What hardware are you using?

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by dai_trying » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Have we got a Windows 10 convert in the forum? :o :shock: :lol:

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:51 pm

its been a better experience than I had originally anticipated. Today though I did an install for a friend which I just finished and that didnt go so well, activation and driver issues. Overall I admit I like it and will be using it but still use Linux. The fact that I can use my Win7 installs to upgrade for free is the only reason I even went down this path, otherwise no way.
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Post by dai_trying » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:03 pm

I only use it as it came with the laptops I bought and another could be upgraded from Win7 (which is now sold :D) otherwise I would be Linux only as I would never pay Microsoft for anything.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 pm

I would gladly pay Microsoft if they started making their old trackball from the mid-90's. The thing was the BEST trackball ever made. Loved it.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:34 pm

I loved the Logitech trackball back in the day but really never liked them overall.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:59 pm

Back when I had the MS trackball, I LOVED trackballs. All the rest were too small and uncomfortable IMO. So after they discontinued it and mine eventually died, I moved to mice. But if there was still a good trackball made, I'd still use them.

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Post by dai_trying » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:10 am

I have to admit I loved my old trackball which IIRC was logitech and would probably still use one today if they weren't so over-priced! But only for the desktop as I think you need to have a "hand sized" one to make it comfortable to use, I can't imagine using a tiny one on a laptop would be much fun.

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Post by crosscourt » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm

I actually used the trackball for gaming for a time but eventually went all mouse.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:41 am

Just installed KDE Neon on my Dell V130 and gees it runs very well given this is an older laptop with 4gb of ram. I put a 128gb SSD in it and that certainly helped.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:50 am

Im really pleased that older hardware is still working pretty well with recent distros.
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