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    Second Display: XP vs. 7

    Could not get an Acer TM 6592 (Intel mb chipset video) to properly enable a second display. Unit has a custom XP install (ex Olympics re-image) and I could get a Win desktop display on the second...
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    Feel sad for Vigneault, less so for Kesler....

    Feel sad for Vigneault, less so for Kesler. Vancouver biases.
  3. Thread: Whoopsie

    by DanceMan
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    My first reaction to the Google cars (much...

    My first reaction to the Google cars (much different than the few features on this Volvo) were negative, given my own biases for control, like a manual trans. But give this 15 or 20 years when I'll...
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    I've read that Win 10 includes a utility for...

    I've read that Win 10 includes a utility for reverting to the previous install. Following this intently because I have a new laptop with 8.1 that I have not used yet because of 8.1 -- haven't had...
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    Nothing but silence from Vancouver. Now watching...

    Nothing but silence from Vancouver. Now watching the IIHF games when I get the chance.:(
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    Haven't tried 10 but I have a new laptop that...

    Haven't tried 10 but I have a new laptop that will be upgraded to 10 as soon as it's released.

    On the subject of browsers, using Pale Moon now. It's cooperating nicely with my FF extensions.
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    I don't know if the realization has penetrated MS...

    I don't know if the realization has penetrated MS yet, but this could be the beginning of the end for Windows as the dominant OS. If some there know they wouldn't be broadcasting it to the public....
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    The current huge drives are great, but if one...

    The current huge drives are great, but if one dies on you (and if you don't think they do, read the reviews on Newegg) you lose a lot of stuff really quickly. If you don't have it on two separate...
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    I was quite sceptical, until I watched that...

    I was quite sceptical, until I watched that video. The emphasis they've put on both quiet and cost, and partnering with CoolerMaster for production, changed my opinion. You would still need a case...
  10. Thread: Passwordbox

    by DanceMan
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    Have you tried KeePass? I haven't used it, or any...

    Have you tried KeePass? I haven't used it, or any of the others, but I've seen it over the years as one of the more popular open source utilities.

    Following your quest with interest.
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    If you go with Vista there are mods that address...

    If you go with Vista there are mods that address some of the issues that made users dislike it. Googling will find them. I've used Win 7 Enterprise on old Thinkpad Pentium M (Centrino) 1.3G laptops...
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    You do realize that XP is no longer supported...

    You do realize that XP is no longer supported with security updates by Microsoft?

    Windows 7 is a much better choice both for security and for containing all needed drivers within the basic...
  13. Thread: Windows 10???

    by DanceMan
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    Interesting. Legacy code bites again.

    Interesting. Legacy code bites again.
  14. Thread: Windows 10???

    by DanceMan
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    As they are saying, Seven Ate Nine. But some...

    As they are saying, Seven Ate Nine.

    But some are saying "Nein."
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    You got it. I had read the model number while it...

    You got it. I had read the model number while it was upside down in the case and mistook an S for a 5. Sent off a support query to Gigabyte and got a quick response pointing me to the correct one.
    ...
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    Or a switch?

    Or a switch?
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    I can forget flashing the bios. The motherboard...

    I can forget flashing the bios. The motherboard doesn't exist on Gigabyte's site and can't even be found on google. Some manufacturers used to at least have an achive for older gear. Can't find one...
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    Thanks Midknyte, I'll read that page. I tried a...

    Thanks Midknyte, I'll read that page. I tried a Win boot usb against all the bios options with the same result, and then burned a dvd. Haven't touched that computer in several years, so the obvious...
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    Older desktop motherboard boot from USB

    Gigabyte GA-M785M-S2H motherboard, AMD X2 3800+ cpu

    Currently has Open Suse 11.1 x64, trying to install Linux Mint from a usb stick, and it's not booting. I checked the usb stick in an old x86...
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    If you go to the article Huge has linked, you...

    If you go to the article Huge has linked, you will find a link to a site that will check your email address against a list. I did and mine appears not be on the list.

    Thanks, Huge.
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    Breaking news or broken news?

    Breaking news or broken news?
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    Or improve the linux drivers for your gpus.

    Or improve the linux drivers for your gpus.
  23. The other basic test that's advisable and easy to...

    The other basic test that's advisable and easy to do: run Memtest 86+ to check your memory. It boots with its own OS from a cd or flash drive. The Ultimate Boot CD contains that and most every other...
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    The Budget Motherboard they'll never make

    For years I've thought that if I were a manufacturer of budget motherboards, I'd make a desktop board with four sodimm memory slots. Why? Because the world is awash in smaller capacity sodimms that...
  25. Thread: JuKI 7100

    by DanceMan
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    Bring out your dead........................;)

    Bring out your dead........................;)
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