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Forum: Browsers & Mail 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By michael diemer
You really need to change your email program as...

You really need to change your email program as Windows Live is essentially Dead. you will continue to have problems with it. I recommend Thundrbird. It is a desktop email, like Live, as opposed to...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By michael diemer
It's what I've been saying for years: technology...

It's what I've been saying for years: technology is making people stupider.
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 7,247
Posted By michael diemer
Yeah, it's an operating system. Most of the...

Yeah, it's an operating system. Most of the distros are too hard to set up, but there are a few user-friendly models. The best was True OS. I say was, because it is currently being forked to a server...
Forum: News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 7,247
Posted By michael diemer
If Linux is too bloated, there's always BSD. But...

If Linux is too bloated, there's always BSD. But it's not for the faint of heart.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 Sep 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By michael diemer
Try Proton Mail.

Try Proton Mail.
Forum: News 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By michael diemer
Thank you. If my computer works ok, I'll call it...

Thank you. If my computer works ok, I'll call it good and only do the Security Updates. That's what I had been doing in the wake of GWX, then a few months ago I decided to follow someone's advice and...
Forum: News 20 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By michael diemer
I am confused. What is this a preview of? I...

I am confused. What is this a preview of? I thought the September rollup already came out. In fact, I already installed it. And had to do a System Restore because it slowed my computer down so...
Forum: News 16 Sep 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 7,247
Posted By michael diemer
Right on, Sandra. I plan to continue using W7 on...

Right on, Sandra. I plan to continue using W7 on my music computer, keeping it offline most of the time, while doing my internet surfing on Linux. Which is what I already have been doing for a few...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,461
Posted By michael diemer
Hi there Swarf. I am looking forward to the next...

Hi there Swarf. I am looking forward to the next Zorin release, slated for the Fall (?). As you may remember, I had to give up on Lite 12 as it just would not work right on this machine. But I have...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Sep 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 9,461
Posted By michael diemer
I would have stopped using Windows 7 already if I...

I would have stopped using Windows 7 already if I didn't need it for my music creation software. And to keep up to speed with it so I can care for my wife's laptop. We have three computers: a Windows...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
Just to complete my detour of this thread: I have...

Just to complete my detour of this thread: I have succeeded in having a nice dual-boot of W98 and Puppy Linux. Actually, it's a triple-boot, as I have W98 on the original HDD, and two versions of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 08 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
I was fortunate in that regard, worked for social...

I was fortunate in that regard, worked for social service agencies and then State O' Maine, where mere inefficiency and incompetence were the only issues.
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
I sure don't miss braving the elements and...

I sure don't miss braving the elements and ***hole drivers first thing on a freezing Maine morning when any creature with sense would be fast asleep in its hole.
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
Yes, LF, and holidays sometimes catch you by...

Yes, LF, and holidays sometimes catch you by surprise. You get the big ones of course, but then, you're listening to the weather forecast and the weatherperson says, "going into the holiday...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
Well, I decided to try something. I removed the...

Well, I decided to try something. I removed the original CD rom and switched the jumpers on the Iomega zip CD I had installed years ago. I made it the master, and put it on the first pin connector on...
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
I checked inside the desktop, and both HDDs are...

I checked inside the desktop, and both HDDs are on the same ribbon. Similarly, both CD drives are on the same ribbon (tho a different one of course). I'm not sure what possibilities this leaves me...
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
The drive that W98 is on is 5GB, and most of it...

The drive that W98 is on is 5GB, and most of it is used up. there might just be enough to squeeze a small Linux Os on, but I can't risk messing this drive up, my wife would be livid. I would love to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
No, I installed to CD, and it works in my 10 year...

No, I installed to CD, and it works in my 10 year Gateway. It just won't work in my 20 year old Gateway. I'll have to check about whether the CD-rom is USB connected.

I may remove both CD drives...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
Only getting to your post now, snick. Last night...

Only getting to your post now, snick. Last night I figured out that with the W98 upgrade disc, you put into an already running computer, presumably running W95. I did that and it opened fine and I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
First, I hope things are better with your father....

First, I hope things are better with your father. I have 2 HDDs, the 5GB that came with it, plus a 30GB one I put in years ago as storage.

As for trying to boot from W98 disc, I was just looking...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
To return to another point Snick made, namely,...

To return to another point Snick made, namely, how is my CD connected to my computer? Well, it came with it, I did not install it. I did install a secondary Iomega Zip CD, so I could burn CD's, but...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
By all means, attend to the important stuff,...

By all means, attend to the important stuff, don't worry about my problem. I hope your father recovers quickly from whatever the problem is.

I've been looking around, this does seem to be a sticky...
Forum: Installation & Setup 02 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
Thanks Snick, that sounds like what is going on....

Thanks Snick, that sounds like what is going on. No matter what I do, it won't boot, which strongly suggests something is not right, probably due to computer's age.

I looked at the Ubuntu thread...
Forum: Installation & Setup 02 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
I did in fact install image burn, and burned an...

I did in fact install image burn, and burned an iso with it of Puppy Linux (Tahr), but it still won't boot. It tries to; you can hear it; but as you say, it eventually times out and boots W98. It's...
Forum: Installation & Setup 02 Jul 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 5,182
Posted By michael diemer
And it's always good advice to think about the...

And it's always good advice to think about the media one is using. In fact, I did try several different CD's, but at this point it really looks to be the formatting thing. I'm about to go looking for...
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