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Windows 7: Just when you thought it was safe.....

29 Mar 2013   #31
Lady Fitzgerald

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I started with a tent in 1962. That was a lot of fun. The touring trailer was a BIG step up into the creature comforts. It was easy to pull and to store.
I never got past the tent stage. Someday, if I can get some of my health back, I want to move full time into a travel trailer.
For full time I would prefer a 5th wheeler. Easier to pull and more space. But you need at least a 3/4 ton pickup with a heafty diesel engine.
That's one of the reasons I don't want a fiver. The truck it would take to lug it around would be drinking fuel like an 18 wheeler even when I wouldn't be towing, which would be most of the time since I wouldn't be moving more than 2-4 times a year for less than 200 miles (if that). Then there are the steps inside the fiver. Going up and down them would get old in a hurry.
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29 Mar 2013   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You got a few points there. But for towing any size trailer you will need a pickup or BIG SUV too. Today's passenger cars pull nothing. Too bad there is no diesel fuel for the modern turbo diesels in this country. Those engines are very economical. In Germany, even a Mercedes can get 40 to 50 miles per gallon with such an engine. But you need modern diesel fuel.
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29 Mar 2013   #33
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I started out camping with just an army surplus sleeping bag someone gave me in 1964. Progressed thru tents to a popup, then moved up to a Travel Trailer in 1997.

We're now on our 3rd Travel Trailer and have a hefty 3/4T diesel truck to pull it!

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29 Mar 2013   #34
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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You got a few points there. But for towing any size trailer you will need a pickup or BIG SUV too. Today's passenger cars pull nothing. Too bad there is no diesel fuel for the modern turbo diesels in this country. Those engines are very economical. In Germany, even a Mercedes can get 40 to 50 miles per gallon with such an engine. But you need modern diesel fuel.
The trailer I've been eyeing can be easily be pulled with a Tundra. I plan on upgrading my current F150 to an F150 Ecoboost. Thirstier than a Mercedes but far more economical than what it would take to pull a fiver.
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29 Mar 2013   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Tundra is a nice truck and very capable. Has this beautiful V8 of the Lexus (tuned down). That would be better than any old Ford. For trailers you have a huge choice. But all the better ones are very expensive - e.g. the Airstreams.
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29 Mar 2013   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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The Tundra is a nice truck and very capable. Has this beautiful V8 of the Lexus (tuned down). That would be better than any old Ford. For trailers you have a huge choice. But all the better ones are very expensive - e.g. the Airstreams.
An F150 isn't any old Ford. The F150 has a better tow rating than the Tundra.

For me, the selection of TTs (Travel Trailers) isn't all that great. I need quite a bit of space for all my computer crap...er...equipment for starters.
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29 Mar 2013   #37
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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John, you hit the nail on the head. I stocked up with a couple of extra Windows 7 licenses and an Office 2010 license for 3 users. In the future I will have my desktops custom built (if I need any). I would love to build them myself, but with my bad eyesight I cannot see the itty bitty screws, LOL.

And then there is always my Mint Mate which I love. One day I may run that as the host and Windows 7 as the guest for the few things where I have better programs in Windows.

Btw, since a few years I do not watch TV any more in the US. Cannot stand these commercials. We only have basic TV now because the wife wants to watch a few SODs. And she records them and skips the commercials.

In Germany that is different. There I have commercial free TV stations, lots of them and from a dozen countries.
Sorry about the eyes mate and just as an idea what about getting some of those surgeons magnifying headsets I don't know how much they would cost or even a pair of the magnifiers we use in the emergency room for spotting foreign objects in eyes they are just really good and the ones with really good light sources and the LED powered type ones type honestly would keep you up to it for a long time . I think even the jewellers ones would be handy too.
Some examples TRIXES 20x Magnifier Magnifying Eye Glass Loupe Jeweler with LED Light Repair

headset magnifying glasses | eBay

Medical Magnifier&head Light - Buy Medical Magnifying Glass,Medical Magnifying Glass,Magnifier Medical Loupe Magnifying Product on Alibaba.com

Amazon.com: Bausch & Lomb Magna Visor with Lens Set: Health & Personal Care
I have German friend in town who does a lot of lapidary work and uses these sorts of magnifiers ans swears by them
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29 Mar 2013   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks John for the suggestions. I actually have one set of glasses that magnify and I can see little things pretty well with it. What I have not found yet is a set of glasses that lets me see well at a distance which I would need for driving. On a good day when it is not too sunny, I can still drive, but as soon as there is bright light (sun or headlights coming at me), I have a problem. Sunglasses help a bit, but of course not at night.

For the work on my 22" screen I am OK. I set the DPI to 150% and that works well. I will be happy if it does not get any worse. But there is no guarantee.
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30 Mar 2013   #39
EricTheO

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
News Flash: Trailer/RV Enthusiasts Hijack Thread!

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water this sort of crap comes up. Well if what it is saying is true and Windows is going to be tablet based then I for one will go Linux and they can stick it

With Windows Blue comes fear of desktop's demise | Microsoft - CNET News

I shall not be getting rid of my machines in my lifetime thats for sure as for those tablets what a crock.....
- Eric
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30 Mar 2013   #40
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water this sort of crap comes up. Well if what it is saying is true and Windows is going to be tablet based then I for one will go Linux and they can stick it

With Windows Blue comes fear of desktop's demise | Microsoft - CNET News

I shall not be getting rid of my machines in my lifetime thats for sure as for those tablets what a crock.....
- Eric
Uh...This is the Chillout Room so, like, chill out?
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