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#1 Axman

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:56 PM

Well, that was 3 days without my internet. The power supply unit in my computer quit on me and I had to wait until today to buy a new one! :clap:
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:04 PM

Grrrr - no fun. But glad you are back in action!

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:00 PM

Computer troubles suck! But for some reason your title gave me a highly amusing and bizarre image of an animated evil undead laptop...
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:11 PM

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:04 AM

Well, it was a $30 part with 15 minutes of installation time, I'm good to go! Considering that this computer is made up of pieces of my older computers that keep morphing into a Frankenputer it's only a matter of time before some of the older parts give up the ghost.

Edited by Axman, 09 August 2008 - 11:07 AM.

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 09 August 2008 - 01:20 PM

Aaah the Frankenputer..... Where would we be without them? That's about all I have ever used!
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 01:25 PM

Aaah the Frankenputer..... Where would we be without them? That's about all I have ever used!



Some of the components are 10 years old. My hard drive was bought back in 2000. I'm even still using Windblows 98.
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 09 August 2008 - 01:38 PM

The one I'm on now has an AMD processor and running Windows XP Profesional. About 2 years old and does what is needed.

But sitting across the table is an older one with a Pentium 2 that is also running Windows 98. Still use it from time to time online.

Downstairs is an even older one that is used every so often to get my e-mail. I also use it with my EPROM Burner when I am doing some machine level work. It's an old 386 machine running Windows 3.11 and DOS 6.2

And finally retired and used only for sentimental reasons like when I want to recall just how far we've come, I have an old IBM XT running DOS 3.3. That baby has a "huge" 10 Meg (Not a typo!) Hard drive that still works! And it's dual 5 1/4" floppy drive! It even has a few games on it, gotta love the monochromatic graphics!
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:06 PM

My computer is 2003 model and since 2007 Jan I am a complete Linux user...... and yes, that has made a big difference as well.
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:09 PM

My computer is 2003 model and since 2007 Jan I am a complete Linux user...... and yes, that has made a big difference as well.


I've never really had much of a problem with 98 it's the hardware that usually gives out. I would like to use some Linux sometime but while my old copy of 98 is still working I will keep it. I have Linux Debian on a CD but it's not the easiest to install and the installation guide that came with it is not very clear. I've attempted to install it several times but I am unable to master it. Maybe someday I'll just break down and get a copy of Lindows (I think it's called something else now.). Unless I decide to just get a Mac.

Edited by Axman, 10 August 2008 - 05:11 PM.

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

#11 Axman

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:24 PM

After a yahoo search I find that Linspire is the new name. Unfortunately my printer is the only peripheral device supported by Linspire. No using my scanner or digital camera or my DSL modem.
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 11 August 2008 - 12:48 AM

Glad you're back Axman.
Get a MAC. No problems:)
You should hear the words that come out of the mouth of hubby every once in a while at his PC!
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 02:53 AM

You should hear the words that come out of the mouth of hubby every once in a while at his PC!

Not if you are a Linux user :weeee:
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:10 PM

I'll pass that info onto hubby. I told him that I had heard that from a friend but, since I'm such a computer-dummy he didn't take it seriously. He might listen to you.;)
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 05:11 PM

Like I said, I have few problems with 98, it's the outdated hardware that's finally giving out. This time it was the power supply which I have never had to replace on any of my past computers. I still have the old empty towers complete with power supplies but none of them are ATX power supplies, they're early AT supplies. If I could find a Mac with a decent payment plan I'd consider it before switching to Linux because my peripherals are compatible with Macs and not Linux. I'm sure I'll still have this machine a few years down the road so I might just get a laptop as a backup.
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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