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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » November 22nd, 2018, 8:28 pm

I'm in the process of buying a new PC.
However before I do, I want to be able to run either a Windows or Android operating system as required.
Any pointers.
For example should I get an extra hard drive and install an Android op system on it and just from it as required.
Any recommendations on a specific android op supplier, don't mind paying for it as this is going to be a one off and Santa is smiling in my direction.
Can and android op system run Perl or if not another script language.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby FLIP » November 22nd, 2018, 11:56 pm

A few things first.

1) Why android, over say Linux? Android is meant for tablets and phones. There are some laptop varients, but they aren't really that well supported.

2) By PC you definitely mean one that sits on your desk at home?

The answers will help with the answers we give you
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » November 23rd, 2018, 9:38 am

FLIP wrote:A few things first.

1) Why android, over say Linux? Android is meant for tablets and phones. There are some laptop varients, but they aren't really that well supported.

2) By PC you definitely mean one that sits on your desk at home?

The answers will help with the answers we give you

2) First. PC on my desk at home.
1) I want to be able to run 4 perl scripts on my phone (android os) (when I'm abroad) on a daily basis and then transfer the results to my PC.
2) I also want to be able to run a couple of android apps on my PC (Modbro I've tried this on my phone and it's very useful when abroad. Showbox, I've heard this is good too but I'm wary of putting it on my phone tbh)

I wrote the perl scripts myself but I think I could manage to rewrite them in a different script language if it were more appropriate.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby fourthirtythree » November 23rd, 2018, 9:54 am

Linux sounds like what you want so.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » November 23rd, 2018, 10:23 am

fourthirtythree wrote:Linux sounds like what you want so.

Thanks I'll check it out.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Laighin Break » November 23rd, 2018, 10:40 am

Oldschool wrote:
FLIP wrote:A few things first.

1) Why android, over say Linux? Android is meant for tablets and phones. There are some laptop varients, but they aren't really that well supported.

2) By PC you definitely mean one that sits on your desk at home?

The answers will help with the answers we give you

2) First. PC on my desk at home.
1) I want to be able to run 4 perl scripts on my phone (android os) (when I'm abroad) on a daily basis and then transfer the results to my PC.
2) I also want to be able to run a couple of android apps on my PC (Modbro I've tried this on my phone and it's very useful when abroad. Showbox, I've heard this is good too but I'm wary of putting it on my phone tbh)

I wrote the perl scripts myself but I think I could manage to rewrite them in a different script language if it were more appropriate.


Showbox isn't so good anymore. It has the best interface of any of those apps and it used to be great, but then their main server went (supposedly it got taken out in a storm) so they just have Torrents which don't seem to work as well, and often have shows/films up but nothing actually there.
I use Morpheus TV at the moment which is great. Unfortunately they don't have a 'recently added' list and you need to sign up for something to 'favourite' a show/film, so I still use Showbox to see what's new, and then watch it with Morpheus TV.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby FLIP » November 23rd, 2018, 11:08 am

If you specifically want to run android apps on a PC platform this might work:

http://www.phoenixos.com/download

You could partition 1 drive between the two operating systems - it shouldn't really cause any problems.

With the perl scripts though surely you'd be able to run that in Windows?
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » November 23rd, 2018, 2:38 pm

FLIP wrote:If you specifically want to run android apps on a PC platform this might work:

http://www.phoenixos.com/download

You could partition 1 drive between the two operating systems - it shouldn't really cause any problems.

With the perl scripts though surely you'd be able to run that in Windows?

Gotcha on the partition thingee.
I presume it would mean I'd have to reinstall the windows os or am I wrong.
I need perl or some other script language to run on my android phone when I'm abroad.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby TerenureJim » November 25th, 2018, 2:22 am

Thinking of upgrading the home cinema experience, anyone got any Bluray and 5.1 speakers system recommendations?
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby FLIP » November 25th, 2018, 9:12 am

TerenureJim wrote:Thinking of upgrading the home cinema experience, anyone got any Bluray and 5.1 speakers system recommendations?


https://www.harmankardon.co.uk/receiver ... S+635.html

This looks a good deal on the old black Friday in the UK. Don't know if the tech is any good though
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby TerenureJim » November 25th, 2018, 10:48 am

FLIP wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Thinking of upgrading the home cinema experience, anyone got any Bluray and 5.1 speakers system recommendations?


https://www.harmankardon.co.uk/receiver ... S+635.html

This looks a good deal on the old black Friday in the UK. Don't know if the tech is any good though


Yeah have to admit ignorance on that brand although based on a quick wiki seems it was big for audiophiles in the 70's
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby FLIP » November 25th, 2018, 11:51 am

Oldschool wrote:
FLIP wrote:If you specifically want to run android apps on a PC platform this might work:

http://www.phoenixos.com/download

You could partition 1 drive between the two operating systems - it shouldn't really cause any problems.

With the perl scripts though surely you'd be able to run that in Windows?

Gotcha on the partition thingee.
I presume it would mean I'd have to reinstall the windows os or am I wrong.
I need perl or some other script language to run on my android phone when I'm abroad.


I think you can resize the partition that windows is on within windows. However I'm not sure that phoenix os would have a boot selector installer with it. You might be better off running it off a usb drive instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihUVYRJW5fA

See that for more detail.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » November 25th, 2018, 6:23 pm

FLIP wrote:
Oldschool wrote:
FLIP wrote:If you specifically want to run android apps on a PC platform this might work:

http://www.phoenixos.com/download

You could partition 1 drive between the two operating systems - it shouldn't really cause any problems.

With the perl scripts though surely you'd be able to run that in Windows?

Gotcha on the partition thingee.
I presume it would mean I'd have to reinstall the windows os or am I wrong.
I need perl or some other script language to run on my android phone when I'm abroad.


I think you can resize the partition that windows is on within windows. However I'm not sure that phoenix os would have a boot selector installer with it. You might be better off running it off a usb drive instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihUVYRJW5fA

See that for more detail.

Thanks I think that will be just the job.
First install on a usb stick worked grand except for the language, my Chinese isn't great.
Will pay more attention next time.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
And questions, they made me think a bit more about what I want to do.
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby FLIP » November 25th, 2018, 6:32 pm

Oldschool wrote:Thanks I think that will be just the job.
First install on a usb stick worked grand except for the language, my Chinese isn't great.
Will pay more attention next time.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
And questions, they made me think a bit more about what I want to do.


First rule of working in IT. Work out what the end user really wants to do. :lol:
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby rooster » November 27th, 2018, 2:10 am

TerenureJim wrote:
FLIP wrote:
TerenureJim wrote:Thinking of upgrading the home cinema experience, anyone got any Bluray and 5.1 speakers system recommendations?


https://www.harmankardon.co.uk/receiver ... S+635.html

This looks a good deal on the old black Friday in the UK. Don't know if the tech is any good though


Yeah have to admit ignorance on that brand although based on a quick wiki seems it was big for audiophiles in the 70's
It is an upgrade option in BMW's this past number of years, plus they do a lot of PC speakers, didn't know they did home cinema stuff as well.
I have an oldish Sony Amp system, weighs a ton and takes up a shelf on its own but it can shake the house down through a set of Mordaunt Short 5.1 speakers
It's like anything in HiFi the sky is the limit if your pocket is big enough and it really depends on room size what you need, also neighbours need considered, mine are half a mile away so I don't worry !
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby rooster » November 27th, 2018, 2:17 am

TerenureJim wrote:Thinking of upgrading the home cinema experience, anyone got any Bluray and 5.1 speakers system recommendations?
There is always this type of system without the whole amplifier set
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby Oldschool » November 27th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Curiosity question.
What/who are registered users bingbot Googlebot and other ????bots
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby jimbobjoe » November 27th, 2018, 1:41 pm

I think they scan the site so it pops up on search results. Could be completely wrong though!
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Re: Techy advice needed

Postby The Doc » November 27th, 2018, 1:56 pm

Oldschool wrote:Curiosity question.
What/who are registered users bingbot Googlebot and other ????bots


They are search engine bots (Google & Bing) - they trawl the internet cataloguing content for search engine results. A website owner has an option of setting a "no index" flag on a website to avoid being captured by search engines
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