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Everything posted by blackturbokitty

  1. I tried linux and it was awful. I'll never use that as a desktop OS. Though I will use it to run a web server.

  2. That sounds like a great idea.. Though I move my eyes a lot and wouldnt the cursor disapear everytime I blink? I blink a lot as far as I know. and I move my eyes around the screen a lot since sometimes I have to scan with my eyes to see certain things.
  3. About my only experience with config.sys was to tell Windows 98 setup where to find himem.sys so that it could open up the setup program... oh man, what a pain.
  4. Thanks. I think this should solve the problem.
  5. Just posted something to my Facebook timeline, though it doesnt appear, yet someone saw it and clicked like on it. Yeah, whatever Facebook. Slipshod as always

  6. What is this grub4dos supposed to do? It appears that it's a boot loader.
  7. I actually saw that page when I was searching on the internet for how I could do this. Though other than that all I could find was tutorials telling me how to boot into DOS with a floppy disk, which I can't do since floppy disks arent available... I know that optiplex gx260 can support USB booting with a BIOS upgrade. It doesnt support it as is, I tried. As for booting with the grub thingy, the OS I'm currently running on the Optiplex is Windows XP Proffesional. I wouldnt mind learning more about that method you mentioned.
  8. I want to upgrade my Dell Optiplex GX260 BIOS so that it can boot via USB Flash drive. Though every resource I can find tells me you need a blank floppy disk. I can't find floppy disks anywhere and far as I know they whent the way of the dinosores years ago. Does anyone have any idea how I can do this using a more modern method?
  9. I lived and developed WPI on a 466MhZ w\256 megs ram for over a year on XP. While slow it was acceptable at the time. I ment how the Windows XP OS runs today. Software in general tends to expand. This includes the updates, your browser of choice etc. The last OS I ran with 256 mb of memory was Windows 98. The amount of memory that wouldve been okay at one time, is totally different today. Running Windows XP with less than 512 mb of memory causes an excessive amount of paging.
  10. I removed the Flash plugins from my computers. Everything runs so much better :)

  11. Today I installed windows classic sound schemes for Windows XP. I got it because I was geting bored of the Windows XP sound scheme. I tend to use the Windows 2000 one because it's nicer. Though I listened to the Windows 98 start up sound and I felt so sad, I could never use that one. Windows 95 gave me warm feelings of nostalgia, though it was sort of sickening. Windows 3.1.... well I had no idea that had sounds and I never used Windows 3.1 anyways. So what do you think? Do Windows OS you used many years ago make you nostalgic?
  12. My netbook was an upgrade compared to what I'm used to.

  13. oh hi. Windows 2k. Long time no see

  14. Your single core software will run just fine on a multicore CPU. In fact, everything will run better, since the single thread software will only use one core. As someone mentioned before, games love multi-core cpu's, even the single threaded games since the game pretty much has it's own core most of the time while the other cores pay attention to the other background services. You'll notice your older games will be smoother and they will run insanely fast.
  15. I ussually call the small USB mass storage device a thumb drive. Any hard drives that plug into a USB port is a USB hard drive.
  16. What's on my mind? Well, I highly doubt most people read profiles. That's what I think right now...

    1. Tripredacus


      you don't really have a lot of info on your profile. :P

  17. I know from experience that it runs like crap on 256 mb of memory. I've seen it many times.
  18. As much as I dislike google with a passion and refuse to use their services in a active way, I dont really understand what the problem is. The best thing you can do to stop Google is not use their services. Most of their services suck anyways. They've been doing so many dumb things that more and more people are throwing them in the metaphorical waste bin.
  19. I dont think so really, even though everyone and their dog uses Facebook, it's pretty useless in the greater scheme of things.
  20. It's surprisingly very easy to avoid viruses. These are some good points to keep in mind: 1. Try to keep your operating system up to date as much as possible. You're just asking for trouble running a Windows OS that Microsoft no longer provides updates for. Windows XP and on does all of this for you if you remember to set to automatically download the updates. 2. Run up to date viruse scanner from a reputable company. Leave it's real time shields enabled. 3. Dont use Internet Explorer. It never was secure and never will be. Besides, things work better in pretty much every other browser and your safer from viruses. 4. Be careful what you install and if it seems very strange, dont use it. 5. Be careful what you click on. 6. Avoid porn, and sites providing torrents or warez as much as possible. 7. Facebook applications and games can be full of viruses, you should pretty much avoid most of those. They provide no value anyways.
  21. Well, with such a vague OP I'm not sure how I should answer your question. Though if you could care less about games, get Windows XP. It's stable and it still receives Windows updates, even now... it downloaded updates just the other day. However if you would like the latest and greatest video cards and games you should get Windows 7. Though make sure you read about the different flavours of Windows 7 and avoid netbooks if you're a newbie as those are slow as anything and you might be disappointed if you dont understand their limitations.
  22. I remember using Windows Vista business 64 bit on a computer at school. It was nice. Though then again all I was doing on it was office 2007. I'm not sure how it runs elsewhere.
  23. Yeah your right actually. I miss read the date. Thought it said 2009. I dont normally see dates formatted like that. I usually use this forum as a reference for years actually. I find there's a lot of good information on here.
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