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old old old computer?

My brother has been messing around with computers lately, mainly on the internet, and my dad and i arent comfortable with him using our respective PCs. i have an old computer (im writing the specs from memory):

Pentium III 800 Mhz intel processor
256 MB RAM(actually less, about 204)
50 Gb HDD
56k modem

cant remember anything else.
Do you think this old heap of junk can be cleaned up and given to him until its beyond repair? its 8 years old.

another thing is that it has win98 installed. i want to reformat it but dad lost the installation disk years back, when i was a kid. win98 doesnt have support anymore, so now what… is there another (hopefully free) OS that can be installed on thes specs? or should i just leave the OS as is?

thanks for your help.

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sorry it got submitted twice by accident

XP sees second hard drive but Linux won’t at all

I recently purchased a new hard drive and everything is going fine when I use it with Windows XP, it has files and saved on it and everything. However I do not really want to use Windows XP very often, I prefer Linux. The gparted Live CD sees and formats the drive without any issues, as does Knoppix. However Ubuntu has no clue it is there. sudo lshw -C disk gives me absolutely no information on the drive, as does a number of other things. It does not work with Ubuntu and my brother’s computer either. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?

CD-Rom’s are not read by my CD Drive?

On my computer, and my brother’s computer, our CD Drives do not read Memorex CD-R’s, which I bought a lot of, so how could I fix this? Is my driver outdated? Can I download an update?

I was going to use this CD, (700 MegaBytes) as a Live CD, or Boot Up CD, for Linux Ubuntu, so it is pretty important I fix this.

Also, I have a USB Keyboard, when I re-boot into safe mode, I cannot use it to choose new settings, how could I fix this? :o

Brother LB6800PRW Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

Brother LB6800PRW Computerized Embroidery and Sewing Machine

  • 67 Built in sewing stitches; 70 built-in embroidery designs; 5 monogramming fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations
  • Includes Fashion Project Runway Rolling Luggage
  • Quick-Set drop-in bobbin and automatic needle threader with fast; automatic bobbin winding; computer connectivity with update capability
  • Electronic Variable Sewing Speed Control allows you to choose the most comfortable sewing speed for your project
  • 25-year limited warranty

Unleash your design and creative potential with the Project Runway Limited Edition LB-6800PRW-the only Project Runway machine to offer embroidery. Now offering Computer Connectivity the LB-6800PRW will allow you to import embroidery designs directly from your computer plus enjoy possible future machine updates. The combination sewing and embroidery machine is fashioned with 67 built-in sewing stitches and 98 stitch functions, in addition to 70 built-in embroidery designs, 120 frame pattern combinations and 5 embroidery lettering fonts. Features like the built-in push-button thread cutter, advanced needle threading system and easy-to-view back-lit LCD touch screen provide a heightened level of convenience to your sewing and embroidery, while the included Project Runway custom fashion rolling bag makes taking the machine to classes and workshops as easy as can be! Let your budding design skills flourish with the LB-6800PRW! Computer Connectivity with Update Capability. 70 built-in embroidery designs, 5 monogramming fonts and 120 frame pattern combinations. 67 built-in sewing stitches with 98 stitch functions. Easy-to-view back-lit, touch screen LCD display. On-screen reference guide in 16 languages. Includes Fashion Project Runway Rolling Luggage. Quick-Set drop-in bobbin and automatic needle threader. Built-in push button thread cutter. Large 4-inch by 4-inch embroidery area. Brightly lit LED work area. Fast, automatic bobbin winding One-touch start/stop/reverse operations. Operates with or without foot control. Full assortment of Accessories. Electronic Variable Sewing Speed Control allows you to choose the most comfortable sewing speed for your project. Free arm/flatbed convertible sewing surface. Quick change presser feet. Stitch width and length control. Adjustable thread tension control. Safety power and light switch. Lightweight with built-in handle for portability. Instruction booklet in English and Spanish. 25-year limited warranty. Model Number: LB6800PRW.

List Price: $ 599.00

Price: $ 421.99

Brother MFC-8480DN High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Networking and Duplex Printing

Brother MFC-8480DN High-Performance Laser All-in-One with Networking and Duplex Printing

  • Print and copy at up to 32 ppm
  • Automatic duplex printing
  • Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi print resolution
  • 300-sheet paper capacity, expandable
  • Legal-size document glass and 50-page capacity ADF

The MFC-8480DN is a high-performance laser all-in-one with networking and duplex printing for your business or small workgroup.

List Price: $ 448.50

Price: $ 299.00