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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.

sorry it got submitted twice by accident

Should I get Linux?

my dad won’t let me put internet on my computer because of all the crap the internet clogs into your computer. I heard Linux is basically immune to viruses so there is less crap. Also, how do you partition, so I don’t loose all of my windows stuff?

I am so pissed off because a friend’s dad don’t even want to try the live CD of Ubuntu!?! :(?

Should I tell something to him, and if yes, what should I tell to him?
Please help, because I am so nervous because of this :((
I was just introducing my friend to the wonderful world of Linux, and what a bummer, his dad doesn’t allow him. He says: “Why use Linux when the whole world uses Windows” and then my friend says to him (as I teached him) to tell him that choice is a wonderful thing, but he just won’t listen. My friend saw at my house that Ubuntu Linux is a good choice, and if he liked it at his house he would dual-boot, but now this happens?!? And the most worse part is that I couldn’t talk with his dad, because I teached him in steps how to view the live CD, and then his dad came into the room, and I listened almost the whole argument on the phone, I couldn’t listen more that 30 sec. and I hung up…
My intuition tells me to go to his house, and tell him how Linux works…
The good part is that my friend says, that when he buys his own computer he would install Linux only!
My friend infact loves Ubuntu, but the monopoly of Microsoft is cruel :((

My laptop won’t run the Ubuntu Linux 6.10 (Edgy Eft) live CD. Why won’t it work?

My Sony Vaio runs the CD well. So does my dad’s Dell Inspiron. However, my Toshiba Tecra won’t. Instead of going to the screen on boot-up, it continued to run the Windows XP boot up. The ISO was the official one, and I used the official ISO recorder. I made another CD, and its the same problem. My laptop has had issues with many computer games, specifically the classic NVIDEA display problem, but it seems that is unlikely. Maybe it could be caused from interferrence from an ISO mounter. Do I need to set my computer to read the CD before it boots?

My mom’s love is conditional, she thinks she belongs in a rich neighborhood but has no job! PLEASE HELP!!!?

My mom flunked high school and married my dad, a top-of-the-line negotiator for MBNA, or present day BOA. She will not admit it, but I KNOW she married him for the money. She is unemployed, has minimal education, and pretends she’s rich. When I was a kid, she told me she wanted me to do good in school so I could support my wife.

Last year my dad died from a reaction to anesthesia (some rare condition). Ever since, I’ve been dealing with my mom trying to hold ends together with no experience except for changing my diapers. She has totally stopped motivating and supporting us and our hobbies.

We live in Plano, TX, which is a very high end neighborhood (I dislike it, too stuffy, but it’s diverse which is nice =D ). My mom has never had a job except 1, a flower shop out of high school.

To make ends meet, she makes other people do the work for her. She slept with her math teacher to pass statistics(While complaining about how he makes 18K a year) during her attempt to make it through to community college nursing school. People try and befriend her, but they fail, because she thinks she’s better then everyone at the college. When things go wrong, I never hear her blame herself. She blames the person closest to her.

My 17 year old sister, who has a job at Cinemark for 8$ a hr, is being oppressed. She is forced to send in my mom’s job applications and help her with community college work. When she got rejected once , she actually yelled at sis (To anyone thinking of hiring someone with a 2.0 GPA working at a flower shop, please.) for “Putting this on her”.

I am a 14 year old freshman, and I’m required to do cleaning and computer work. I am considered the “useless” child since I stay upstairs as much as possible to research things on my advanced freshman courses. I have high goals for myself academically, and my mom could not be any more in the way. Recently, my mom has complained about me not being able to restore the operating system on a laptop with no administrative privledges and a broken CD drive/charger. It would be easier to install linux on a granny smith apple.

Last week my mom applied for a job at a HUGE church near us, in the bookstore. Since that, she has not stopped yelling at us about how we’ve strayed from being christians, despite her having no bible. Today, after going in to get some stuff from the church, she called my sister a whore, right next to the fountain with a statue of jesus.

And now we got home from that, and said this: ” I never grew up with unconditional love, and I will never believe in it.” I have NO SUPPORT FROM ANYONE AT ALL!!! NO ONE SUPPORTS ME!!! I want to get AWAY FROM HER. FOREVER. I NEED A NEW START IN MY LIFE.

How do I get new parents? I was thinking of
*Running away: I have a bunch of stuff on a CPS record for that, so this might be the last straw.

*Starving myself: I’m 100 pounds and my mom keeps yelling about how she has to go to trial because I’m underweight. I’m forced to drink whey protein.

*Rewriting this and sending it to CPS: Mabye they can help?


I’m sorry if this was poorly written, I’m in a rage right now. I can’t think.