PCs need a lot more support than Macs, so the switch to Low End Win made our advice column crucial.
DOS Daniel & Friends: Upgrade Advice for PC Users
Doing DOS Daniel all by myself was too much – it could have become a full time job, but this entire site is just a part-time activity. The level of email was staggering. So I had to stop doing it all by myself.
I’ve found a way to do it. Several people from the Low End Win Help Desk have agreed to pitch in and bring back the DOS Daniel column. The big difference this time: they’ll be reading your email and responding. I’ll just be publishing the best of their work.
So, if you’re wondering if it makes sense to upgrade your older PC, or even what upgrade options you may have, pop on over to the staff page, read the profiles, pick one, and send your question.
You may even see it in print.
Dan Knight, webmaster, Low End Win
- High-end build-to-order G4 vs. high-end build-to-order Dell Dimension, Charlie Ruggiero, 4/1. It’s much cheaper to run Windows apps on the Dell than on the Mac.
- The carpenter’s trade in the computer age, Manuel Mejia, 3/31/2000. A carpenter, a block of wood, an R/C battery, and a resurrected Zenith PowersPort.
- Problems with floppy disks, Chris Lawson, 3/29/2000. They’re not quite obsolete, and different DOS floppy formats can cause problems.
- PCs and digital video, Charlie Ruggiero, 3/22/2000. Starts out looking at video editing on Macs, then examines various video formats.
- Raising the dead, part 3, Manuel Mejia, 3/20/2000. Ongoing work resurrecting a genuine IBM AT, plus the start of a Dolch project.
- Cleaning floppy drives, Chris Lawson, 3/14/2000
- Modems for pre-386 PCs, Julie Fugett, 3/7/2000
- Upgrading an Aptiva, Julie Fugett, 2/29/2000
- Online with a Performance 486, Julie Fugett, 2/22/2000
- Setting up a Windows web server, Charlie Ruggiero, 2/11/2000
- Backing up your PC, Charlie Ruggiero, 2/4/2000
- Networking with Windows, Chris Lawson, 2/1/2000
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