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    Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    Sooo I saw a new movie,,, and a fancy car I liked... Now with that out of the way... My sony vaio died on 6-27,,, after trying for many days and getting the DTs for being without my internet, I went to wallyworld on 7-7 and spent 357$ for this really swell thingy,,, I don't like it,,,.. It is a dell with a b960 processor lots of memory and hard drive, graphics and other crap,, But it is not Vista!, it is windows 98! it makes no sense, I cant drive it, I cant even get it to carriage return, so all my post runs together. suddenly I am become a NooB. Should I read the help file??
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    Sooo I saw a new movie,,, and a fancy car I liked... Now with that out of the way... My sony vaio died on 6-27,,, after trying for many days and getting the DTs for being without my internet, I went to wallyworld on 7-7 and spent 357$ for this really swell thingy,,, I don't like it,,,.. It is a dell with a b960 processor lots of memory and hard drive, graphics and other crap,, But it is not Vista!, it is windows 98! it makes no sense, I cant drive it, I cant even get it to carriage return, so all my post runs together. suddenly I am become a NooB. Should I read the help file??

    I switched to google chrome and it solved all those problems. Otherwise you have to change setting in IE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    Sooo I saw a new movie,,, and a fancy car I liked... Now with that out of the way... My sony vaio died on 6-27,,, after trying for many days and getting the DTs for being without my internet, I went to wallyworld on 7-7 and spent 357$ for this really swell thingy,,, I don't like it,,,.. It is a dell with a b960 processor lots of memory and hard drive, graphics and other crap,, But it is not Vista!, it is windows 98! it makes no sense, I cant drive it, I cant even get it to carriage return, so all my post runs together. suddenly I am become a NooB. Should I read the help file??
    No, take it back.
    I'm not sure how you got a computer with Win 98 on it, that OS hasn't been marketed for at least 10 years!

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    Re: Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    Switch to Firefox or Chrome. Saves the hassle of using a junk web browser like internet explorer.

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    Well,,, Ya good reader....

    Quote Originally Posted by March Hare View Post
    No, take it back.
    I'm not sure how you got a computer with Win 98 on it, that OS hasn't been marketed for at least 10 years!

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    Sorry about that,,, you be right,,, shocked SVG didnt catch that,, been thinking I said that wrong,,,... Its windows ????
    I c ant remember.... but im on chrome now and it is better,,, but I cant get my saved places to work...
    are you here to help? or to toy with me? guess it is windows 8 ,,, already got a pop up worrying about running scripts?
    I hated that,,, I never knew what a script was,, nevers ran one,, didnt know why???
    I just need a nerd,, much respect!! please save me from whatever is going to happen next,,, I dont want it toooooo....
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    Are really saying you bought a computer that had win98 on it?

    Take it back and get a computer that has a newer operating system. That computer was obsolete years and years ago and modern software will not work on it.

    Remember the tale of how when you drive a car off the lot it losses a chunk of its value. Well, your computer had no value when you bought it and certainly has none when you took it home.

    For $350-400 you can get a basic new computer that was designed this century.


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    Re: Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    I just figured he had a typo when he said windows 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpguy View Post
    I just figured he had a typo when he said windows 98.

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    that processor is an old one ... junk today


    Do your homework before you buy.

    Can't return it? Put DOS 6.11 on it .. it will work just fine

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    You mean it is windows 8? It is a app driven system like android, and ICS. Many people are not liking it.
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    Pentium B960 launched 4Q 2011. If you like the hardware then buy whatever OS and install it. I escaped from windows about three months ago to linux Fedora and am quite pleased - won't be going back. Fedora is free!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Pentium B960 launched 4Q 2011. If you like the hardware then buy whatever OS and install it. I escaped from windows about three months ago to linux Fedora and am quite pleased - won't be going back. Fedora is free!
    I was thinking of suggesting Linux with a dual boot. I have not used Linux in some time, I once was big on Linux, but it is not for the non computer savvy. Unless it has been cleared up there are some, or at least one streaming media that will not work on Linux. Netflix has never made itself available to streaming outside of microsoft, and mobile apps. Netflix will work on Windows 8. I am not sure about Hulu or Crackle if they will run on Linux.

    One of the problems with W8 it is recognized as mobile with many applications, and for some reason some content is denied mobile. We run several android tablets, plus I have a netbook that runs android. It does most things fair, but still runs into that problem of being recognized as mobile.

    I think Fedora is the free version of Red Hat. So it should be good.

    OP if you have space keep your W8 and use it when you need it. But Linux, if you can master it, does it better, and faster.
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    I considered dual-booting M$ and linux, but that's a half-measure like CC versus OC.

    There are many linux distributions, each with different strengths and weaknesses. Fedora prides itself on being the bloody edge of linux development - that's a steep learning curve. Others are particularly suited to new users. And each distribution may build different specialty bundles - spins. And not all hardware has linux qualified drivers. Linux is GNU licensed and so must its components.
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    Re: Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    Linux mint is a very good distro/Os for beginners. It's where I started, and its based off Ubuntu, so you get all the bells and whistles of that.

    Personally ATM I'm using Arch. I like a rolling release cycle, and having the power to build my Os from the ground up is nice, and a good learning experience.

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    I'm confused by this and can't figure out what you have. I'm going to guess that you have a pc with windows8 operating system.

    If so, this may help you as it makes 8 work like 7.

    http://www.iobit.com/iobitstartmenu8.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    If so, this may help you as it makes 8 work like 7.
    No, Start Menu 8 only restores the function. If you want 8 to be more like 7 and older Windoze, try Classic Shell (free open source) at classicshell.net
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    Wellzzz,,,

    I really cant get down with all the advice to use weird other strange computer geek systems,,, . I thank SVG for leading me to google chrome,,, that helped me a lot,,, and I thank my brother for his help to get the favorite places thingy to work,,, Sooo Im starting to get happy with this new stuff to work for me. But I still cant get my enter/carriage return to work right so I don't just write a wall of text.
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    leading me to google chrome,,, that helped me a lot,,,
    That's NSA-G00gle Chrome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    That's NSA-G00gle Chrome
    For those who "Have nothing to hide..."!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracer View Post
    For those who "Have nothing to hide..."!
    I have nothing to hide ... but you still cannot look !

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    Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    Per the OP not being computer savvy, I would strongly recommend AGAINST Linux of any flavor. I personally run a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Sabayon, just because Ubuntu is extremely stable and Sabayon is everything but. I like the constant freshness and anti-commercialism of Sabayon, but every so often I do a kernel update and poof! my system is deader than a doornail.

    Linux is only for the computer-literate. Even I sometimes struggle with it, and I used to make a living fixing Windows.

    My personal recommendation is to hire a computer guy and have him erase that stupid, useless, idiotic Windows 8, and then have him install Windows 7. It'll probably cost you a bit, but your other option is to return that computer and exchange it for one with windows 7. I use 7 at work, and it's a pretty smooth, fast, and reliable operating system.

    I've seen and read a buncha stuff on Windows 8, and it looks like a totally juvenile, regressive, POS operating system. Computers aren't tablets, or phones, or little gadgets for children. They are supposed to be productive machines, and Win8 appears to be anything but.

    Get Windows 7, you'll be much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alamo Jack View Post
    Per the OP not being computer savvy, I would strongly recommend AGAINST Linux of any flavor. I personally run a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Sabayon, just because Ubuntu is extremely stable and Sabayon is everything but. I like the constant freshness and anti-commercialism of Sabayon, but every so often I do a kernel update and poof! my system is deader than a doornail.

    Linux is only for the computer-literate. Even I sometimes struggle with it, and I used to make a living fixing Windows.

    My personal recommendation is to hire a computer guy and have him erase that stupid, useless, idiotic Windows 8, and then have him install Windows 7. It'll probably cost you a bit, but your other option is to return that computer and exchange it for one with windows 7. I use 7 at work, and it's a pretty smooth, fast, and reliable operating system.

    I've seen and read a buncha stuff on Windows 8, and it looks like a totally juvenile, regressive, POS operating system. Computers aren't tablets, or phones, or little gadgets for children. They are supposed to be productive machines, and Win8 appears to be anything but.

    Get Windows 7, you'll be much happier.
    Good points ...

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    Wellzzz,,,, again...

    ....I am shocked, I am appallad, And I am confussed.... Enter/carriage return still wont work... But it seems that I am NOT running google chrome!!! I am actually running internet explorer,,, but I do have a favorite places thingy that works... soooo wall O text for yous
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Sooozzz,,,

    Im typing this test,,,
    on google chrome...
    the return works,,,
    but i dont have a favorite place
    its not a wall O text...
    I like it here better,,,
    but i need favorite places,,,
    really bad!!!
    EMNofSeattle wrote: Your idea of freedom terrifies me. So you are actually right. I am perfectly happy with what you call tyranny.....

    “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

    Stand up for your Rights,, They have no authority on their own...

    All power is inherent in the people,
    it is their right and duty to be at all times ARMED!

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    Re: Help me my new computor,,, need a nerd, much respect!!!

    So, what IE calls Favorite Places are called bookmarks everywhere else. You can use the keystroke Ctrl-D to add a bookmark. If that's not enough help, post again and I'll try to more, may be tomorrow though.

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