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RE: How does GPS work?

My stupid Garmin can take upwards of 15 minutes to get a fix, and then I often hear "lost satellite signal." If cell service is available google maps is much better. It's sad to see companies, who were pioneer in their field, that refuse to keep up with advance of technology - then get clobbered in modern time. The day that people, especially young ones, waiting forever for a Position Fix is over.
cleo43 02/16/22 04:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Install drivers in guest VM

Using a different Host OS like Linux most likely will get you round the difficulties of a USB3 only port as long as you have a driver for that USB3 port. The devices are passed to the guest as USB2 (VirtualBox).
cleo43 01/17/22 02:55pm Technology Corner
Install drivers in guest VM

To clear the air in another thread that has been closed. The poster said that you have to install the device driver in the host to make the guest's device work, which is not correct. If I can do it (find out the driver for the host) why bother having a guest VM in the first place ? I am sorry not to make thing clear. All you need is to make the guest regconize the device (printer, scanner, GPS ...) as an USB device, install driver in the GUEST OS to make things work again.
cleo43 01/17/22 09:20am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

I use Linux, running Win 7 & XP without any problem. Windows 7 stuck its nose on my very old Brother DCP-7020 Printer/Scanner, so I found an XP ISO on Archive.Org, install it on VBox, whip out the driver CD and everything works again. A minimum install of XP takes less than 10G, and when not running, takes no CPU ressource at all. I print/scan once or twice in a blue moon. I have'nt touched real Windows for a while.
cleo43 01/10/22 04:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

Older Peripheral hardware that worked well with XP/7/8 no longer works well, works partially or randomly or not at all.. I run XP inside VirtualBox to solve all these problems. It's criminal to dump all these perfectly running hardwares to eWaste.
cleo43 01/10/22 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Good Sam trip planner to Garmin 770

More research and testing. :M I use Mapsource GDB format to update my Garmin(s). Mapsource is no more supported, so it needs extra help from Google Maps.
cleo43 09/02/21 10:07am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11 available on October 5

What's driving much of the eligible hardware requirements is to harden security. Cyber-criminals and hackers are exploiting Bios and CPU vulnerabilities that can allow injection and running malicious code, which no software based security can protect against. Thus requiring newer CPU and Bios chip systems. They touted the same thing about UEFI more than a decade ago. They purposely rendered millions of Linux Computers useless, and Ubuntu had to scramble for solution (Ubuntu paid $M for ONE licence, then unlock it for all people who install Ubuntu). By the way UEFI or no, computers still get hacked left and right.
cleo43 09/02/21 09:52am Technology Corner
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

... your OS will be far less secure than using Win95 on the wobbly web.. I don't know where this idea come from, unless you enable Developer Mode. As for Cloud Storage, I still have more 13G unused from the 15G that Google give me... I use a 1T External Hard drive.
cleo43 08/17/21 08:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

My new HP laptop with a 512 gig SSD boots up in less than 30 seconds and shuts down in 5. The questions are 1) For how long can your HP keep up that speed ? 2) How much do you save if you buy a CB equivalent ? My nephew just took a Windows Laptop off the hand off his colleague for 50$ (it is full of malwares), my nephew wiped the disk clean then replaced with Linux - it run great again. The greatest feature of a CB, I think, is the Power Wash - if you suspect something going wrong, just activate that, your CB is working great again ! New CB have more features (more apps, Crostini ...) that can make them much more versatile and useful than some people might think. I have an 8 year old CB that cost me 250$C, and it is still going strong. It can do practically everything I ever need: VPN, Email, Light WP, Music, Photos (offline storage), News, Chat, G Meet (video talk with my kids & grand kid) ...
cleo43 08/15/21 02:06pm Technology Corner
RE: How to bypass Windows 11 limits and install on old PC

Windows updates might mess up your dual booting. I'd rather use VMs.
cleo43 07/27/21 10:14am Technology Corner
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