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by ajkula66
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

How do you feel about our local Debian fork as in Serbian ? I may end up going with that in the end, all jokes aside. Never tried Debian, just Zorin, Ubuntu and Kali, and I would never use OS in Serbian language. My first experience with Win and Office in Serbian was awful, wasn't able to find anyt...
by ajkula66
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I'm running Mac OSX 10.8.5 Mountain Lion on my T61p, I have a second hdd in a tray. Had to change wifi card for Broadcom 4311 (Dell 1490) because of compatibility, everything else is working (almost) out of the box, including nVidia hardware acceleration. Better and more usable than Linux, much fas...
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T6x+SSD & Windoze (7) SwapFile: Where ???
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: T6x+SSD & Windoze (7) SwapFile: Where ???

I don't see/understand how ... simply running off of an SSD would make killing-off the SWAPFILE ... viable :?:[/i][/color] The fact that you don't understand how something occurs doesn't take anything away from a validity of the practice itself. Nothing on this planet happens "by itself", there's a...
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which model had a dim TLight, vertical USB port on the right side...
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Which model had a dim TLight, vertical USB port on the right side...

Dim ThinkLight sounds like the R series.

Was the machine a widescreen system or a square 4:3 one ?

IBM logo is meaningless in this equation for the most part.
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 20
Views: 239

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

Yukikaze wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:42 pm

Besides, isn't the conventional keyboard NOT as good as I've come to believe?
It's really a matter of one's preference, habits, and many other things.

To some people - myself included - it makes a world of difference.

To others it means absolutely nothing.
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 20
Views: 239

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

So I still have to haggle the price. Why is it that the sellers are able to sell TPs at higher prices when the motherboards are such an issue? It's called free market. Apart from the fact that T420 is the last 14" ThinkPad with a conventional 7-row keyboard. In addition, are generic unbranded AC ad...
by ajkula66
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T6x+SSD & Windoze (7) SwapFile: Where ???
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: T6x+SSD & Windoze (7) SwapFile: Where ???

Annecy wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:47 pm
Is PUTTING a SWAPFILE on an/y SSD (ever) "worth it" :?: :o
Absolutely not, IMO/IME.

I haven't had a swap file on an SSD-powered system for years now and the world hasn't come to an end.

RAM is inexpensive nowadays. Max out the system(s) and forget all about swap files.
by ajkula66
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 118
Views: 28857

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

In loving memory of the most outstanding musician I've ever known, and a true knight to the bitter end...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIEbIsO7pRk
by ajkula66
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues

Of course. But without updates and anti virus it is not responsible to do e-banking and such things on a machine. That's what M$ would want you to believe...in my not so humble opinion... I have yet to meet anyone who is able to present me with a verifiable and convincing "first person" case of get...
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

bayou self wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:54 pm

Put Linux on your favorite machine, and Windows on your least favorite. Or, put the Windows machine in the garage?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Unfortunately, I don't have a garage any more, so there goes that idea. I also happen to like the few old ThinkPads that I have left...
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

@ Dekks : Many thanks for a well-positioned reply. Here's where I am at the moment: 1) I don't do any PC gaming. A conventional, real-world pinball machine is much more of my cup of tea. 2) Having used various *nix distros on recreational basis over the past decade, I have a decent understanding - a...
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Update: just booted the "live" Debian DVD and am typing this post using it. Thank you, Tasurinchi and Omineca, will keep everyone posted...
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

Tasurinchi wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:20 am

Of course there is: https://www.debian.org/CD/live/
Thank you, downloading as I'm typing this... :thumbs-UP:
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98

Try getting the device's hardware ID from Device Manager, then look for driver. There might be an old link/mirror with the Atheros driver for W98 still out there.

Good luck.
by ajkula66
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

You're a technically-oriented person and the OS gives you complete control, which is what you're looking for. So why would I try to talk you out of it? Thank you for the kind words, but that description would've been more fitting a decade ago. Nowadays I'm just old, grouchy and lacking patience.......
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98

Thanks for the post. I found that page earlier and tried all the wireless drivers on that page. None of them worked. I think a couple were only for 98SE which I don't have. I only have win98. Thanks very much, I'll keep looking. Let me know if you have anything else. Always appreciated. I haven't t...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 118
Views: 28857

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

The old master is coming out with a new album, hope to see him in November...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt2a3WliLA4
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98

Sorry I don't know what MTM means. But should I try some wireless LAN drivers and see if I can get one to work? MTM is the 7-digit code I was referring to, and your system looked like this when it left the factory Based 2374-CTO: P M 745(1.8GHz), 512MB RAM, 40GB 4200rpm HDD, 14.1in 1024x768 LCD, 32...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Driver help for T42 eunning windows 98

Welcome to the forum! Now I just need drivers for the T42 for the PCI Card and the second PCI Ethernet Controller. What is the 7-character model number printed on the sticker that also shows the serial and the production date on the bottom of the laptop ? It should be something like 237x-xxx My best...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

P.S. Please note that all of the above-mentioned alcoholic beverages are consumed FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES ONLY...... but then... I get sick a LOT ! Dave, my friend... For medicinal purposes nothing beats this one IME: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brandy-Slivovitz-yellow-Gentian-lincura/dp/B07BPD457L And...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

During the ~2 years that I used 8.1, I found it faster and more stable than 7, and it occupied less storage space because by then 7 had already had tons of updates, which could also have contributed to its sluggishness. Some say 8.1 is more secure than 7 as well. But my #1 favorite 8.1 feature was ...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

nightninja96 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:07 am
Thanks for the help!
You're very welcome.

Wishing you the best of luck in your search for a replacement planar.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

What problems did you have with Windows 8.1? Honestly, I was so turned off by W8 UI that I haven't really played much with it. The bigger point here is that I don't see anything that even a tweaked 8.1 would offer me that W7 doesn't. Hardware that I'm hoping for won't be supported by it, which is t...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

pianowizard wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:57 am
Have you considered Windows 8.1?
Not for a split second.
It's an excellent option for Win 10 haters.
Reminds me of having a choice between lung cancer and a malignant brain tumour, albeit on a far less serious level... :twisted:

Thanks but no thanks.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

nightninja96 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:44 am
Also, on a different note, do you know where I can get a good fx570m motherboard?
Post a WTB (want to buy) ad in the forum's Marketplace. You'll likely pay more than you would on shady auction sites, but it's pretty difficult to put a price tag on one's own piece of mind IMO.

Happy shopping.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

nightninja96 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:28 am
What the heck is that thing than?
It's a motherboard.

I couldn't be bothered to zoom in the picture to verify which system it belongs to.

Your money your call by all means, but someone would have to have a pretty big gun pointed at my kids to make me buy *anything* from Aliexpress...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: ThinkPad T61 With ATI Graphics?

Aliexpress...really ? :roll:

No T61/p was ever sold with an ATi graphics card, regardless of the target market. Period, end of story.
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: IdeaPad Series Laptops
Topic: lenova G50
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: lenova G50

lady owner bought it from best buy $440 IMO, that's none of your concern. She could've gotten it for free, or paid $10K for it. None of that determines the actual value of a second-hand item. If I felt really generous - and had use for the system in question - I *might* offer her $100, take it or l...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

I'm partial to Debian distributions as well, but have never found the Trackpoint adjustments to be as precise as in Windows. This is a 100% valid complaint. Having said that, I can live with what I found in LMDE after minimal tweaking. Obviously, YMMV. I use Debian in many of my ThinkPads and I nev...
by ajkula66
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?
Replies: 35
Views: 708

Re: Looking for a devil's advocate: why SHOULDN'T I move to Linux completely ?

pianowizard wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:20 am
ajkula66 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:10 pm
I have a tendency of wiping the SSD and performing a fresh install every six months or so.
With Windows 10, you don't need to do that.
I would rather go back to 701C, install W98 and use it as my daily driver...

Not moving to W10. Ever. Period, end of story.

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