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Virtualization / Re: AToF - Platform Build - serving up x64 apps to ArcaOS
« on: December 07, 2023, 10:23:10 am »
From what I am reading it appears that you assume that we all have windows on our computers - I don't.  The only version of windows in my house is the very cut down version in my Data Logger.  I also have Linux Mint on a couple of my computers that I operate via a hdmi usb kvm switch which has served me very well over the years.
The fact I build all my computers from components means that I don't pay the win tax.

I just tried to look up the ThinkCentre M900 Tiny and Lenovo has it as 'Withdrawn' which usually means there have been problems with manufacture which could explain the problems you are having.

Maybe I'm biased but I always avoid anything with an Intel processor, for me it has been AMD all the way since the advent of their 486.  I have set up a couple of friends with Beelink mini units and If I didn't have all my computers I would get one for myself.

General Discussion / Re:
« on: November 27, 2023, 10:49:52 am »
Have you considered that the owner might not be interested in internationalising the site and the programs.

Also do you know any other Korean programmers that you can contact who might help?

Utilities / Re: ArcaOS Time Sync Problems
« on: November 25, 2023, 02:38:19 am »
Hi Martin,

It would be nice to see the full screen of the 'Clock Synchronization' display, but my feeling is that it needs a full 'SET TZ' statement in config.sys to be of any use otherwise how does it know what to look for to synchronise with.

Utilities / Re: ArcaOS Time Sync Problems
« on: November 24, 2023, 11:21:12 pm »
Hi Martin,

As far as I remember 'Clock Sync' assumes you have the correct 'SET TZ= ' in the config.sys, it does not put it there (see set tz in the command reference) and it does need the second version you show.  Just think yourself lucky you don't have something like I need  -
SET TZ=CET-1CDT,3,-1,0,7200,10,-1,0,10800,3600

Hi Andrew,

A little more info please.  Are you trying to use the DOS programs in a full DOS screen or a DOS window?  I ask because I remember from years ago that there were problems using DOS programs in a window but they were OK when used full screen, what you describe sounds very like that.

Networking / Re: arcmapper
« on: November 16, 2023, 09:43:24 am »
Hi Alex,
I see that about 80% of the time I start my computer but since the computer is on 24/7 for at least a month at a time I don't see it as a big problem.
As you say it appears to be a timing problem because it is the first connection that fails to my two NAS boxes, the second one always connects without problems.

Hardware / Re: Using a UPS to save SSDs
« on: November 10, 2023, 06:48:44 pm »
Cables supplied with the equipment are generally ok but, we must remember that there are several versions of USB 3 and their plugs are nit the same.

USB 3.0 has the standard USB format plug, then there are the USB 3.1 and 3.2 which have different format connectors.

Hardware / Re: Using a UPS to save SSDs
« on: November 08, 2023, 06:39:19 am »
Hi Andrew,

Regarding printers, forget long USB cables and get one with a network connection if it needs to be a long way away from the computer.  I have two Brother laser printers, one an all in one unit DCP9020cdw sits nearly 5 metres from my main computer while the other an HL3170cdw is upstairs with my other computers.  Being on the network they can be accessed from anywhere in the house, even the table near the front door for when friends bring something to be printed.

I recommend a laser printer because over time they save money - (no ink to dry out unless they have solved that problem) and all you need is the ppd file and the PSPRINT driver.

My 2 cents worth which may or may not be of help.

Hardware / Re: Using a UPS to save SSDs
« on: November 05, 2023, 06:21:52 pm »
Since I have 4 UPS units in my workroom and one for upstairs I think I know a little about them.

First of all remember that most UPS units have output rated by VA not watts.  Next you need to know how long you need UPS support (how long will the mains power be off approx), since EDF put the village power cables underground the number of power outages has become almost non existent - we had one on Tuesday for a quarter hour.  I didn't notice it except for the UPS bleeping.

My main unit is an APC Bak-UPS 1400, i.e. 1400VA @ 240 V.  I have replaced the internal batteries twice during its life, the smaller Trust 650 units have had their batteries replaced three times during their time with me.

The last thing you need is to check the quality of the power supply for the computer you are getting, no matter how much you protect the computer if its power supply goes fut you can lose all your work which is why I am a great advocate of using a NAS box with raid disks to store everything.

Mail-News / Re: Moving archived SMTP emails to AOS-5.1 Thunderbird
« on: October 21, 2023, 03:33:30 pm »
Hi Andrew,

The attached pic is of the partitions on my work machine spread over three drives drives.  Most motherboards will work with several drives attached, in fact I can also attach a couple of USB based disks (they are in usb to sata external hard drive lay flat docking stations which allows me to select which drives I want attached).

Mail-News / Re: Moving archived SMTP emails to AOS-5.1 Thunderbird
« on: October 19, 2023, 07:34:33 pm »
Since these e-mails are archived material it sounds to me that you need a NAS box to store all that information.

A single NAS box with a couple of 4 Tb drives set up as a raid set would keep them safe yet still accessible if needed.  I have a couple of D-Link boxes powered via a UPS that has kept my info safe since their install on my network  during 1990 - OK, i've changed the UPS batteries as necessary since then.
The only problem I had was when I changed from ADSL to Fibre because the fibre box wanted to use the x.x.1.x subnet while my net is on the x.x.0.x subnet, and still is thanks to a little TP-Link box.

Setup & Installation / Re: Looping ArcaOS Install
« on: October 18, 2023, 02:04:36 pm »
Reading about all the problems with 5.1 I am glad I decided to stop with 5.0.7, I have considered going back to OS/2 v 4.52 with all the fix packs.

Hi Andrew,
There are several Mother boards available depending on what size unit you would like to build - ASRock B450M Pro4 is a good board , mine is coupled with a Ryzen 3 3200G processor. It can have 4 SATA 3 disks but if you use the M2-2 you lose one of the SATA sockets.

If you are interested you can download the manual from ASRock site.  The wired network socket works but I can't say anything about sound because I don't use it on the computers.

Hi Andrew,

I live over the channel almost on the Spanish border with France.  Almost all of my equipment is bought through Amazon but the latest Ryzen processor was from a French company.

Regarding the 10 computers, 4 of them sit in my office - one is ArcaOS v5.0.7, another is for Linux Mint a third is my data logger for the met station and the last is vanilla OS/2 Merlin.  The others duplicate that on the next floor up and the last two act as NAS boxes with multiple drives in them.

The attached photo is my MSI B550-A - Pro build with a Ryzen 3 Pro 4350G, not a very good photo because my Newfoundland dog always want's to be in the picture.

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