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Macintosh Power Users -- how do you afford to keep up?

I was recently given a heavy Mac G5 Tower by my uncle. It has Mac OS 10.4 "TIGER" on it... [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Oct 24, 2014 - 22 answers

Operating System Question

I have 20 computer that don't have hard drives. After installing new hard drives, I plan on installing windows 7 on all 20 computers. My question is will I need to purchase 20 copies of Window 7? Does Mircrosoft have an option when outfitting multiple computers.
posted by Noodles on May 7, 2013 - 9 answers

How to safely resell a barely used netbook?

I bought a netbook a couple of years ago and have probably used it a total of eight times since. I just resold it on Amazon and am now preparing to ship it off. I understand that under normal circumstances it's advisable to wipe the hard disc and then reinstall the operating system. My netbook has no CD drive and therefore no operating system CD. I'm told the operating system may be embedded in another disc but I don't have the savvy or patience to figure it out. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Jan 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Computer for parents

What's the best, fastest way to set up a computer to do nothing but surf the internet? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Oct 10, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I restore a laptop hard drive to factory settings through my desktop?

How do I restore a laptop hard drive to factory settings through my desktop? [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Mar 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Windows 7 on the iMac

A few questions about installing Windows 7 on my iMac. [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Jul 8, 2011 - 7 answers

windows upgrade with a linux partition

My computer is dual booting Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have gotten a Windows 7 upgrade disc and want to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. Will the upgrade have any effect on the Linux side of the partition or will it just change the Windows side of the partition from Vista to 7 leaving Ubuntu unscathed? What happens with GRUB?
posted by moorooka on Jun 23, 2011 - 7 answers

Who'se driving this thing?

What was the first computer operating system to use device drivers as we would recognize them today? Bonus question: when was that specific term first used?
posted by idiopath on Jun 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Kid friendly OS - 2011

Does anyone have any experience with either Sugar or Qimo OS? Looking to build a computer for my 4 y.o. son. [more inside]
posted by askmehow on May 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me resuscitate an ageing G4 Power Macintosh with a linux distribution

Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive.

Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive. I have an old cf-29 toughbook by Panasonic that I've had for years. I'm trying to resurrect it and for the life of me cant remember my own cmos password. Aside from possibly nuking the bios password which will be near impossible due to the NATO standards this notebook was built to. I was thinking I would just try to install an OS directly to the hard drive and simply transplant it back into the toughbook. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Oct 4, 2010 - 18 answers

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me?

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 30, 2010 - 9 answers

need storage device compatible with mac 10.3.9

mac filter: Several oldish ibooks at work (2002-03 vintage, running 10.3.9, it appears) that haven't been used for a while but have various files on them. Not sure what's what and need to go through everything. First step: transfer all the files to a more stable machine, but how to copy those files when the newish flash drives I have laying around don't show up as readable through the usb ports? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Open operating system

I have a laptop that Microsoft should have never approved for vista it wheezes and struggles under vista and is close to useless. I was wanted to install some open operating system and use it basically as a netbook. What options do I have and how do I go about it?
posted by ExitPursuedByBear on May 23, 2010 - 16 answers

How to install XP to a brand new Vista-riddled Dell?

How to install XP to a brand new Vista-riddled Dell? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on Mar 24, 2008 - 16 answers

User Migration between PCs

What programs\packages are available that allow one to plug a cable into one pc, the other end to another pc, and then migrate the data? [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words on Feb 19, 2008 - 8 answers

What do you do whan "save early and save often" backfires?

How do I solve this annoying Vista bug? About 10% of the time when I open a file browser dialog from within a program (save as, open file, etc.) the program immediately closes. No error, no warning, the program is just gone. I have not been able to find a solution with google. [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Nov 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Let's do the (Microsoft) time warp

Where can I buy (or otherwise acquire) a legit copy of Windows 98 SE these days? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Jun 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Korean Language XP Operating System

Korean Language XP Operating System Can I buy a "Korean Language XP Operating System" here in the USA ? I want to get a Laptop in Korean Language. Where can I get one ? I called Dell and they did not have one in the USA. From what I understand one has to buy it from Korea itself. Thanks.
posted by endlessknot on Dec 13, 2006 - 7 answers

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