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Cogs can think.

I'm a mere, tiny, insignificant cog in a whole clockwork of stupidity.
The little cog that wanted to break free, I am.

A grand don't come for free

Sunday, July 31, 2005
Lars sent "A Grand Don't Come For Free", which I left in Königs Wusterhausen when I was there on vcation a few weeks ago :). I declared this album by The Streets as the best album of 2004. Thanks Lars!

Now playing: The Streets, "Not Addicted"

Insane Americans

Saturday, July 30, 2005
Okay, I've officially lost faith in the USA ever becoming a sane country. Really, the US is so selfish, egocentric, power-hungry, it's just mind-blowing.

Read this.

Done?

Insane, isn't it? Especially the following contradiction pissed me off. First, the creator of the proposal says:

"Safety of life is an issue," said William Klepczynski, a senior analyst at the State Department in favor of the U.S. proposal, who asserts that programmers who ignore the need to add leap seconds present a "risk to air travel in the future" because a glitch might shut down traffic-control systems.


Then he goes on and says:

Eliminating leap seconds will make sextants and sundials slowly become inaccurate, but supporters say that's OK now that the satellite-supported GPS can give exact longitude and latitude bearings to anyone with a receiver. Sailors "don't navigate with the stars any longer," said Dr. McCarthy.


There is so much wrong here that I don't know where to begin. First off, the contradiction: he says that leap seconds *could* lead to deaths in the future but *only* if programmers of life-important systems don't account for leap seconds. So, discarding those seconds is a matter of life and death. Then, he says that sailors don't navigate by the use of the stars anymore, due to GPS. What, mr. scientist, if those GPS systems fail? What if the US shuts GPS down once again because of another war for oil? How are the sailors gonna get their asses back to dry land then? What about shipwrecking? What then? Can't the old-fashioned wway of navigating using the stars save those men's lives?

This contradiction also shows the utter ignorance and complete lack of reality of this American, as he assumes that everybody in the world is rich enough to buy GPS equipment. What about poor fishermen in Africa? Transport ships off of the coast of India? People that live near or in the Sahara desert? NOT EVERYONE LIVES IN WHITE FCUKING SUBURBIA AND HAS LOADS AND LOADS OF CASH, MR AMERICAN. Jesus fcuking Christ. The arrogance, the egoism, goddamnit it can make me so damn pissed off.

The system fo using leap seconds we have now *works*. There is absolutely no sane reasoning behind eliminating it other than passing on the control over time to the US.

Thank you very much

I feel ultima relaxed right now. Just completed a very hectic workweek, I'm dead tired lying on bed with my iBook in my lap, browsing the web, with The King rumbling thru my HiFi set... :).

Now playing: Elvis Presley, "Hard Headed Woman"

Stallman's a hypocrite

Friday, July 29, 2005
Richard Stallman is such a hypocrite:

A Unix-like operating system is so large that there must surely be parts of Solaris that are better than their counterparts in GNU/Linux. However, the peculiar incompatible licence used to release Solaris as free software mostly prevents us from incorporating those parts. Thus, our community stays with GNU/Linux, and gains little or nothing from this contribution. Now that Solaris is free software, there's nothing unethical about it, but it is not much as a contribution.


Mr. Stallman, your GPL is doing the exact same thing! You cannot incorporate GPL code into other projects without forcing the end product to be GPL too; how is this different from Sun's CDDL? Explain, Mr. Stallman!

How is GPL software open and free if for instance BSD or Haiku (MIT) developers cannot use it? As far as I'm concerned, your GPL isn't true free and open software at all, Mr. Stallman. How does forcing people to use your license fit in with 'free' and 'open' and 'choice'? Vendor lock-in? License lock-in!

BSD and MIT code is truly open, because *anyone* can use it, whether the end-product is open or not. *That* is true freedom, Mr. Stallman. Your GPL is NOT.

Religion sucks ass

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
What the fcuk is wrong with this world? Today, a bunch of extreme-right Jews (yes, Jews can be extreme-right too) placed the Jewish equivelant of a Fatwa on Ariel Sharon. It basically means that they're asking God to kill Sharon within 30 days, because he is forcing the Jewish settlers in the Gaza strip to move.

They're a bunch of sick, sick, VERY SICK people. I mean, I think Sharon's a fat pig and deserves to die, but by justice, not by extremist God crap. The scary thing is, the same happened with Yitzack Rabin-- and we all know what happened to him in 1995.

What is wrong with all these people? They're all believing in the same god (Jahweh, Allah and God are one and the same person), so why in the fcuk are they trying to kill one another and eachother? The basic principles of these three faiths are all the same, they have the same archfather (Abraham), so what's up?

The world would be a better place if religion did not exist.

If I were to allowed to select 5 cars for free... *updated*

Monday, July 25, 2005
  • Aston Martin DB9 (dark-green) (the closest a machine can come to Perfection)

  • Ferrari F430 (red) (best ass ever)

  • Corvette C6 Convertible (black) (awful build quality, questionable design, but fcuking raw)

  • Lamborghini Diablo (yellow) (no words to describe this monster. No wait, I got two. From hell).

  • Nissan Murano (orange) (extravagant design, Nissan endurance and quality, and kids friendly)


  • And on a related note, I bought a new car stereo system today. My car still sported the radio-only standard Nissan radio from 1995. While it worked fine, I wanted CD in my car. Of course I bought a JVC, my favourite brand when it comes to A/V electronics. Heck, this entire house uses JVC equipments. It can be a pricey brand, but they combine one-of-a-kind exclusive design (check my set, from the award-winning VS series; the display moves up when it's on (picture is false), and you can put the main unit horizontally and verticaly) with superb quality (my parents' previous HiFi-system was a JVC; it served us from 1986/87 (not sure) all the way up to 1998... It still works, but my parents have already bought a new one (also JVC).

    Respect

    Sunday, July 24, 2005
    Lance Armstrong has won the Tour De France 2005. It is his seventh win. Also his last; he quits. I hereby want to say that I have the deepest of respect for this man, one of the greatest athletes in the history of mankind.

    He won the battle with cancer, and that puts all his perfomances in a very personal light for me.

    I bow deep, very deep, very, very deep, in honour of this man.

    My red suede shoes

    Had a good weekend so far. Friday evening me and my friends had a few drinks at the local tennis club (neither of us play tennis (anymore) but hey a beer is only 1 E). Saturday evening we went to Big City Alkmaar, again to the Notaris. Had a few drinks, made a lot of silly jokes, and had fun overall. My red suede shoes survived the pub.

    It was the first time ever that someone else was driviing my car. I didn't feel like being the designated driver so I let Tom drive my car... And I know I'm never going to do that again. It's just wrong to see someone else drive my car, it's just wrong. He drove fine, that isn't the problem. It's just... Not right. Oh, and we were pulled over by some coppers for a breath test :). Tom hadn't been drinkingn obviously, so all was fine. We almost ran over one of the officers, he was standing on the middle of the road in dark-colored non-reflective clothing-- and only when we almost hit him he turned on his flare. Idiot.

    We also discussed the possibility of us going on a skiing vacation this christmas. Financially I could go on three of those by that time, so that's not the problem. Marcel's going to discuss this with Jorien (Marcel's really cool and very talkative girlfriend). I hope it works out.

    Anyway, msg'd Sascha and Renate who came home from Rhodos friday eve, and Renate msg'd back saying: "Hey did you know I'm coming over tomorrow? Means you gotta be home!" Okay. Rosa's a chick magnet :P.

    PS: I completely forgot to tell that we've been drinking Courvoisier yesterday eve! Marcel bought a bottle tax-free, and it was really cool to be drinking the Cognac that all those famous people drink too :).

    Rosa's first visit to the vet

    Thursday, July 21, 2005
    Had to take Rosa to the vet for the first time today. She took it quite well in the beginning, but on the way home she got quite frantic and started clutching on to my arm through the cat-carriage, quite an odd experience when doing 90 down a two-lane street :).

    She got her ID chip injected (bionic little kitten, my other two cats are old-fashioned and have ID tattoos). We also got anti-worm/flee medications for all our cats. In three and six weeks she'll get more medicine injections, like all kittens. In 5-6 months she'll have to become (*ssssshhh*) steralized.

    PS: She likes to sleep on my lap while I'm working on OSNews :).

    PS2: I'm reading here that subway stations in London have been evacuated... Time to turn on the NOS.

    PS3: Got a greeting card from Rhodos (Greece) from Renate and Sascha. Thanks girls :).

    Summertime...



    Great... :/

    Raw power

    Wednesday, July 20, 2005


    Sexy.



    Sexier.



    Sexiest.

    However, why would I go for sexy... When I can get raw American power for only 1/4 of the price?



    Beats me.


    >From top to bottom: Aston Martin DBR1, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Aston Martin DB9, Corvette C6 Convertible.

    Support Haiku AND yT

    Monday, July 18, 2005
    As I already wrote in my review, I'm really impressed by Zeta R1. This thing is, to me at least, stable as a rock, fast, and responsive. The pref app is stable, doesn't crash or hang regurlarly anymore.

    I was really surprised by the amount of BeOS r5 zealots in the comments section. They are so hell-bent on r5, that anything yT does, will be shot down by them. yT is currently the only entitiy trying to keep BeOS alive AND has a usable product *NOW*, and all those zealots do is complain. Complain, complain, complain. Tabs arent r5-ish enough. Scrollbars aren't r5-ish. Preference app isn't BeOS-y enough. Icons aren't old and jagg-edged enough. I already knew that the BeOS community had some serious problems concerning legacy, but this is just amazing. It's like a bunch of people holding on desperatly to a piece of technology that's 6 years old.

    Let me do an 'if'. If Be did not do a focus shift, if they did not go under, what would BeOS look like now? I'm quite sure that it wouldn't be far away from where Zeta is now, only a bit more advanced probably. Would those zealots still have complained? I highly doubt it.

    These people should learn to deal with the fact that Be, Inc. is tits up. They're not coming back. It's over. yellowTAB stood up to take over the stick. And as far as I'm concerned, they're doing a really good job trying to please one of the hardest-to-please communities in the computing scene. If you truly love BeOS, you support Haiku AND yT. It's as simple as that.

    Introducing: Rosa

    Sunday, July 17, 2005


    Yesterday eve, I picked up our new kitten! She's 6 weeks old, and of course cuteness abound... Damn, this makes me so happy! I made two videos with my digital camera, here and here. We wanted to name her Jade (then we'd have Jari, Jobje and Jade, three J's), but when I picked her up, the 15 year old girl, the daughter of the owners, told me she named her Rosa (Rose), and well, we decided to keep that name. So, her name's Rosa (which we already turn into Roosje, 'Little Rose').

    My two other two big cats reacted as to be expected: a little scared, insecure and sometimes hissing. All normal behaviour. It's already getting better. Jari, my biggest cat, already hit Rosa on the back twice, to make clear that he's the boss around here. Just so she knows.

    Zeta

    Friday, July 15, 2005
    Zeta R1 came in via the mail today! Woohoo!

    Cool reviews coming up

    Thursday, July 14, 2005
    In the coming months, you can expect a whole set of interesting reviews on OSNews.

    First of all, Genesi has made clear that I'm on their waiting list, so in the coming months you can expect a review of their Open Desktop Workstation, a Pegasos G4 machine, running all sorts of Linuxes, MorphOS and more. It has a 1Ghz Freescale G4 processor, 512 MB RAM and an ATI Radeon 9250 videocard.

    Secondly, three OSNews staff members will be getting review copies of Zeta R1, including me. I hope we can push out three reviews, from three different perspectives. People are screaming for Zeta R1 reviews, and I hope we can provide them with those.

    Thirdly, I'm in talks with Sun NL to provide me with a Sun Ultra 20, for review purposes, of course on a loan basis. This will be really interesting, as I've been contemplating buying one of those babies for personal use. It's very affordable at only 800E (where's the friggin' character map in SuSE 9.3?).

    Now playing: Garbage, "Run Baby Run"

    Productive day

    Wednesday, July 13, 2005
    Went to Big City Alkmaar today, and bought me a whole shitload of new stuff. I'm most excited about my new neck-collar thing that I bought, from Fossil (my all time favourite Watch brand). I already own two Fossil watches (this one being my newest and most-worn), and they're the best-designed watches *ever*. I already owned a Big Tic before they even came to The Netherlands-- and still, today, people stare at my watch in amazement :). Anyway, the collar-necklace-thing (how do I name it without making it sound so female?):



    Cool huh? Other than that, I bought some new clothes (and probably one of the few rugby shirts sold in size M :P), and some stuff for my computers (a decent 4-port USB 2.0 hub for my iBook, and a cool Apple-like mouse for one of my x86 machines, it glows all blue). A very productive day. Spent well over 100 Euros...

    10.4.2

    Just updated Tiger to 10.4.2 on my iBook, and everything seems to still run smoothly. It seems that the time-out bug that prevented me from using Safari on the OSNews backend has been fixed-- however, Image Capture still chrashes each time you drag/drop a picture out of the main window, even though I've been sending in bug reports on that for *months*. The amount of free memory seems to be a bit better too, not sure though (might just be the fresh reboot, the machine had been running for almost a month straight).

    Now playing: Marylin Manson, "New Model"

    From the "Mechanical Animals" album-- an extraordinary good album, completely different from the usual crap that he makes. "Mechanical Animals" has its very own feel, unlike any other piece of music I've ever heard. Definitely recommended to *anyone*, even people who normally don't like Manson's music (like me). "Mechanical" indeed summarizes the sound of this album. The cover of this album created much controversy in the US (where else??), which went as far as people raiding music stores and burning the copies of the album. Sick people, that country really needs a bucket of reality.

    Scanner hell

    Sunday, July 10, 2005
    I'm appaled by the poor support for Canon scanners in OS X. I have a CanoScan LIDE 30 (one of those really flat ones), and on the box and product pages it is said that it works in OSX. Right. If you're a friggin' OS X die-hard uber-geek maybe, but not for normal people.

    Let me explain the process of driver installation, as devised by Canon:

  • Download CanoScan Toolbox for OS X (Tiger supported);

  • Install it (at this step I hung, as it complained about me not having enough privilidges to write a certain file; yet it didn't ask for admin privilidges);

  • Download the actual driver;

  • Install it, which requires you to somehow magically know that there's a plug-in directory where you're supposed to put it.


  • Now, that's what I call an installation process not worthy of OS X. It uses old VISE installers and what not; I expect more from such a big firm, especially taking into account that Canon is a company who's expertise lies in *imaging*, and the Mac obviously has a strong presence in that market.

    But anyway, I had no luck when using those 'drivers', as the ToolBox app wouldn't install. So, in a move that would please the OSS zealots reading this, I tried installing and using SANE. No good. Everything (4 packages) installed fine, but yet nothing would work as told. Damnit. And as SANE uses Apple's installer, I can only remove those files manually. Damnit.

    So, I *had* to resort to VueScan. 3rd Party software in order for my scanner to work. Right. This scanner even worked fine on Linux! Plugging it in was all I needed to do on SuSE 9.3. This is not what I come to expect from Apple and Canon. Canon scanner should work out of the box on OS X. There is no excuse for this mess.

    Minislack *Update*

    Friday, July 08, 2005
    Out to test Minislack on my PII-400. It's my 'BeBox86' (I'm really bad with originality), I know, but hey I'm waiting for enough cash-flow to order Zeta R1. Been hearing some really good stuff about Minislack, and I hope it flies at least a bit on that computer, as it 'only' has 192 MBRAM (sad that Linux fails to improve on memory usage).

    And I forgot to tell, sent out a mail to Sun NL whether they know when or if the Ultra 20 (and for what price) comes to The Netherlands. Went all honest on how I'm planning on using it as a desktop. Also made sure that they know I have a Ultra 5, can't hamr to show I got Sun stuff :).

    Update: Dumped Minislack, it used Lilo and Lilo didn't completely remove the older GRUB, so the machine gave a GRUB error. In 1999 I might have accepted that, but it's 2005 goddamnit. So, I went with Hoary, which I'm installing as we speak.

    Now playing: The Eagles - (the amazing saxophone solo in) "Sad Café"

    Kitty

    We're gonna get a new kitty! We're gonna get a new kitty! We're gonna get a new kitty! Yes, these are things that make me as happy as a 6 year old schoolchild.

    Anyway, me and my parents jointly decided that we're gonna get a third cat as an addition to the two amazing tomcats we already have (two black & white, beautiful big cats, 10 and 11 years old). It's to lighten up the mood around the house a bit. Also, simply because we like cats. It's gonna be a young one, and obviously we're gonna get one from the asylum, just as where Jobje came from.

    Can't wait!

    Now playing: The Eagles, "Peaceful Easy Feeling"

    Inevitable

    Thursday, July 07, 2005
    Update III: Great post by Gnome hacker Dom Lachowicz. As long as Americans like him are born, the US still has a future. Updated death counter (under update I).

    Update II: *Before* the attack on Madrid in March 2004, the joint security agencies of NATO/Europe had a list of three locations that were on the hit list for a possible terrorist attack in Europe. 1) Madrid. That one happened. 2) London. That one happened. The third one? Guess what: The Netherlands. Remember, this list dates from *before* Madrid. Fcuking great. As soon as uni starts again in September, I'll travel through Amsterdam (including Central Station) twice a day...

    Update: Current official death count: 36. Injured: 700. Jesus Christ.

    It had to come to this, after all.

    This is the price innocent citizens have to pay for their governments going to war. I wish to give my sincere condoleances to the family of the victims.

    This just makes me think how long it is going to take before bombs will be hitting my capital city of Amsterdam. My country is extremely vulnerable to terror, as we have a very open society, and my government openly supported and contributed to the unlawful war in Iraq. Also, my government is almost kissing Bush' feet.

    New York. Madrid. Istanbul. London. Amsterdam? I hope with all my heart that these barbarians who dare to kill innocent people will keep their filthy stinking paws off of my nation. Go kill the people who started the war (Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld), you sick fcuks.

    Bejeweled2 record

    I got the record back from Eugenia!



    2 021 250

    Dear god

    Wednesday, July 06, 2005
    Really. KDE has too many features.

    25 Years ago

    It's 2005, this means that 25 years ago, The Eagles broke up. Odd, I never realized that until today. Let's hope that one day, they are gonna set their differences aside even more, so that besides doing Farewell Tours, they will also be able to make a new album, that will undoubtly blow away the present-day musicians. After all, Don Henley did one of his best songs after The Eagles had broken up ("Boys Of Summer").

    Now playing: The Eagles - "After The Thrill Is Gone"

    The flame rises but it soon descends
    Empty pages and a frozen pen
    You're not quite lovers and you're not quite friends
    After the thrill is gone

    Firefox

    Firefox is an idiotic browser.

    Can somebody please explain this to me:

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    My bookmarks toolbar folder doesn't work! This is what I must do in order to get my bookmarks to appear in the toolbar: 1) Open Firefox (defaults to www.novell.com); 2) Browse to another page; 3) open a new window with ctrl+n. *Only then* will my bookmarks appear.

    And to make matters worse, Blogger's image upload refuses to work correctly with anything else than Safari. Konqueror doesn't work, Firefox doesn't work. Fcuking GREAT. Still stuck with Imageshack.

    Armada of stupidity

    Tuesday, July 05, 2005
    Sometimes things happen that make you question your own capabilities as a computer user. I have those moments quite regularly, but the one I just had really is the crown on top of my long list of stupidity.

    There has always been one thing that bothered me more than anything about computers: the fact that bootloaders were always incapable of using my USB keyboard. This resulted in me having two keyboards connected to my PC (my special ultra-thin blue backlit USB keyboard and a ps/2 one). But, I needed the ps/2 one today, in order to start setting up my other x86. I was in doubt. Removing that keyboard would confine me to SuSE 9.3 (my default entry in GRUB at the moment), and I'm not yet ready for that kind of a commitment with SuSE (I like Ubuntu, still). I started looking on the internet, and all I could find was someone saying that I should change my BIOS settings. Something I've heard before, but I never assumed it was meant for me as my keyboard works great everywhere except in GRUB. However, I thought, I might as well look.

    And there it was. 'USB keyboard support -- DISABLED'.

    Jesus Christ.

    Especially since the item below said: 'USB mouse support -- ENABLED'. Where's the sense in that?

    After enabling the former, everything worked, and an annoyance that has lasted for three years has been solved.

    Ugh. Sometimes I really am the flagship in the armada of stupidity.

    I'm Dutch

    I received a weird email from an OSNews reader today-- something about politically incorrect posts being removed and how that isn't good, and on how my music collection probably contains Arabic belly-dancing music. As a reply, I sent the best email I have ever sent, and I don't think I'll ever be able to outdo myself after this one:

    > I've checked your pages, you seem
    > to be young. But where the fuck, did
    > you get that polite and straight thinking
    > from? You're not christian nor
    > democrate, your not licking someone's ass,
    > so what is it?

    I'm Dutch.

    --
    Thom Holwerda
    ---
    Managing editor at http://www.osnews.com, exploring the future of  computing
    ---
    Read my blog: http://thom-holwerda.blogspot.com


    :/

    Beeeeh

    Monday, July 04, 2005
    Before I start this blog post, let me state for the record that I'm agnostic; meaning that I nor believe in a god, nor *not* believe in a god. Take note that I'm referring to the philosophical meaning of the word agnostic, as today most English people will think it means atheistic. Which it doesn't. The term was first used by Thomas Huxly, for those of you who want to know. More triviality: it comes from the Greek a gnoosis (alfa gamma; nu; omega; sigma; iota; sigma), which literally means 'without knowledge'. Agnostics believe that some truths, especially theological ones, are inherently unknownable.

    ---

    Why do people piss on Tom Cruise and his Scientology so much? I really don't get that. They ridicule him, laugh at him, and what not. I really don't get that.

    Why is he promoting Scientology any different from Bush saying "And God bless America"? Why is it different from my Queen being 'Queen by the grace of God'? Why is it different from an actor in his acceptance speech saying "I'd like to thank God"?

    You know, Scientology is just as legitimate as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism or whatever. They are all in essence, sects and cults. There is no more legitimate proof for the existance of God as there is for the existance of the Cosmic Goat. However, there's neither any more legitimate proof for the non-existance of God as there is for the non-existance of the Cosmic Goat. It's a complicated matter; but what I'm trying to say is, is that Christianity is not somehow magically more 'real' or 'true' because it's written in a book somewhere (a book of which the new testament was written 300 years after the accounts happened).

    I also saw that Eugenia was complaining about Scientology a few weeks ago. She speaks about the fact that Katie Holmes first had to convert to Scientology before she could marry Tom Cruise. That's not odd. Until not too long ago, say until the 70s/80s, it was highly uncommon for a Protestant to marry a Catholic, let alone a Catholic marrying a Muslim. Even to this day, people in my country still complain if someone from our Protestant Royal Family marries a Catholic. So, the fact that Katie first had to become a Scientologist is not something out-of-the-ordinary nor is it strictly related to Scientology.

    I'm not trying to diss anyone, I'm just trying to put things in perspective. A cult is a cult, whether it has 3 billion followers or only 1. The word of God says "Fiat lux", the book of the Cosmic Goat says "Beeeeh".

    Sunshine

    Sunday, July 03, 2005
    Bought Super Mario Sunshine for my GameCube today. It's an awesome game! Looks good, and has that magical Nintendo-feel all over it. Good purchase, and deffo recommended to GameCube owners.

    Dumb

    OSNews readers can be really dumb.

    SuSE 9.3 *Update*

    Friday, July 01, 2005
    FTP install finished late last night, and today did the whole setting up thing and all. It's actually kind of good, even though it's KDE! Not bad!

    Hats off to the SuSE team!

    Update: I'm *really* liking this. Screenshot:

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    Weird hobby

    While I was sitting here waiting for YaST Online Update to finish the massive update I planned for SuSE 9.3, I figured I might as well clean out my 'shoeboxes'. My shoeboxes are a collection of shoeboxes (ahey) that contain three things: my collection of photo's, my collection of computer hardware and cables, and most importantly, my collection of manuals.



    Those are four shoeboxes packed To The Maxx™ with all sorts of manuals, leaflets, guarantee certificates and the likes that date back to 1990 (and some are even older). Ranging from games, to TV sets, to Hifi systems, to mice, to kitchen apparatus, and much, much more. For some strange reason I decided a few years ago that I was going to bring all the manuals etc. in this house together and hold on to them for eternity. Well, the above picture shows where I'm at now.

    My most precious manuals are the original manuals that came with my parents' 286 computer back in 1991. I have all the paperwork that came with it; from the dot-matrix printer, to the monitor, to the computer itself. But the ones I am the most fond of are these:



    Yes, that's the complete G2 Computer Systems branded Microsoft Windows 3 manual and original diskettes *and* the complete G2 system manual (for the computer itself), from 1991. It's truly something that geeks will appreciate. I still run that version of Windows somewhere on an old Pentium 200 Mhz, but the machine lacks a videocard.

    So, if you have manuals that you don't need anymore, preferably of old stuff, please contact me at my email address (slakje AT quicknet DOT nl), so you can get my contact details.