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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.
    When it is your birthday, think of your mother and be good to her. They LIED to her when they told her to keep pushing, it will be over shortly...

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    Welcome to Maxine...this is stupid easy
    When it is your birthday, think of your mother and be good to her. They LIED to her when they told her to keep pushing, it will be over shortly...

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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.
    When it is your birthday, think of your mother and be good to her. They LIED to her when they told her to keep pushing, it will be over shortly...

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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.
    When it is your birthday, think of your mother and be good to her. They LIED to her when they told her to keep pushing, it will be over shortly...

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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!
    When it is your birthday, think of your mother and be good to her. They LIED to her when they told her to keep pushing, it will be over shortly...

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