Austinian

Austinian

Joined on Oct 16, 2012

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  • :-) 'Twould be interesting to see how that works out.
  • Linus thinks massive desktop Linux preinstalls are needed first. Perhaps, but if so, I wonder, preinstalls of which distro, which desktop environment, would the Linux enthusiasts agree on for that?
  • Replied in HDR Monitors?
    That sounds reasonable if their iPhone is wider-gamut than their PC monitor; I saw that effect when I was using native mode on my wider-gamut HDR TV. And I've seen the reverse effect on a laptop ...
  • I have to smile at some of those comments. There's much there I disagree with, but that's SOP for threads like this. No need to rehash it for the nth time. Unrestrained enthusiasm for an OS is a ...
  • Right. What calson fails to mention (since it doesn't suit his constant anti-Windows 10 agenda) is that there are millions of Windows 10 Insiders who get new Windows 10 builds to test long before ...
  • No problem, I'll think of somewhere fun to go soon. I first went through Pagosa Springs about twenty years ago; nice, quiet little town. Went through there same day as Abiquiu last summer--it was ...
  • Just locate Abiquiu on an internet map and head that way. :-) Any road into Abiquiu is likely to be beautiful; I went through there last summer, and it was lovely. Abiquiuense, I'm just plain ...
  • I enjoyed learning Linux way back when. It worked a lot like my company Sun Unix workstation, and I could have it on my x86 home PC! Every Windows since 95 has worked well for me, especially from ...
  • Replied in HDR Monitors?
    For those purposes, I'd be considering an LG OLED TV, while taking precautions against burn-in; see this for a detailed review of a similar LG OLED TV: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/b9-oled# ...
  • Another article along similar lines: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/19/wsl2_gui_linux_apps_windows/
  • If you can't find a suitable webcam, and have a smartphone, there is software available that can let your PC use the smartphone's cameras as a webcam. I've considered doing that, but my laptop's ...
  • It's an easy check; might as well be sure. On my rather unusual PC, (three boot drives, two of them Windows 10) I did have to chat with a Microsoft rep to get activation to work after a motherboard ...
  • The slmgr /dli command should tell you if you have retail or OEM: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-determine-if-license-oem-retail-volume-windows-10
  • In addition to the physical card space required, for a high-power graphics card (the 2070 Super can consume over 200w) I like to leave plenty of clearance for the GPU fans to get cool air.
  • Yes. Also, disconnecting one backup drive after each backup will keep malware from corrupting that backup as well as the primary drive. Less convenient but safer.
  • The idea that scrolling is very bad is news to me. :-) Control Panel is still there if you want it; I do on occasion, so there's a shortcut to it on my custom toolbar. 16:9! Oh, the humanity! I'm ...
  • From the Amazon user reviews: "Sold child to purchase this computer, weight and energy use is roughly the same. Good specs and plays minecraft uncapped at 640fps". :-D https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-G ...
  • I was among the (apparently) few who had no problems with Vista, but then my PC was adequately powerful; MS' stated requirements for Vista were quite inadequate IMO. The original Windows 8, OTOH, I ...
  • Yup, that's why I bought a minimal-config laptop. I admire that LG, but it's not quite right for me. A well-designed desktop can be both fast and quiet; that's a very difficult combo in the small ...
  • There have been some serious issues along the way, but lot of the early negativity was also due to it simply being different than previous Windows. And once the anti-10 bandwagon got rolling, ...
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