[ILUG] My venture into 2.6 kernel on an older desktop...
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Thu Mar 18 15:48:14 GMT 2004
On Thursday 18 March 2004 12:31, Glen Gray wrote:
> But now I'm finding that the lack of raw processing
> power is really holding me back with the things I want to do with my
> computer, that whole digital lifestyle I keep hearing about. I don't
> want to have to wait 24 hours to transcode one of my DVD's to a DivX
> movie that I can store on my PC.
I guess I'm too old (or too stupid?) to embrace the "digital lifestyle".
If I start reading Wired again, will that help?
Re DVDs, I've always found that DVD players attached to TVs
are the best way of watching them.
Looking at a DVD on a laptop reminds me of Dr Johnson's comment
on women preachers,
"It is like a dog walking on its hind legs.
It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."
> When I last worked in large corporate
> environments the majority of users where on NT4 workstations running
> Office 97. Their job consisted of using internal applications for CRM
> etc, responding to emails and writing letters. The IT teams couldn't
> really justify the jump to W2k Workstation and Office 2k.
I'm surprised to find myself on the progressive side of you, on this.
NT4 was a nightmare, in my experience.
I almost lost faith in Bill Gates.
W2k was like the sun coming out again after a morning of rain.
I used to be able to get all the MS CDs in college for 20 euros
(or was it pounds) each,
but those days seem to have gone.
What is the cheapest way of getting XP,
barring going to Moscow?
I think I would go up to 30 euros, to keep Bill Gates in the black.
It must be worth twice as much as Linux.
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