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Debaser 03-18-2009 01:06 PM

I really need a laptop
 
to make it easier to read all my illegally downloaded comics. i'm having a hard time sitting straight up at my desk reading this shit. i want to recline.

Eulogy 03-18-2009 01:10 PM

then get a laptop!

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:12 PM

end of thread!

Eulogy 03-18-2009 01:18 PM

do you have any other reasons to get one?

'cause i dunno that this one is sufficient.

BUT HEY, WITH THE WAY YOU BLOW MONEY ON THOSE LEASES, WHY THE HELL NOT?! AMIRITE?

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:22 PM

nah that's it. that's the only reason.

maybe i can lease a laptop then

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:23 PM

actually i just blew a ton of money on a new tv. im tapped out.

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:23 PM

i just want to sit down and catch up on my Buffy and Angel comics

wHATcOLOR 03-18-2009 01:25 PM

would it be possible to view them on your new tv, maybe using a wireless mouse to turn the pages

ohnoitsbonnie 03-18-2009 01:25 PM

Laptops are good for carrying around

Nimrod's Son 03-18-2009 01:28 PM

I bought this a little while back. Looks like it's cheaper now.

I really love it and you can game to your heart's content on it if you choose
Gateway - FX Edition Laptop with Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology - P-7805u

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:29 PM

bonnie is good and boiling down what debaser means

ohnoitsbonnie 03-18-2009 01:30 PM

I don't know what you mean

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wHATcOLOR (Post 3453572)
would it be possible to view them on your new tv, maybe using a wireless mouse to turn the pages

i can browse the internet and stream videos from my computer via the ps3 and xbox but i have no idea how to read comics short of actually lugging my computer down and connecting directly to the tv

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:32 PM

bonnie is so clevar

sickbadthing 03-18-2009 01:47 PM

Get a copy of Virtual Machine Workstation. Get an OS - Ubuntu Linux will do if you don't have any various copies of Windows floating around. Install VM on a portable harddrive. Use VM instead of laptop.

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:50 PM

you just blew my mind, sbt

Debaser 03-18-2009 01:55 PM

can you explain that in a different way? let's pretend i have no idea what you're talking about.

are you saying i can somehow turn a portable hard drive into a virtual computer? how do i connect a keyboard and mouse? how do i connect a televison to be a monitor?

sickbadthing 03-18-2009 01:58 PM

It's what I use at my job so I can do school work without doing it on the company machine. In particular, I had to have SQL Server 2005 up and running so the college provides software... I set Windows Server 2003 on a VM and voila nobody gets mad at me because everything is isolated to that VM. All I had to get was a portable HD. I've also put Ubuntu on a 8Gb flash drive to mess around with Linux. There is also Sun VMX er something like that which is free but doesn't work as well as Virtual Machine. You will have to install VM Player on the host machines but it is a small program and doesn't fuck with stuff in a bad way.

sickbadthing 03-18-2009 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Debaser (Post 3453602)
can you explain that in a different way? let's pretend i have no idea what you're talking about.

are you saying i can somehow turn a portable hard drive into a virtual computer? how do i connect a keyboard and mouse? how do i connect a televison to be a monitor?

You must have a host computer but you can take that VM from computer to computer if you have VMWare player installed on those host computers. The VM will use a certain amount of the host computer's ram, processor, etc. It's kinda like connecting to a terminal server if you've done that before.

Elvis The Fat Years 03-18-2009 02:00 PM

you're drunk and high and making this shit up.

Debaser 03-18-2009 02:02 PM

thanks, i feel dumb.

come down to sacramento and come over and do this for me.

sickbadthing 03-18-2009 02:04 PM

Sun Virtual box is free but limited and a bit clunky compared to VMWare:

VirtualBox

Here's the site for VMWare:

VMware Virtualization Technology, Virtual Machine, Green IT Servers, Hypervisor - VMware

Essentially it's best to have VMWare Workstation to set up your VM. If you are friendly with the IT people where you work then ask them about it. They'll probably already know about the program. You'll need to install VMWare Tools after you have the VM going... it makes it seamless for your mouse to go from your host computer to the VM, and to do things like drag and drop/copy files off of the VM to the host machine and vice/versa.

Virtual Machines are the shit, yo.

Debaser 03-18-2009 02:06 PM

sounds rad, man!

Debaser 03-18-2009 02:06 PM

so whats a good laptop to get (lol)

Debaser 03-18-2009 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nimrod's Son (Post 3453579)
I bought this a little while back. Looks like it's cheaper now.

I really love it and you can game to your heart's content on it if you choose
Gateway - FX Edition Laptop with Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology - P-7805u

not sure if i can count on the opinion of tech from somebody that drives a ford focus

Debaser 03-18-2009 02:10 PM

debaser was completely overwhelmed by sbt's tech talk

Fattening Ass 03-18-2009 02:26 PM

get a Netbook as they're relatively cheap. I've got an MSI Wind 8)

Debaser 03-18-2009 02:30 PM

what exactly is the difference between a netbook and a laptop. what can't a netbook do that a laptop can?

Nimrod's Son 03-18-2009 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Debaser (Post 3453618)
not sure if i can count on the opinion of tech from somebody that drives a ford focus

I paid cash for the ZTS and it gets excellent mileage, which is all I wanted. It's perfectly fine as a daily commuter.

Pizza Club 03-18-2009 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Debaser (Post 3453651)
what exactly is the difference between a netbook and a laptop. what can't a netbook do that a laptop can?

They are generally smaller and have less horsepower. For reading comics and stuff, it would be fine hardware wise with the screen size maybe being an issue (I think the bigger ones are 10"). If I were in your situation, I'd probably get a netbook.

VMWare Server is also free where Workstation is not, but I still don't see how that would be a solution for what you want.



edit: I work in IT too and also drive a Ford Focus. It's gets good mileage and I hate big cars and not really caring about cars otherwise.


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