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    As I've said before, trying to either maintain enough of them to use around the house or stand in when one breaks down. I also have electronic instruments and a recording center I've wanted to use them with.


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    Welcome to Maxine...this is stupid easy


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    We need a list of all of the running computers and what OS they have on them. Similar to an old school white pages.
    Too much gear too little time.

    My independence as well as Impedance seems to vanish in the haze. Resistance is futile. Admittance is emitted from the far side of the haze and generally good when applying to colleges.

    Disappointment haunted All my dreams, Lastly through a hogshead of real fire.

    I am underloved, underfed, I wanna go home.

    Whiskey bottles, brand new cars and Yweblwrs....

    Oh, I like coffee and I like tea
    I'd like to be able to crank up a 700B
    I still got this woofer that you just can't shake
    I love to power it to the point it can no longer take
    Well all right okay, so be that way
    I hope and pray that there's something left to play

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    It will suffice to say that if I'm not complaining about something being broken, I'm using Firefox.


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    I'm currently downloading and burning the MATE 32-bit version and then Firefox alone as I am thinking of ditching IE most of the way if not completely on most newer installs. Now I can install Linux or Windows/FF on any PC.


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    For some reason I couldn't seem to get the 32-bit version to either burn to DVD or install (much less start to) on the couple PCs I was trying it on...in fact I couldn't seem to even get rid of the vestiges of WINDOWS on my old MPC Valerie (and I took that hard drive OUT and cleared the CMOS long enough to revert the BIOS to it's 2001 base)...annoying.

    Meanwhile, I am quickly learning Mint Serena 18.1 MATE 64-bit and have this computer running with BOTH hard drives now mounted and almost done learning enough to give my nephew a fully set up Linux computer, maybe in time for when my folks come over for my birthday! I promised him 8 GB RAM which means I'll be moving it over to Maxine's twin Linnea when I decommission her. It will be a slight pity as Maxine is a PC mouse that roars. But if he wants Windows he's going to have to get a job at 14 or so because I have no more 64-bit licenses to use. IE 11 and Edge suck anyway.

    I can't believe how easy and fun it is getting all this old crap running like it hasn't in maybe years. Linnea and Maxine are MPC ClientPro 385s built around 2006, two years before the company folded, and are labeled Intel vPro and Windows XP (Professional license), with an Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 GHz processor...I didn't have to fuss over drivers and the results are like computer Viagra,

    Maxine has a USB 2.0 card reader with a built in floppy drive, something I've never seen before and installed from the parts I got from the local computer shop for free, along with lots of RAM modules earlier this year.

    Like Ms. Nightingale, she SINGS. 2 front/6 rear USB, one front firewire, two 5" and two 3.5" drive spaces, if I could get the right rail adapters I could mount another hard drive or two in the remaining two spaces...

    VGA and DVI onboard video, for some reason the front panel mic and headphones are disabled (maybe disconnected) but all three on back work.

    As I said, Linnea is a twin but for the card reader, and I promised my nephew a card reader so he could eventually use a camera and SD/micro SD or Compact Flash card.

    I'm going to try and figure out WINE (Windows Emulator) by installing either my WordPerfect suite or Photoshop. I have Audigy and a tonne of other audio and burning programs installed as well.

    This is good news because Emily is choking on IE sometimes, vB 4 sites can be a problem in IE and Alison is temporarily on hiatus, I need monitors, my nephew's folks are going to have to get him one. Phoebe still kicks ass, that is one DELL I really like!


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    By the way, Linnea IS named after Linnea Quigly, the queen of B-horror movies, so the wallpaper is, OF COURSE..


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    Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is available now, stable and out of BETA and the upgrade went nicely, as you can read.


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    After struggling forever to try and get an audio driver to work I pulled the Soundblaster Z from Valerie...bingo, Alison sings again.

    What was the first thing she sang?
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    Save A Prayer - Duran Duran

    (sounds lovely)


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    I looked at Alison's specs and I think I was only seeing 4 GB RAM instead of the 8 you sent with it, Web. That's fairly recent.

    Another thing I've got to figure out is what to do about the boot partition in my Mint Sonya installation...

    I did a full update a week or so back and after that I kept getting a message that the boot partition was full.

    I never set it for any specific size either as far as I can tell and don't know what I should cut out or should a start over.

    It's a 80 GB hard drive with another 80 GB and my nephew's identical PC has the same two drive setup and now I have to wonder will he end up the same way?


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