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Gansangriff

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  1. For actual voice-chatting, Teamspeak 2 can be used too, even on Windows 98! Public servers worldwide exist, which can be connected to without much effort. The codecs of TS2 might sound a bit old fashioned though, but they are efficent.
  2. @Mr.Scienceman2000 Netsurf is the browser for a nearly extinct species: Amiga users! It's nice to have small browsers that still get updates like Netsurf around, but on Windows XP there are more alternatives. The Pentium 3 is more than enough for Netsurf, using only 15 MB RAM here. The TLS-updated Netscape 9 with 25 MB has a better compatibility and customisability however (my prefered choice on Windows 98 computers and weak Windows XP systems, like the 400 MHz Celeron). New Moon (NoSSE or SSE-only) would be the next step to try out, but that gives the 20-year old machine a tough time on some
  3. No!!! I'm not paying for Windows 10! I have to be paid to use it. A lot of money to be honest. Else Linux for new computers.
  4. "Back to work!" it wants to tell you. No distractions allowed. Maybe someone in the local area used MSFN too often. Which could mean, that you have another MSFN Agent in your neighborhood! Maybe it's the judge himself... Or do these Cisco Meraki clouds get their data from everywhere? Like a global blocklist? Hopefully the reason behind MSFNs appearance there is not, that the forum is under constant spam attack! Showing some spam links to the outside of course.
  5. Oh dear, this will be no fun at all to install a floppy based vintage Windows directly on the hard disk of a modern computer. You better get an old computer from the old times for that. Expensive however... But maybe your goals are different. What are you trying to achieve? Just for the curiosity about how the first Windows looked like? Maybe virtual machines (VMs) are your rescue. Dosbox? VirtualBox? I doubt that this way of putting all the floppy disks into one ISO works. VMs usually have an option to "eject" floppy disks while the system is runnnig. With that, you could insert the
  6. Give me a chance to reply! In the honour of the city planners. Jaclaz, your feeling about city planning architects is very understandable! Cities are burning a lot of money on "city development concepts". And some of them are downright terrible. About 10 years ago, Hildesheim (German city) complained about not having a shopping mall in the center (every city has to have one nowadays to attract loads of visitors). Now where to place it? 15 minutes away from the train station in a second parallel street next to the main pedestrian zone, not even visible from the main street. Hannover (a cit
  7. The economy by ship had their place in history. Especially when we see, how many big cities (without being next to the sea) have grown near rivers. But in fact, it's "obsolete" and causes some cities to drown regularly. That's what I meant with that (okay, they were not all fools). A today's city architect would plan differently nowadys.
  8. @ArcticFoxie: I'd wish it for my parents too, and they have a bit more than 10 years until their retirement. That they get enough retirement income to live properly. But everyone under 30, if you think "work, work, work" works, and the state pays for you in the end, please awake from that dream! I can assure you that finance and economy are much bigger topics for the kids now and the 18-year-olds I know will definetly not be fooled by the retirement system. They don't want to pay for the mistakes of the old people. The stupid will pay, so better not be one of them. Arm yourself with knowledge!
  9. @Mr.Scienceman2000: I feel the same on may things you wrote there. A whole house is just too expensive. It's not a realistic goal to achieve with a "normal" work when you have to start your finances from scratch. Except through making debts, which goes against my principles. But what you can do with little money (that you don't need otherwise) is put it on gold and silver. At least 100 years ago, people where able to buy houses "for an apple and an egg" then, when the money was worth nothing anymore and the desperation to get true values were big.
  10. @Dixel: Unfortuneatly, 30 years earlier, I didn't even exist, so I'm not a primary source on that topic. But why not chatting about the financial situation here, in Germany... It's not all down to inflation. Food is cheap. Computers too (especially used ones). But the houses and renting prices must have grown massively from what I can hear old people saying. Maybe the change to the Euro in 2001 has made a big difference compared with the US dollar. I don't think old grumpy people were rambling without reason, "how everything got expensive". They calculate it back to the former currency, D
  11. I used to help 1000 students to connect to the wireless university network. In 80% of problem cases, removing the saved network configuration on the Windows 10 control panel helped. It should be under "WLAN" (or some similar translation...). Some Windows installations are completly stuck. Bugs happen randomly somewhere. And nobody knows, what the actual problem is. Re-installing might be the quickest solution in some hard cases. Maybe we have to take a look at the customers router too (if other wireless networks work fine with that laptop). Maybe you could login into the router and c
  12. The current Linux Mint might be too fat for the 10-year-old machine with a standard HDD. Maybe your computer gets to the limit already through booting this Linux! Sometimes there is no harmony between the graphics driver and Linux, too. Sometimes, you are just unlucky to have an incompatible hardware. However first, a computer that old has to be cleaned. Get some screwdrivers and open it up. Aside from that, you could look for a smaller Linux. Xubuntu with Xfce maybe? I use Salix with Xfce, but that's not the easiest to use and some programs are missing.
  13. Plus the inflation of the currency! 40.000 dollars in 1980 aren't 40.000 dollars in 2020.
  14. Is overheating a problem of Linux, or was it there before you installed Linux on it? Tell us more about your laptop. Unfortuneatly, computers have to be cleaned sometimes from dust. Some high-performance systems are also vulnerable to overheating because of the thermal paste on the processor is getting old.
  15. Math is too complicated! Let's do this more practical: List some details of all the files in the WIndows folder. We are looking for the date "Last changed" especially. Some files are much older, like the standard background images, dating 1.11.93 (maybe they were present in Windows 3.11 already). But look at the oldest folders. Some folders have undergone changes of course, but most of them should have the exact minute, when your Windows 98 CD was rattling in the disk drive and creating them. In my case, the installation of my machine took place at the 25th February 2015 between exact 16:13 o'
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