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http://www.astrobin.com/users/budman1961/ Meade LX3 8" OTA/IEQ45 Mallincam HyperPlus Color, QHY5L-II Mono Orion Mini Finder/Guider
Cliff Hipsher ICC USN (Ret.) '03 883 XLH Meade 2080/LXD75 (Big Blue) Meade DSI Color Meade DSI Pro TEC Cooled Celestron Neximage Celestron Radial Guider Star Guider Filter Wheel Vixen Flip Mirror Some Eyepieces Swift 7x50's Empty Wallet I.A.M.B.K. I ride. There fore I am...
Quote:[quote Linux is free and quite a bit more stable than Windows, especially 8.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:I can't wait till my 2-year commitment to my Windows8 phone expires so I can smash it into a thousand bits.......
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Ex Oriente, astrum ---------------------- From the day you are born 'til you ride in a hearse, There's nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse!
8" Criterion Dynamax 6" Homebuilt F/10 Newt 6" F/8 Jaegers 127mm F/5.5 SS Assembly Various 60 mm scopes in many states of repair 8' Dome Observitory
Quote:If you think it's bad with astronomy things not keeping up with operating systems, you have not done any HAM radio work... I know of guys still running Win 95 SE because there aren't drivers for any other OS! Linux included. ...and the different flavors of Linux are only as stable as you configure it.Using the MS Virtual Machine as Erik30 stated is your best bet. Wine won't work for what you are trying to do, it is more for software emulation and your problem is with hardware drivers.
Quote:Thanks for the tips guys.I always considered the idea Win7 on a virtual machine as an if-all-else-fails plan, I just hate going through the steps to do it. But I guess since I can't natively run it, I will just have to bite the bullet and do it.
Quote:It may or may not solve your problem, especially if the new machine has USB 3.0 hardware... Anyway, hope it works out.
Quote:Yes,hard to get new drivers for working hardware no longer supported or the seller and manufacturer have closed shop.Besides the old scopes there are old computers here!Can fire up a Win 3.9,3.1,3.11,95,98,Me,200,NT,XP,and 7.
Linux was getting just really capable then they messed with the interface and turned me off it.
New and different usually means a pita with computing
Quote:It is pretty certain that there will long be a legacy XP machine here NOT connected to the internet.That way it won't get viruses,won't fail the "OS legal" test,etc.
Telescopes and Guitars... Can't have too many of either one.