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Post  Admin on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:54 pm

Hi,

Does anyone have a sata notebook hd 60 gig or higher that they can donate to me? The laptop hd I usually use for making the PhoenixOS isos bit the dust. I usually pull my main drive out, pop in the PhoenixOS extra hd, then use that to make the isos, then when I am done put my main drive back in with no loss of data; since it was never used during the iso creations.

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Post  Dr.C on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:28 pm

What's the cost for a new one?
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Post  Dr.C on Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Look at Geeks.com and see if you can find one that you can use. Let me know the part number.
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what speed?

Post  Bob3 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:41 pm

What's the speed on yer preferred HD, 5400 or can a 7200 rpm go rock & rolling in yer little laptop?? Rolling Eyes

We're pretty scant on SATA HDs, especially 2.5".
Got tons of IDE. Heck we just had to "upgrade" our power supply testers to 24 pin w/sata, a very traumatic experience! Twisted Evil
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  LinuXFroG on Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:28 am

I tell ya, as soon as the settlement comes and I take care of ppl who have helped me, I'm dumping sata platter drives for ssd.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:52 am

Dr.C wrote:What's the cost for a new one?

Around 50.00.

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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:53 am

Dr.C wrote:Look at Geeks.com and see if you can find one that you can use. Let me know the part number.

Part #: ST9160412ASG-R
Warranty: 180 Days
Condition: Factory Recertified
Packaging: Plain Box
Ship Weight: 0.25 lb
Manufacturer: Seagate
MFG Part #: 9PSG4C-500
Model #: ST9160412ASG
Supported By: Geeks


Your Price: $28.49

This would work nicely, 7200 rpms, 16 meg cache, should make working on the iso a breeze: and definitely inexpensive!

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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:00 pm

Thanks goes out to the user who donated the funds to purchase the hd, should be here on Friday. Then I can finish up the iso ! Smile

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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Bob3 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:28 pm

Admin wrote:Thanks goes out to the user who donated the funds to purchase the hd, should be here on Friday. Then I can finish up the iso ! Smile

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Yah, what Ray said! What a Face

... and thanks to Ray for providing all the hard work so we can feed our weird habits! Twisted Evil
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Post  jpisini on Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:28 am

A big thanks from me as well that was nice.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  LinuXFroG on Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:28 pm

This is what I'm talking about. A site that is actually a family. People who take care of each other. I'm glad to be a part of this site. Thank you to everyone here.
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Post  Admin on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:51 pm

LinuXFroG wrote:This is what I'm talking about. A site that is actually a family. People who take care of each other. I'm glad to be a part of this site. Thank you to everyone here.

Yup it sure is! When I first started on PhoenixOS, I had hoped to recreate the Linspire/Lindows look and feel as well as the wonderful family support we become accustomed to in the Linspire/Freespire forums. I am very grateful to all the support I have received from you the community and hope this community continues to grow and I am very proud to be a part of this family! I thank all of you for helping me make this possible.

This next release is a big one so stay tuned, drive scheduled to be delivered tomorrow!

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Post  hqlinux on Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:40 pm

Looking forward to the new release, mi amigo... Smile Cool

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Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Dr.C on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:34 pm

Did it come in? Hope it works good.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:49 pm

Dr.C wrote:Did it come in? Hope it works good.

Yes it came in, thanks. Works great, Im already working on the iso! Should have an iso up soon, also have to update the download page.

Stay tuned!

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got another test machine...

Post  Bob3 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:03 am

I have another test machine, been having problems with the big old desktop so went & picked up a nice little Lenovo desktop with an AMD Athalon X2, 3.1 GHZ, 3GB DDR3 ram.
Plugged the old hard drive in & zoom! cheers
(all for less $$ than a 5 - 6 year old Pentium D machine would run - last day of the sale Wink )

Needs a new dual head video card though, old one got fried when the PS went out. Suspect
I'm not sure if Skype is working or not though, gotta eyeball it some more.

Anyway, is the new release going to play nice with a dual-boot with Win 7 or is the HD better off getting wiped?
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  jpisini on Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:53 am

You are always better off wiping Windows :-)
That said the base of Phoenix is Lucid so dual booting should not be a problem.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  Bob3 on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:15 am

jpisini wrote:You are always better off wiping Windows Very Happy
I hear ya there, the poor sales guy at the store seemed to have his "Linux filter" plugged into his ears; kept trying to peddle a beefier machine, talking about upcoming windoze programming needing more cpu cores & ram, virus protection, blah blah blah ... Twisted Evil
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Post  hqlinux on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:33 am

jpisini wrote:You are always better off wiping Windows :-)

LOL

Actually... I am kinda liking Win 7 Pro and Ultimate. Shocked Shocked Shocked

MS finally got it somewhat right. I have had nary any problems with it, and some of the software that I use is Windows or Mac only Sad Sad Sad

I am looking forward to Ray's new release, though Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven Like a Star @ heaven

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Win 7

Post  old tech on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:54 pm

You are right hq MS finally got it together. I use Win 7, Klikit, pardus, Ubuntu UI 2.8, and Frag's OS. I think Ubuntu's new just out UI 2.9 gives you a choice of several desktops.
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Post  jpisini on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:03 pm

I disagree the file management in 7 is awful a huge step back from 95 through XP reminds me of the Windows for Workgroups days. Some can argue stability but my XP never crashed (neither do my Linux boxes) I always performed maintenance and applied patches. Don't get me started on Security http://www.petur.eu/blog/?p=361 they just released a new version of IE and didn't bother to fix the known issues I hate to think what else they left open. Now some can argue with me but I do have a Windows workstation at work so I use Win7 5 days a week ( to putty on to my Linux boxes :-) ). I'm not at all impressed is it better than Vista yeah but that is not saying much.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  jpisini on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:13 pm

Now to be fair the Linux pickings lately aren't all that hot either.(PhoenixOS excluded it rocks.) What the heck is up with Gnome 3? Did they say "Hey the KDE guys hate their new version we should do it too". Speaking of KDE if they move the freaking settings around any more we will have to start calling them Windows2. Pick a location for a setting and leave it be gosh darn it.
LXDE has potential but needs a bit more time to mature before it is ready for prime time.
XFCE is now known as Gnome lite and the sad part it is no longer truly portable so how they think to grow is beyond me. Did I leave anyone out?
OS X bah a half baked OS that takes the best parts of BSD and hides them from the user why should I have to hack my OS to use it from a terminal?
Haiku it had potential then they went nuts and decided to release original and extra crispy library versions that may or may not run the few programs that are out there what were they thinking?
OK I'm done.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  hqlinux on Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:12 am

Wow John....

How do you really feel??? Wink Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I have not had any problems with Win 7... Of course I don't use it as much as I use XP Pro and PhoenixOS...But it definitely out shines Vista, and in some ways, I like it better than XP. I use a Bible study program that is called Logos... http://www.logos.com/comparison It is Windows and Mac only... not to mention all the other Windows software titles that I have and use... I wish Linux could run ALL the software that I have purchased, but alas, it is not to be so... Sad Shocked

What have you discovered in the filing system in Win 7 that you don't like??? I use PowerDesk as my "explorer" and I haven't come across any major differences??? Just curious... and as for security... I use Norton 360 and Webroot Internet Security Essentials which keeps the nasties at bay... (worth the monetary investment, in my opinion).

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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  jpisini on Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:56 am

See you use a third party product for file management if it was any good you wouldn't need that. Plus you are using two separate programs just to surf the web how crazy is that. I do have to agree that it is still needed there are several programs that I use on a daily basis ( for work ) that do not run in Wine I could run them in a virtual machine but I would still need a license so it doesn't really solve anything.

I think I need a new hobby. I started out in computers as a hobby and have been working in the industry for about 15 years yet I still do it on the side. I am starting to get grumpy at the way people do things. Maybe I'll take up golf.
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Re: Notebook sata drive needed!

Post  LinuXFroG on Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:15 am

Hey John, tell us your feelings on E17, Fluxbox, OpenBox and JWM. Razz
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