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Posted on 09/30/2012 3:50:06 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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I had that situation when Vista first came out and I needed a new laptop that ran XP for my work software (I’d been told Vista would *never* be supported). Could not buy a Windows XP machine anywhere. I bought a MacBook Pro and installed Parallels, which allowed mt create a virtual computer running XP.
The rig worked fine. The guy upthread wasn’t joking you about “Buy a Mac.”
And Linux will run on practically anything. My 1999 Compaq 400 Mhz Celeron laptop which I keep just for kicks boots contemporary kernels just fine, and I can browse OK as long as limited to one or two Firefox tabs (forget most video).
There are plenty of left-wing kooks in Linux land, though, don’t kid yourself. The author of one distro I formerly used on the Compaq calls himself “Anticapitalista” (and hails from Greece!).
Make a backup copy of all your data files. Then re-install Windows XP from scratch. It will then run as good as new, unless you have hardware problems such as corrupted files on hard drive. Run CHKDSK program to cleanup bad sectors on hard disk if any.
Yea, I got that.
He appears to want something that doesn’t require learn’n, apple products are user friendly and last years.
Pioneers take arrows. Always been that way, always will be.
A Raspberry Pi:
Whats a Raspberry Pi?
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Their tech is not superior. I don’t care about their sex lives.
Well that would certainly come in under his $300 price target. I don’t know about the learning curve though.
I forgot to add the /sarc
Obviously Limbaugh is a huge Apple proponent
I finally went from XP to Win7 late last year.
The problem you will find with XP is that websites keep adding more and more of the lastest coding. My XP’s struggled with some web pages and wouldn’t even load others.
Go with a Win7. Top of the line processors are 3rd generation Intel I7 is the fastest, I5 next, I3 next. Also, Win7 handles more memory beyond what XP was limited to.
Got me looking, thank you. No, W7 tries to twist my arm way up my back. The security on this Vista box is so useless in a home I have to use other computers to move files to and from it. As referenced I can only imagine W7 being more inhospitable to the home as far as total flexibility is concerend.
And with Limbaugh’s putdown of Samsung is EXACTLY why I will buy a Samsung TV as soon as possible. And this is from a fan of his.
Ah well, a fool and his money, Eh?
As I said, I have to support Macs in my business. If I didn't, I certainly wouldn't waste my money on 'em. Luckily, those few I MUST buy are 100% expensed and written off.
You can set the User Access Control to the same level as XP on Windows7. Nothing to it, and you’re done once and for all.
I had the same problem and solved it by downloading an earlier version of Adobe Flash Player.
If you have auto-update for the Adobe Flash player, you update when reminded by Adobe that there is a new version. This problem may be inherent in the newer version. At least it was in my case.
Uninstall the Adobe Flash player on your system and install a previous version and your problem may be solved.
Why I bought my Samsung HD/LED SmartTv:
I’ll do anything he tells me to.
I love Rush, but when it comes to technology he hasn’t a clue. As soon as the Mac crap comes on, the 24/7 web page goes off for a mandatory 10 minutes, and for 10 additional minutes if I tune back in and he’s still yakking about it.
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