Austinian

Austinian

Joined on Oct 16, 2012

Austinian's recent activity

  • Replied in Windows 11
    "Microsoft will continue to support at least one Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel until October 14, 2025". https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-home-and-pro
  • This thread has wandered too far from computer-specifics into general issues. Locked.
  • Replied in Just nope
    Not just California; the Texas grid nearly collapsed last winter; widespread blackouts over most of the state, including Austin. Widespread damage and deaths resulted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki ...
  • Those Alienware machines Dell won't ship appear to be desktops: https://www.thefpsreview.com/2021/07/26/dell-cant-ship-majority-of-alienware-gaming-pcs-to-california-colorado-and-other-states-due-t ...
  • Muahahaha!
  • This thread topic has potential to get excessively partisan-political and nasty. Let's not go too far away from this specific PC issue. If it goes too far off-topic I will delete it. Just FYI.
  • For information on that, you will need to visit the "Mac Talk" forum; that's off-topic here.
  • Thank you; that's the most rational and informative info I've seen so far. Not that I was personally worried; I consider working around such limitations to be an interesting test of our ingenuity. ;-)
  • Maybe change that to "you cannot open every laptop". Seems like the smaller the laptop, the less likely it is to be expandable. On the XPS 15 I upgraded the SSD, memory, and WiFi card; my Inspiron ...
  • This is the place for PC suggestions; no doubt some members will have useful info. For the Mac, you'll need to visit the DPR "Mac Talk" forum. Mac posts are not allowed here, as Mac vs. PC ...
  • Maybe some do, but I haven't seen many if any such posts. Don't forget the black border. I personally prefer a red pointer, but this has never been a pressing issue for me.
  • My thought is that any such change would upset many users who are accustomed to single-color mouse pointers, and we'd be bombarded with questions about "how do I change this" from the apparently ...
  • Replied in Windows 11
    In general, I like what I see with 11, but there are some UI features I've used for years that don't exist in 11 and will require me to unlearn old habits--which is not a bad thing. And, of course, ...
  • I put the drives back in the antistatic bags they came in, update a card that says what PC was backed up, and what date, put them in padded mailing envelopes and secure them in two reasonably safe ...
  • Congratulations! Excellent choice IMO if you prefer a 'purist' approach. I haven't used it in many years,but I have great respect and fond memories of it, as Slackware was my very first distro way ...
  • As best I recall, this is it. https://plugable.com/products/usbc-sata-v You're welcome. I use it for storing laptop drive images from Macrium Reflect Free. On the desktop, I just connect standard ...
  • Interesting! I haven't seen that happen before, but it sounds like a possible workaround. If you have a bootable USB flash drive (like a Windows recovery drive) available I'd try booting that. If ...
  • For me, any such warning would be a signal that something was definitely not right. I'd probably take that drive out of service until I did a full disk scan with a utility such as AOMEI Partition ...
  • Look on the bright side: If you can't find a compatible PSU, you now have the perfect excuse to buy a fine new PC! I build my own desktops, but we have plenty of members who've bought PCs recently ...
  • Some of them could, like darktable, which I initially tried on this desktop's Kubuntu drive. But why? Everything I need works well now, I don't need an extra layer of complexity like WINE, which ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Total messages 10691
Threads started 134
Last post 8 min ago
Total comments 5
Total likes 10
Last post 9 months ago
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 4
Photos uploaded 70
Last upload 2 months ago