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Subject: Re: Which basic compiler to buy?
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Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 12:19:59 -0000
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Organization: blueyonder (post doesn't reflect views of blueyonder)
> I have SuSE 8.0 with a Voodoo and have no problem.
> For a modem use a real modem. The external Modem Blaster is
> good and give a good banwidth. Winmodem are just good for the
> garbage can anyway.
> For the hardware you just have to check what hardware is supported
> before you buy. As for Nvidia you should go to Nvidia's web site
> for the drivers. They are the ones writing the drivers and you
> can't get it with the distributions.
So your telling to use obsolete hardware on my main machine. Voodoo was
discontinued when 3DFX was taken over by Nvidia. External modem is not an
option, as both serial ports are already occupied by a Yaesu FT817 ham rig,
and an AEA PK88 TNC for ham radio packet use, and I don't want to start
using Serial switches. Yes I do know that an internal ISA modem works with
Linux, trouble with that my newish Athlon mainboard has no ISA slots, only
PCI and AGP slots. It's the same with virtually all new mainboards.
I am succesfully using Mandrake 8.0 on my second machine, but that is full
of obsolete hardware. Which consists of a Pentium 3 500MHz, Nvidia GeForce
1, Soundblaster AWE64, an Adaptec 2940 SCSI card. I actually quite like the
Gnome desktop environment.
Linux is second to non when it comes to servers, but as a Desktop OS using
the latest hardware forget it.
I've seen the supported list of hardware, and when it comes to graphics,
sound, cameras, printers and scanners its mostly older hardware.
I do know about the Unix based Apple Os X, but that only runs on Macs.
I'm not a total Micro$oft slave. I use Mozilla and Opera as my main
browsers. But I use OE for news not Email. My main interest is ham radio,
and nearly all ham radio software is for Windows or Dos.
It's all a case of 'horses for courses'