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Forum: System 08. Oct 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,387
Posted By Pierre2
"Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Has A Serious...

"Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Has A Serious Problem"

there is more than this issue at stake here,
- this type of issue will leave folks rather unhappy, to say the least.

it's something of an...
Forum: ChitChat 23. Aug 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,744
Posted By Pierre2
that Toshiba does look good !. in my case,...

that Toshiba does look good !.

in my case, I've obtained a couple of second-hand Laptops,
that had Vista on them - they came up, much better, than I'd hoped for.

the big issue. with any...
Forum: ChitChat 21. Jan 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
the main idea is to Not use the vehicles battery,...

the main idea is to Not use the vehicles battery,
and the vehicles alternator won't charge Both Batteries enough,
- even on a extended trip of 4+ hours driving time.


""you could get a portable...
Forum: ChitChat 17. Jan 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
the final result, is that this Idea will work,...

the final result, is that this Idea will work, satisfactorily,
but, the real issue, is of course, the DC current drain of the battery.

at nominal usage of the Laptop, there is around ~12A being...
Forum: System 17. Jan 2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,339
Posted By Pierre2
and I've been telling folks that it was taken...

and I've been telling folks that it was taken over by Avast . . .
- not that most folks can understand, what I'm really meaning.
as I'm still awaiting to see if Avast will merge the two products,...
Forum: Linux 18. Dec 2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Pierre2
those Brother Laser printers seem to work well on...

those Brother Laser printers seem to work well on most Linux Systems,
& supply some generic drivers that do seem to work, well.

of course, the HP range is well supported by the HPLIP drivers,...
Forum: General Computer Support 18. Dec 2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By Pierre2
the Rufus default is most likely to format the...

the Rufus default is most likely to format the usb stick,
& before it then copies files onto the stick.
Forum: System 06. Nov 2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,087
Posted By Pierre2
I've now forced three PCs onto this update: -...

I've now forced three PCs onto this update:
- two were successful, and one failed on a Driver issue:
error 0xc0000409 which has me stumped ATM . . .

thus, I'm still a bit flaky on suggesting...
Forum: Comments, Suggestions and Feedback 06. Nov 2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,021
Posted By Pierre2
+1 for AnyDesk . . even though you are...

+1 for AnyDesk . .

even though you are limited to just the one connection,
you can still Remote Control your Friends PCs with it.

and it seemed to work quite well on the few times that I've...
Forum: ChitChat 25. Oct 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
well - - I'm no Guru either, but finding a 12Vdc...

well - - I'm no Guru either, but finding a 12Vdc to 20Vdc converter isn't that easy.

some of my Laptops take 20Vdc @ 4,5A,, some take 19Vdc @ 3,4A,
so were do you find those sort of converters?? ...
Forum: ChitChat 25. Oct 2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
well - I've now bought that second one, of those...

well - I've now bought that second one, of those inverters, and it worked A.ok
:)

ie: it passed the Smoke Test ..

now, for a much longer test for both stability & heat.
Forum: ChitChat 20. Oct 2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
so, those articles are roughly what I've...

so, those articles are roughly what I've understood, so thats good to know, too.
https://www.jaycar.com.au/150w-can-sized-power-inverter-with-2-1a-usb-output/p/MI5127
or this one...
Forum: ChitChat 19. Oct 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
I've got some 2nd hand Laptops that were...

I've got some 2nd hand Laptops that were converted to Linux,
when their original Operating System had crashed . .

so, this is a real Question, and there is similar Inverters available over here,...
Forum: ChitChat 18. Oct 2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,022
Posted By Pierre2
AC Power Inverters

How safe / unsafe is it to run your Laptop on an portable DC Power / Inverter source?.

So - here's the scenario:

you are cruising about the countryside, and you stop for the night,
( in your...
Forum: Security 20. Sep 2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,566
Posted By Pierre2
interestingly, I've never upgraded to that v533, ...

interestingly, I've never upgraded to that v533,
as the Free version that I'm running, that suggests to upgrade,
- always picks the paid version, so I've always assumed that there was no free v533...
Forum: Security 19. Sep 2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,566
Posted By Pierre2
that version v533 is probably their paid version....

that version v533 is probably their paid version.

so, if you are still using the freeware v51 then you are still safe enough.
- except that it nags you to 'upgrade' to the Paid version.
Forum: Security 14. Sep 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,430
Posted By Pierre2
Cool with the news that the US Gov't has now banned...

with the news that the US Gov't has now banned the use of the Kaspersky. product,
& which is a political move, anyway,
there will be some renewed interest in just how good this product actually is....
Forum: Internet, Web Apps and Networking 28. Jul 2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Pierre2
yet, it's quite amazing, just how many sites...

yet, it's quite amazing, just how many sites still require the use of it, too
& it's not just for the odd advertisement, either.
Forum: ChitChat 31. May 2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Pierre2
unfortunately - - Microsoft Is Doing That - -...

unfortunately - - Microsoft Is Doing That - - I've seen several examples of it.
- maybe it's not so prominent in Your Locality . ..
but, it sure is obvious here, in this Area, of This Country.
:(...
Forum: ChitChat 30. May 2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Pierre2
It's down again

or - why Microsoft Sux:

their Bing Search Engine is down < again >

IE: the poor Lady had been trying to search for an issue with her Dog,
- for Six Hours - it seems - syntax error / severs...
Forum: Linux 29. May 2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By Pierre2
Yep :) gotta try it out - real soon.

Yep
:)
gotta try it out - real soon.
Forum: Linux 29. May 2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By Pierre2
Libreboot T400

https://minifree.org/product/libreboot-t400/
from time to time, there is someone, who asks where Linux PCs
can be obtained - - so, here is another such machine.

- it uses Trisquel as it's...
Forum: ChitChat 28. May 2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,245
Posted By Pierre2
the Main Issue when reverting back to your copy...

the Main Issue when reverting back to your copy of win-7,
is the perennial issue of that License Key .. .
- as in it usually gets gobbled up, by that win-10 "upgrade".
after which, it seems to be...
Forum: Linux 20. May 2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Pierre2
LM version 18.2 would still be about 4 - 6 weeks...

LM version 18.2 would still be about 4 - 6 weeks away, at best.
ie: it's not even in Testing - as yet.

- keep an eye on their testing dir via their ftp site.
Forum: Comments, Suggestions and Feedback 15. May 2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,775
Posted By Pierre2
there used to be lots of sites like the Gizmo...

there used to be lots of sites like the Gizmo site,
and most of them have disappeared completely.

since most of them, were for the truck-loads of Free Software,
that was available for the Win-XP...
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