



I will let you know. In a couple of months I'll be able to get the laptop.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice




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