[ti-99/4a] Re: comparing Apples and Ti's---------------Off Topic
- Personally I prefer Red Delicious, while sitting at my TI,
If anyone wants blue LEDs for their pe-box cards, they can be bought
on ebay for a fraction of the RS price. Most of the ones listed on
ebay are very bright, much more than the original yellow/amber ones.
The ones I got came with 470 ohm resistors for 12 volt circuits but
they make the brightness much better when used on the 5 volts of the
>I'd much rather have a slow computer that works than a fast one that
> I have nothing against a computer when it works correctly, or I
> wouldn't own about half a dozen PCs. I have a Packard Bell that is a
> wonderful machine, and I will probably toss this Gateway out on its
> *ss and replace it. Too bad it is only 200mhz, but so what? The speed
> boost my 450mhz Gateway gives doesn't help much with email and
> internet anyway.
doesn't :) I'm not much of a gamer (I try to play a few games on the TI
from time to time, and even that doesn't happen much), and find that
there's really no point in having the latest and greatest for internet
use. My modem would be the bottle neck anyway. Recently I've been using
486s and a 386 as Xterminals for internet use and an IBM XT as a text
terminal for e-mail...neither really takes much.
> I've tried the Linuxes (sp? or is it Linii?), and always seem to windRecently I've had some weird trouble with a boot disk hanging on one of my
> up with a distribution CD that locks up on install. Doesn't like my
> hardware, or a CD read error. Last one I had to install manually. But
486s, but it worked fine on other machines, and I've used that system for
ages and knew the hardware was good...finally just installed on another
system and moved the hard drive over. For the most part, though, I've had
a lot less trouble than with Windows.
> then my ISP doesn't provide support for Linux, and I haven't founda > cheap one who does.
Usually if you can talk them out of some network info (DNS and such)
there's no need for support. My ISP doesn't support the TI but I can
still use it to dial in (but I haven't for years now..)