Friday, July 19, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I thought about it and the cost of having yet another single field laptop. I have the Dell Vostro 3350 as a business computer and in the year I have owned it used it only sparingly for business plans and some conference paper work. I also use it to keep track of domain registration renewal dates. In other words I am not doing much with the business side of computing. Also a new laptop for just Ubuntu Studio is out of my price affordability right now. So I went ahead and split the 1 TB drive in half using the Ubuntu installer and installed Ubuntu Studio on my Dell 3350.
I also just purchased a nice Shure SM 81 condenser microphone which is my first condenser microphone. Testing both the Ubuntu Studio using Ardour and the microphone everything seems to work. Now I can practice my paper presentation audio too although I could have done that anyways with Audacity on Windows. I did use Adobe Audition on a trial license with Windows 7 on my new Dell Alienware M14X but could not get my USB audio interface to work as an input source. Figuring that on either Windows or Linux audio won't be a piece of cake I am deciding to go with Linux as it is cheaper and potentially much more professional.>
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
I had been thinking there was a lot of data on this old tape. I found only one web site's back up files and some creative writing. I may be able to find a back up file on there but the simple copy function only showed these few files. I used my IBM Pentium 1 Thinkpad with Win98 to access the tape drive.
I searched out information and programs online to get this old tape drive working. It will only work in Win98, and Win NT. That's why I used this old laptop, as it is my only Win98 computer. In the end the software I found was just one on someone's FTP in Norway and so it was a bit of a risky download. The company no longer have the software available. Ageing computers are an issue.