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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1983 times:
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So since my laptop died, I haven't had a computer...well, until today. I pulled my old Pentium II 400 Mhz out of the dust and installed Windows 2000. Sitting here with IE 5.0 and just downloaded SP4. Man I hope I can afford a new computer soon.  rotfl 


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User currently offlineMichlis From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Wow! Pulling it out the dust? More like an archelogical dig!


If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

aincent history is more like it.. How well is it working?

Wait.. a.net loads so it can't be THAT screwed up..



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1963 times:



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 2):
Wait.. a.net loads so it can't be THAT screwed up..

Much to the chagrin of the rest of a.nutters...  duck 



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
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Actually it is working surprisingly well. Probably because I have nothing installed on it and plan on keeping it that way. Installing MSN, AIM, OpenOffice, and (already did) Firefox.


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

No kidding, that thing will work very well for you since it has Windows 2000 on it. I still run 2000 on all of my Windows-based machines at home (3 of them) even though they are much more modern hardware than yours. It has much lower system overhead than XP and will run most of the same software. Have fun!

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9119 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4):
Actually it is working surprisingly well. Probably because I have nothing installed on it and plan on keeping it that way. Installing MSN, AIM, OpenOffice, and (already did) Firefox.

Duh, that could be too much already! Big grin

Ah well, the good old times with the Pentium II... wait, I never owned one! I only had a C64, then C128, Amiga 1000, then Pentium III Big grin


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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Oh, I forgot to mention, I still have a PII with 256mb of RAM and no hard drive running Knoppix from a live CD. It's the machine I use when I need to go to websites I am not familiar with or I am just surfing around. If it ever were to pick up a virus, I simply reboot it and have a fresh OS install.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1911 times:



Quoting Queso (Reply 7):
Oh, I forgot to mention, I still have a PII with 256mb of RAM and no hard drive running Knoppix from a live CD. It's the machine I use when I need to go to websites I am not familiar with or I am just surfing around. If it ever were to pick up a virus, I simply reboot it and have a fresh OS install.

Yeah, and we know what websites you would be "surfing around" on with a set up like that.  Wink


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1906 times:



Quoting KROC (Reply 8):
Yeah, and we know what websites you would be "surfing around" on with a set up like that.

Gotta keep up with news in the Middle East somehow, DirecTV doesn't offer AlJazeera.  Cool


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
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Quoting Queso (Reply 7):
Oh, I forgot to mention, I still have a PII with 256mb of RAM and no hard drive running Knoppix from a live CD. It's the machine I use when I need to go to websites I am not familiar with or I am just surfing around. If it ever were to pick up a virus, I simply reboot it and have a fresh OS install.

I was considering using a Linux build, but I've tried it in the past and can never get wireless networking to work right. So Windows it was  Smile



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1893 times:



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 10):
I've tried it in the past and can never get wireless networking to work right.

Yeah, if Linux/Knoppix has a weakness, that's it. The wireless networking support sucks. You just have to find a fairly generic card to use with it. I have an old D-Link PCMCIA card that works well in my laptop and a 11mbps no-name that works in the PII.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

They sure don't make hardware like they used. My motherboard crapped out on my 2.4Ghz machine a few weeks ago. I dug my old PIII 450Mhz machine out, and fired it up. sure enough it still works. I'm even running XP on it quite well. Soon, once I decide I need to shell out money on computer shit (I hate spending money on it) I'll buy a new motherboard and get my 2.4Ghz machine running again.


Kris



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
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Quoting Queso (Reply 11):
Yeah, if Linux/Knoppix has a weakness, that's it. The wireless networking support sucks. You just have to find a fairly generic card to use with it. I have an old D-Link PCMCIA card that works well in my laptop and a 11mbps no-name that works in the PII.

Oh well. I'll live with Windows for now  Smile



“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, an
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1881 times:



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 13):
Oh well. I'll live with Windows for now

I would too, my friend.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1835 times:



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4):
Probably because I have nothing installed on it and plan on keeping it that way



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4):
Installing MSN, AIM, OpenOffice, and (already did) Firefox.

So much for having NOTHING installed on it  Silly

I still remember what our PENTIUM computer looked like (Not Pentium II)... That damn thing was bigger than my XPS 710


User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Do you guys remember when DOS was cool????

c:/pacman.exe

file names like that - classic!


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8773 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1816 times:



Quoting Jasondn (Reply 16):
Do you guys remember when DOS was cool????

Yup, I believe this was my "civ.bat":

@echo off
cd civilization
civ.exe



 biggrin 

BTW, I'm posting from an AMD Athlon @1300 MHz with a 10GB IBM harddrive... and a 5 1/4" floppy drive.  Silly



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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1786 times:



Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
So since my laptop died, I haven't had a computer...well, until today. I pulled my old Pentium II 400 Mhz out of the dust and installed Windows 2000. Sitting here with IE 5.0 and just downloaded SP4. Man I hope I can afford a new computer soon.

I still have the Mobo, processor, and old hard drive from my Pentium I 233 MHz machine sitting in my closet... I even have all the original software that came with it (this is circa 1997). And a spare case on top of that...

I'm thinking about getting it up and running for no other reason than this is America and I can Big grin



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I have a 1.7Ghz AMD something or other in my garage, looks more like a Cartridge for the old Nintendo's than a processor Big grin

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Heres a good story, Keep in mind this happened in November last year!!

Im pretty up with computers etc.....anyway this lady i used to work with asked how to get the internet so i explained to here and she said she didnt have any of the icons or start button, so i though she might have an apple so explained to her what to do.

She came back to me the next day and said she still couldnt figure it out, so i said i would go around to her house, got around there and the computer was sitting there ancient as a mummy.

Booted it up and it came up with Microsoft Windows 3.0!!!!!! i was kind of in disbelief that anyone could have it   

Cut it a long story short, told her to throw it in the bin along with the old BIG floppy discs that she had a collection of and buy a small laptop for herself which she enjoys more hahaha.

But i remember using 3.0 in primary school 14/15 years ago, brings back the earliest memories of computers!

[Edited 2008-01-09 17:50:53]


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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1760 times:



Quoting Aloges (Reply 17):
BTW, I'm posting from an AMD Athlon @1300 MHz with a 10GB IBM harddrive... and a 5 1/4" floppy drive.

Dude! We need to start a thread and to see who can make a post on A.net using the most modest equipment with the oldest OS!!! That might be fun!


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Can you do that stuff to laptops? Like pull out the mothaboard (yes, purposely misspelled) and add stuff like an S Video port and update the video/sound cards? If not, I really need to get a new laptop.


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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

That sucks that your laptop did an Anna Nicole. I remember when that happened to my first laptop. Pentium II was the DC 3 of processors. It took a licking and kept on ticking. At the time, many reviewers like P II over the then bargain basement Celeron. Back in the day, I said Pentium should have slapped the Celeron on the P II and they would have had a winner back then. My desktop P II is still in my kitchen where my kitten sometimes jumps on the keyboard andmakes biscuits. Both my first laptop and that desktop were Compaq which were lemons save for that P II processor. Hopefully with our economy tanking there will be laptop bargains. Research C-Net, Pc Magazine online and avoid Compaq/HP products like the plague, Mitt Romney and Ralph Nader and you should be in like Flint!


I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21522 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1714 times:



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 22):
Can you do that stuff to laptops? Like pull out the mothaboard (yes, purposely misspelled) and add stuff like an S Video port and update the video/sound cards?

Almost always the answer is unfortunately "no". Laptop motherboards are usually custom designed for the respective computer model (and the outer shell to the respective motherboard) and cannot be replaced with a newer one. Inflexibility is the primary disadvantage of laptops versus desktop machines.


25 Post contains images Zippyjet : That, I remember from my first Laptop which was a Comp USA brand which in reality was a very low end Compaq model. It did have an excellent 13 inch s
26 Post contains images VonRichtofen : Oh my god you just brought back memories Anybody play the Lucasfilm Flight simulators like Battle of Britain or Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe? C:>c
27 Post contains images KaiGywer : Wow, this looks weird. Got the computer home (I set it up at Katie's place earlier). It sure looks weird to have this ancient computer hooked up to a
28 Post contains images Aloges : Hm. In that case, I shall bang my head against the wall (or whallop myself upside it, whichever you'd rather) for I finally parted with my old 75MHz
29 Queso : I think I've got ya beat. I have an old IBM 286 running Windows 3.1 I keep lying around to program radios because there is no updated version of the
30 Dougloid : This is a really interesting discussion. My first computer was an Apple MacIIVX, and it served me well until 1999 when I replaced it with an IBM Aptiv
31 Post contains images Michlis : Did Compaq ever make a high-end computer?
32 Airlinelover : I've never recommended, nor will I ever recommend a Compaq. They're junk. Even HP buying them didn't fix that..
33 SBBRTech : LOL. That's great. Did she dump the thing? In 2006 this ramper (good guy but technologically clueless) came by with a laptop asking for some help wit
34 Post contains images ManuCH : DOS directory names can only be up to 8 characters long
35 YOWza : May I suggest you install ubuntu? Unless you need any progams that are windows only ubuntu provides everything you need, it's free and runs beautiful
36 Post contains images Aloges : I suppose that thing must be about as old as I am, so yes you do have me beat! Oh, damn... it's been far too long! "cd civ" it must have been.
37 KaiGywer : I tried that before, and it doesn't recognize my wireless card
38 Post contains links Dougloid : KDS is Korean Data Systems. I bought one of their Avitron monitors in 1999 because it had a Trinitron tube (nice stuff) but every once in a while the
39 Post contains images ORFflyer : We ahve a few old Z-248's in the back LAB. None of our techs would even try to get them ion the internet for me though. Z-248's were all over Navy shi
40 Klaus : That looks like an occasional high-voltage discharge due to insufficient insulation and/or too much dust and grime on the tube around the anode conne
41 Dougloid : Dang it Klaus, you're too smart for your own good. Is everyone in Germany as smart as y'all? That's exactly what it did. Fact is, I exchanged the mon
42 Post contains images Klaus : Merely some experience accumulated with a few CRTs over the years... Of course you know that extreme caution is required when opening one up for both
43 Ryan h : All the old stuff in our house was gotten rid of a long time ago. Dad whinges when someone asks him to fix an old computer as they are slow and the ol
44 Dougloid : Yes....having shot the occasional television out in the desert...one of our cultural icons, Mr. Presley, was an exponent of the art of destroying cat
45 Greasespot : Ahhh the pc evolution......My first(that I bought and not my parents) was a 486....then I bought a P90 chips and mothorboard....then I bought a P90 no
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