Tad breezy down this way, of late
all the best
Good to hear! What age group?
Apparently one can't do schoolwork these days without a computer of some sort or another. Given that most use the windoze/windwoes it must be a good racket!! Some use the old apple or two, as well. They of course NEED an iphone to go with it. It's a scandal. Don't know how we all got through scooling without them??!?lsemmens wrote: ⤴Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:27 pmThey are doing schooling through "Open Access" which is a "live" classroom, sorta like the old school of the air, so, not, strictly, home schooling. They only have two or three formal lessons a day, but heaps of homework, which is where I come in. Grand daughter (16) is hoping to do veterinary nursing, or the like, when she finishes. She is largely independent with her schooling, so no real work for me there. Grandson is 10 and in grade 7. the school supplies the laptops and "maintains" them, so they are stuck with Windwoes. So, there is nothing for me to stress about there either. (so far).
As far as 19 is concerned, I have had no problems running it on all sorts of hardware from a old PII up to an I5. Obviously, with the older stuff, it's a bit clunkier, but then, I am using Cinnamon on all but one machine which is the lowest spec of the lot and that is using XFCE with no issues. I do not play games, nor am I performing much in the way of CPU intensive stuff, so none of my machines are overly taxed.
G'day Bill,bill_steamshovel wrote: ⤴Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:55 pmHello 1seeker,
Greetings and Salutations from another freezing cold Aussie - Victorian - far too cold to go and play in my shed so messing about inside the house helping a little tiny laptop realise its potential.
Regarding being parsimonious ......with the now humungous size of the windows upgrades there might be a whole generation of small laptops about to become redundant and available to people like us. This laptop I'm using is maximum 2 years old, 30GB, came with windows10 installed and already too small to cope with latest Windows 10 upgrade .......... after a few detours have now got Mint 19 up and running and space to spare..
I've had lotsa help on this forum, great place.
Except, just across the ditch we started pressing records again a few weeks ago. Yes, real records except they are using red plastic.1seeker wrote: ⤴ I remember i went into a music shop one day a few years back and was looking around all puzzled and one of the staff approached me and asked if i need help as they could probably see my confused look or something. I asked where all the records were. I got a very strange look and was told, "we haven't had records for years". They probably wondered what part of the bush i had been lost in!
wonder if they sound and play the same? I haven't had a record player since how long ago.
G'day Pierre, i see i should mark this thread as SOLVED now we have sorted out where to get records!!!Pierre wrote: ⤴Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:49 amactually the Record Factory, which, from memory, is in Melbourne:
- can't keep up with the demand, for those old-style vinyl pieces ..
as it's the only one, that is still operating in Australia.
NB: the machines, are well over Fifty Years Old.
yeah - - that's the same result, that I'd got - - so it must be that company.RollyShed wrote: ⤴Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:21 amFor the record -
"Holiday Records Is Bringing Vinyl Pressing Back To NZ After 30 Years"
https://www.viva.co.nz/article/culture- ... ckland-nz/