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About OldSchool38

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  1. Well, I'm using Linux Mint 18 right now https://www.linuxmint.com/ Not having any problems with it-but I just use it for web surfing, writing stuff on Libre Office (same as I did with XP) and some gaming so my usage is strictly non professional. I wouldn't recommend Ubuntu due to the fact that the Unity desktop is just plain weird! I always enjoyed Zorin OS, Xubuntu seems pretty good as well. Ubuntu Mate seemed good, but I always got a weird error or two (might have been hardware on my part). While I plan on reinstalling XP on one of my towers for gaming purposes, I do plan on keeping Linux on my laptops. The only thing I don't like is that security programs are in short supply. While I use ClamAV and Bleachbit, I just don't feel I have the amount of protection I had in windows with all of the security programs available for it, if something got by my antivirus, the anti malware caught it and vise versa. With security options so narrow on Linux, it might be problematic if more hackers start targeting it.
  2. No, I didn't try that. After finding out that Play on Linux would play my favorite game in Wine, I switched back to Ubuntu Mate.
  3. Sorry I missed the last post-it was the 32 bit version.
  4. So far so good, just installed and played Kingpin: life of crime and Star Wars the force unleashed 2!
  5. Okay, gave it a spin-I struggled briefly trying to get the device manager to find the thing (I unzipped it in a folder on the desktop). Then I found the 'have disk' option and directed it to the driver file and made a successful installation! There's no nvidia control panel, but after installing VLC, I played a dvd and a couple of video files and the graphics look good. I'll see how gaming works out this weekend. Thanks!
  6. Hi guys, while I have a linux os as my main system right now, I was wanting to redo one of my other towers to play xp games on. Since windows 2003 server (32 bit) always seemed to be a little faster in operation compared to xp, I was planning to use that-however I can't seem to find any compatible nvidia drivers to work with my Geforce 730 4gb card. I tried the xp 32 bit versions but they wont install. Is there any driver at all that will work with it?
  7. Been on cable internet for the last few months, have really enjoyed Linux! Zorin 9, Linux Mint have been the main distros I've dabbled in-however the cost is fixing to go back up so I've started scrambling again to figure out the dialup issue-and now I have for Zorin 9! Thanks to this page for the information! https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-56k-dial-modem-support-gnu-linux I installed gnome ppp, then went into terminal and typed "sudo adduser (username) dialout" then rebooted my system. Fired up gnome ppp, detected my modem, entered my info and it works! Windows is just a game machine for me now!
  8. France serves notice to Mircosoft on data tracking http://phys.org/news/2016-07-france-mircosoft-tracking.html
  9. Got it! Thanks!
  10. Not long ago I got my hands on a computer my grandmother gave me that had it's hard drive turned into a brick by an automatic windows 10 update. I replaced the hard drive and installed win 7 professional (for gameplay) and turned updates off. This morning I found that updates have somehow been turned back on! How can I permanently disable this? I don't want W10 or any telemetry garbage on my system!
  11. New win7 update package? NO WAY! Let me tell you guys how I got a practically new computer over the weekend-I was talking to my grandmother who mentioned to me she had just bought a brand new system (with Win 10 ) to replace her old one that wasn't working properly. She knows I love collecting computer parts so she offered me the old system which I was happy to accept, a practically new looking Dell Inspiron system. I got the thing home and tried to start it, only to see the windows 10 logo on screen and nothing else, no activity, nothing at all-the hard drive was a brick, apparently a victim of an automatic upgrade. When I broke out my dell win7 installation disk I got from ebay a while back, it couldn't even detect the drive for installation. I ended up swapping the original hd for a western digital drive I had in my old homebuilt system I'm not using and tried to reinstall again-success! Now I have a practically new computer which is my first to have more than 4 gigs of ram (6 ddr3 ram at the moment). Of course the first thing I did before going online was to turn updates off! If this leaves me security holes, I have a firewall, antivirus, etc-I'll take my chances alone rather than with MS!
  12. You guys might want to check this out from the 98 forum: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174987-retrozilla-an-updated-version-of-mozilla-for-windows-95-and-nt4-20-released/#comment-1115195
  13. I was using a dell optiplex 330 tower with sound max drivers and a Geforce 620 card (using one of BWC's Nvidia drivers). I tried uninstalling UUrollup and trying the BWC kernel, but it seems I'm just buggering things up more at this point. I got a BSOD again so at this point I'm just going to use my XP/Vista reinstall disk for that system. If I do another home build in the future, where I can check here for what's compatible, I'll give win2k another shot.
  14. Well..before I give up-I'd like to try a couple more things. 1. First I have a Win2k disk I Nlite'd Unoffical Pack 5 on a while back, I could try installing that and UUR2 (I know it's obsolete, but I never hand any issues with it-anyone have a link to that?), then UURollup and see how that functions. 2. I could reinstall my HFSLIP'd disk again and try BWC's extended kernel-but is there something like the compatibility launcher I can use to try VLC etc?
  15. I gave it a shot and got a 'dll.hacked' error and it wouldn't work, tried an earlier version of vlc and it wouldn't work either-it just froze the system, forcing me to restart! I think I'll just put XP on that machine!