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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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Thread: Windows 10???

    by DanceMan
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    Interesting. Legacy code bites again.

    Interesting. Legacy code bites again.
  8. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Thread: JuKI 7100

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

    Bring out your dead........................;)
  20. If you can get hold of an old video card from an...

    If you can get hold of an old video card from an obsolete computer, one being trashed or recycled, even an old PCI slot video card from the pre-AGP era, you could diagnose this. At least in the past...
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    Like Android, Chrome OS is apparently based on...

    Like Android, Chrome OS is apparently based on linux, and I assume that like Android, parts of it are closed source. I read that this Acer has a second ram slot. so it could get a memory boost, and...
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    You bought a #$%*** Chromebook?

    I did, a refurb from NE, for one specific purpose. I've been taking old Thinkpads to work, originally compact X-31's, but after killing two of those, much heavier T-40 or T-41's. All have been old...
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    I tried it after that last big change in FF, but...

    I tried it after that last big change in FF, but at least with my package of extensions, it crashed so often I stopped using it.

    As for FF, most of my computers are on ESR now. Some sites won't...
  24. Worse than merely bad.

    Worse than merely bad.
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    I don't have a computer running at usb3, but...

    I don't have a computer running at usb3, but there is a huge difference between usb 1 (actually 1.1) and usb 2.
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