VOGONS

Common searches


Search results

Display options

Re: IBM Aptiva 2176-352 build

Don't get your statement about "73GB 15k SCA drives are ideal for Win98" - what exactly is it that makes a drive ideal for w98? Are you talking access time/speed, size, interface type or something else? Speed (no IDE bottleneck). Reliability (enterprise drives, the Fujitsu ones are really quiet, …

Re: IBM Aptiva 2176-352 build

Why not use SCSI? A 29160 or 39320 is (still) cheap, has its own BIOS, and 73GB 15k SCA drives are ideal for Win98, and still cheap, although the market already is drying out, so the prices have already begun to increase. I can think of several reasons not to, the first being noise. Old scsi drives …

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

in Milliways
Claris wrote on 2021-11-12, 22:13: As someone who stays on the high end of hardware, The amount of bloat and unoptimization in software hasn't regularly had a chance to hit me. Fast computers also suffer from crap software, you may not notice it, but the drag on the system is there.

Re: How over powered are modern PCs?

in Milliways
I'm doing fine with a 10'ish year old desktop (i7 2600), could do with a lot slower actually. The most straining activity is running iridium (necessary evil...). There is no need to upgrade (for many years) as the software used is well written.

Re: What phone do you use currently?

in Milliways
Kalle wrote on 2021-10-29, 23:06: Nokia 2610, actually two of them. One of them I've had since 2007 or so. I guess it shows that I'm not into phones. If I can call and occasionally text someone, it's enough for me. Depends on what one is after, a "phone call platform" or an "app platform"...

Re: Interview with "last XP fan"

in Milliways
I almost forgot one that is a real doozy... This has happened a massive number of times. 1. Send out email instructions that have been reviewed and tested by multiple people. 2. User calls asking how to do something that is very clear per the instructions sent out. 3. Ask user if they read the …

Re: Interview with "last XP fan"

in Milliways
I almost forgot one that is a real doozy... This has happened a massive number of times. 1. Send out email instructions that have been reviewed and tested by multiple people. 2. User calls asking how to do something that is very clear per the instructions sent out. 3. Ask user if they read the …

Re: New to the hobby, soldering anxiety

in Milliways
Phoe wrote on 2021-10-26, 23:48: Yeah doing it on the dining table is already pushing it for me wrt kitchen proximity, I don't think I'd want to do it on the stove haha Would of course need to remove any nearby food or kitchen stuff before using the stove area... Last time I were soldering I sat on …

Re: New to the hobby, soldering anxiety

in Milliways
Dont be afraid of the lead. If you buy a fumes extractor with a filther, then you will be allright. Use that and solder with ventilation, and there is no reason to be afraid. Also, wash hands in soap after you are done soldering. Never drink or eat food when you solder. Fume extractors are great, …

Re: Browsers, XP, Linux, Mint, everything

Lubuntu is light and functional enough for 1GB RAM. Lubuntu used to be light and functional enough for 1GB RAM, 20.xx is a pig. 18.xx is tolerable, 16.xx was last best on 1GB. Not surprised. Gone are the days when people really tried to make things run well on limited hardware. Keeping out bloat …

Page 1 of 12