It's not that I'm ashamed of using XP...

category: offtopic [glöplog]
XP + DOpus fills all my needs and more, i use Win7 only if something needed DX10 for example.
added on the 2010-08-04 16:19:01 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
It's interesting to see the lack of interest in windows upgrades nowadays. I think vista killed the appetite for a lot of people.

Then again, why upgrade unless there's a good enough reason? I still have a p1 laptop at home with 95 on it, it's as good for basic word processing as a new laptop. Only issue is getting work off it as there's no USB/network port and floppy disks aren't so good these days ;)
added on the 2010-08-04 16:27:18 by psonice psonice
psonice : tried http://cgi.ebay.com/FlashPath-SmartMedia-SM-Reader-and-Floppy-Disk-Adapter-/150473761873?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2308ef6451 ?
@psonice: so the obvious solution is a serial cable... ;)
added on the 2010-08-04 17:27:39 by hcdlt hcdlt
nah, i have newer laptops like a pII with USB1 ;) (and a bunch of modern stuff that can also word process and has wifi!)

Just saying, there's no point upgrading for the sake of it. Obvious, but sooo many people upgrade regularly just to do the same thing they were doing before. This doesn't apply to a demo box of course :)
added on the 2010-08-04 17:28:16 by psonice psonice
Well it does. For demos I'm still using my Amstrad CPC from 1985 :)
psonice - do you remember how to make a LAPLINK cable?
don't bother trying it with XP though, it doesn't work :/
added on the 2010-08-04 23:29:11 by FunGas FunGas
haha, I have a box somewhere with all kinds of serial, parallel and network crossover cables (even some home-made parallel + serial loopbacks for port testing :) None of my modern machines have serial or parallel though, only usb + network. No floppy drives either.

It's not important though, the only time I use the old laptops now is for transferring stuff onto floppy (I have an atari st that nearly never gets used, but when it does it's a choice of floppy or floppy). I can get one of the laptops on the internet, and pouet seems to work ok with IE3 or whatever ancient browser is on it :D
added on the 2010-08-05 11:01:05 by psonice psonice
parac > laplink
added on the 2010-08-05 11:11:13 by maali maali