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    Samir

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    So basically it's like having a chromebook, lol.
     
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    Worse. At least with a Chromebook you are able to use any app from Playstore.
    I'll give it a try this weekend and report back, but if it's based on android x86 then it probably will a disappointment - what apps are you able to run on it besides Google apps and Firefox? Games? Video? Streaming?
     
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    I was going to try this. On second thought I'm going to give this a pass.

    From their website:
    The production of Phoenix OS(x86) is related to the open source of Android x86.

    and their FAQ:
    Some applications (Apps) and games do not run.
    A: The applications are not adapted to the x86 platform, which is a normal phenomenon. You can contact the application providers or submit your issues in the forum.

    I've already seen this movie, I know how it ends.
     
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    A little trick!
    One can type ¼ or ½ using alt codes. (hold alt key down & type 0188 or 0189)
    What about ⅛ - ⅜ - etc?
    Or even ⅓ - ⅔?
    Easy!
    I use these quite a bit.
    I opened 'Charactor Map' & found them, selected as instructed, & pasted to a *.doc file.

    Copy these to a doc - rtf document, set as read only, create shortcut, move shortcut to "Start", down low if you dont plan to use it much, re-name to *what-ever*.
    Click on start - "your short-cut name", copy whichever you desire, & paste where you want it.
    I always use 16 bold.

    Slick!!

    edit: just posted, copied relevent portion, pasted to: 'etc etc' works fine!
     
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    Yep, this is a trick back from the old DOS days. You would need to old down alt and then the 'code page' number for the character and it would print the character associated with that in the current code page.

    These days it's a lot easier to just find what you need online on a web page for ™ or ® or whatever you need and just cut and paste. Unless you use it a lot, then the alt method can be a real timesaver.
     
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    FWIW
    I could not find alt codes for 1-3-5 or 7 eights or for 1 or 2 thirds, either.
    I have this:

    alt codez.png
    for alt codes I use, , , ,
    png shortcut to Start, (this particular shortcut) click, read the #, go back to where you were in the first place.
    I do not see how going on line, searching for what you want, copying, then, going back to where you were, then pasting, is faster, , , ,

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    In case you were ever wondering, , , ,

    On Seagate drives you may see a Date Code – e.g. 07466. What does it mean? Simply put, it’s in the format of YY:W, or YY:WW, where Y is year, W is week and D is day of week. The year is fairly self-explanatory; the weeks aren’t measured from January, though, they are from the start of the financial year – e.g. July 1st, and they begin on the first Saturday after that date. The days figure is how many days from the beginning of the week the drive was manufacturered; the weeks are considered to start on Saturdays and run through to Fridays! One wonders why they don’t simply put the date! In the case of the example above the drive was manufacturered on the 21st May 2007.
     
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    cats XP.jpg
     
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    Alternatively, get the XP Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC) to set up your own keyboard layout (e.g. press Alt and M to make a heart symbol).

    1. Design your own new keyboard layout
    2. Base it on an existing one (e.g. English extended)
    3. Modify the existing keyboard layout and build your new layout from it
    4. Build keyboard layout DLLs for x86, x64 etc
    5. Package the resulting keyboard as a .msi file for future installation

    TIP: For future reference, take a screenshot of the new layout in the same folder as the .msi file. Give the .msi file an obvious name like run_my_keyboard.msi
     
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