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Not sure what this is for or how it differs from a Web Site

Posted 03-03-2009 at 02:08 PM by Jim Isbell

Not knowing what this is for I will post some notes and see what surfaces.

I am 72 years old with 45+ years of experience in computers and programing starting with the IBM7070 in 1959.

I am running Linspire, Freespire, Puppy and XP on three computers in a network.

I am just starting Puppy and find it faster and easier to use than Freespire. But cannot configure my printer. Took an hour to figure out how to install Puppy and get the menu-normal.lst file properly configured. But the internet connection took 20 seconds and all the media readers were already installed and working fine. So all in all, the learning curve is far less than Linspire/Freespire was.
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    If you get hooked on trying the live cd distros it can intertain you for hours.
    Posted 03-03-2009 at 05:45 PM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
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    I too wondered what this site was for!We have forums so you would expect this to cater for specific comments or technical things! I also have been around computers for a long time - I used to log on to the Open University in 1970(was it called a Commodore PAL?), and did an HNC A3 Endorsement in Computer Engineering before microprocessors were thought of! We were taught to hand craft a computer out of discrete components. Programming ws good too! You had to write them by hand on a series of cards and take them to the 'computer room' where they were 'processed', and results of your program handed back to you through a sort of dining hatch!
    Enough of this though! I am 70 this month. I have an Asus running Xandros, but have an 8G flash card I use to invoke Puppy 3.01 whenever I feel like it. I also have a desktop with WinDoze XP but also with Ubuntu Hardy Heron which I use when I want a bit of speed. I also have an old vintage Compaq Armada with Puppy 3.01 on as well. This was pretty useless until I put Puppy on it. I have tied other distros - PCLinux(bit boring), Linpus(also a bit boring), and several distros from the LQ mag. For real grown up stuff Ubuntu is my favourite, but I do have a soft spot for Puppy. It is so good at what it does and so fast!My present problem is trying to get a microphone input on any of my computers to be recognised by the appropriate audio recording program to enble me to create .wav files. I have need to do this for a project. I have not manage to do this on any of my Linux distros, and only low quality success on WinDoze!Whatever system I use I get too much info and too many choices so I am sure it is my own 'finger trouble but Ho, Hum, I'llkeep trying.
    Posted 03-03-2009 at 09:44 PM by shoeburymike shoeburymike is offline
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    Originally Posted by shoeburymike View Comment
    I too wondered what this site was for!We have forums so you would expect this to cater for specific comments or technical things! I also have been around computers for a long time - I used to log on to the Open University in 1970(was it called a Commodore PET?), and did an HNC A3 Endorsement in Computer Engineering before microprocessors were thought of! We were taught to hand craft a computer out of discrete components. Programming ws good too! You had to write them by hand on a series of cards and take them to the 'computer room' where they were 'processed', and results of your program handed back to you through a sort of dining hatch!
    Enough of this though! I am 70 this month. I have an Asus running Xandros, but have an 8G flash card I use to invoke Puppy 3.01 whenever I feel like it. I also have a desktop with WinDoze XP but also with Ubuntu Hardy Heron which I use when I want a bit of speed. I also have an old vintage Compaq Armada with Puppy 3.01 on as well. This was pretty useless until I put Puppy on it. I have tied other distros - PCLinux(bit boring), Linpus(also a bit boring), and several distros from the LQ mag. For real grown up stuff Ubuntu is my favourite, but I do have a soft spot for Puppy. It is so good at what it does and so fast!My present problem is trying to get a microphone input on any of my computers to be recognised by the appropriate audio recording program to enble me to create .wav files. I have need to do this for a project. I have not manage to do this on any of my Linux distros, and only low quality success on WinDoze!Whatever system I use I get too much info and too many choices so I am sure it is my own 'finger trouble but Ho, Hum, I'llkeep trying.
    By the way is was a Commodore PET!(I have changed it above!)
    Posted 03-04-2009 at 07:56 AM by shoeburymike shoeburymike is offline
 

  



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