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Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface
From: Al Gulseth <wb5jnc@centurytel.net>
Reply-to: wb5jnc@centurytel.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 18:52:12 -0600
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IF you're primarily using it for rig control, have you considered a different 
operating system? A properly configured lightweight Linux distro should run 
just fine on that machine. (The system I'm composing this on is a 1.5G 
processor with 512M RAM and it does pretty well everything I need.)

73, Al

On Thu March 3 2011 12:42:43 am geoffrey mendelson wrote:

> There is a known bug in XP/SP3 and it's support of USB devices. One
> system I have has it, and there is no way I can get rid of, even after
> trying everything I could find on the net. It manifests itself on my
> system as having to unplug the mouse and plug it into another port
> each time I boot.
> It's an old computer, so it's stuck on XP. In order to upgrade to 1G
> ram, it would cost me as much as a new dual core computer with 2g RAM,
> to upgrade to 2G RAM, I could buy a new computer with a dual core
> processer, 4G or RAM and Windows 7.
> I probably will have to do something anyway, with a single core
> processor and 512M RAM, it's slow as molasses now.
> Geoff.
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