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Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface

To: wb5jnc@centurytel.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface
From: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:58:56 -0600
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Yes, I could change to linux, but most of the apps that I like to use 
(DXBase, for example) run only under Windoze.  I'm not shy of linux 
(used at work all the time) but that solution isn't practical in this instance.


Kim N5OP

At 06:52 PM 3/3/2011, you wrote:
>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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