RE: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


Yes well what's .5 gb I mean come on *WINK*.

Ken

-----Original Message-----
From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of The Elf
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 3:48 AM
To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?

actually if he has vista home it will see up to 3.5 Gb (information from the

vista users list)

take it easy,
inthane
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ken Perry" <whistler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 4:05 PM
Subject: RE: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?


>
> Not correct the truth is it can see 4 gb it can only address 3 gb so if 
> you
> were sold a 4 gb you got robbed.
>
> Ken
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Hunt
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 9:57 AM
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?
>
> Yeah, a 32-bit operating system can address up to 4Gb of RAM so you could
> allocate plenty of that to a VM.  I use virtualbox and run Ubuntu inside 
> it
> no probs.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 2:49 PM
> Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?
>
>
>> hmm. I've been worried about vista. I just found a system that looks
>> awesome for $500, and it has 4 gb of ram. Will the other 2 gb be able to
>> be used if I say run linux under vmware or something?
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Tyler Littlefield
>> email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> web: tysdomain-com
>> Visit for quality software and web design.
>> skype: st8amnd2005
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Paul Hunt" <huntp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:45 AM
>> Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?
>>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> If I were you my main concern would be finding a laptop downgradable to
>>> XP. I doubt you'll find one these days that comes with it pre-installed
>>> though - Vista is ubiquitous now and it's a right pain in the ass.
>>>
>>> I've bought two new machines in the past 12 months - an HP laptop and an
>>> HP desktop and they both came with Vista Home Premium and the quality of
>>> JAWS's support for it is well below that of XP.  Even simple tasks like
>>> reading back and forth through text files (regardless of the editor 
>>> being
>
>>> used) causes problems such as the previous line being read instead of 
>>> the
>
>>> next one when you down-arrow and then repeated "blank" being spoken when
>>> you arrow back upwards until you refresh the screen.  Also the command
>>> prompt isn't read properly under Vista - as soon as the window starts to
>>> scroll JAWS starts reading random lines from the window under the 
>>> command
>
>>> prompt!  It doesn't read some of the dialogues in VS 2005 that it does
>>> under XP either. These are just a few examples.
>>>
>>> I've just bought a new laptop and my main priority was making sure it
>>> supported XP.
>>>
>>> AMD processors are just as good as Intel ones and they generally have
>>> slower clock speeds but are more efficient so compare favorably with
>>> Intel chips that are clocked quicker.
>>>
>>> Paul
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Tyler Littlefield" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 2:35 PM
>>> Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?
>>>
>>>
>>>> that answers a lot.
>>>> I've seen amd processors out there, and hear they're really good; their
>>>> speed calculations look different from pentium though. How is that
>>>> measured?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Tyler Littlefield
>>>> email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> web: tysdomain-com
>>>> Visit for quality software and web design.
>>>> skype: st8amnd2005
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Nimer" <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 7:26 AM
>>>> Subject: Re: in the market for a new laptop:suggetsions?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> your operating system is not a trial!!!!! If you want XP, you're going
>>>>> to have to request it from the manufacturers. I would go for a 64-bit
>>>>> machine with a 32-bit OS personally. At least 2 gigs of ram, but I
>>>>> would up it. As big a hard drive you can get, at least a core 2 duo or
>>>>> an AMD x2 processor, at least 256 MB video card dedicated memory.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Nimer J
>>>>>
>>>>> Nimer M. Jaber
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>>>>> Tyler Littlefield wrote:
>>>>>> Hello list,
>>>>>> I'm in the market for a new laptop.
>>>>>> My max price range is about 1100. I'm not totally sure what I need; 
>>>>>> of
>
>>>>>> course I'm looking for the best deal, but I also need something that
>>>>>> Jaws will work on.
>>>>>> From what I've heard, jaws does not work on 64-bit vista; are there
>>>>>> still laptops shipped with 32 bit, or even better XP?
>>>>>> I know a lot of the computer companies started sending everything 
>>>>>> with
>
>>>>>> vista.
>>>>>> I've also seen things like 60 day trials and etc on vista; am I going
>>>>>> to have to purchase a full copy after I get the laptop?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Tyler Littlefield
>>>>>> email: tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> web: tysdomain-com
>>>>>> Visit for quality software and web design.
>>>>>> skype: st8amnd2005
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