How to upgrade a Toshiba gas plasma T5200 laptop.

RustySpoons

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If you mean have I posted on Vogons ?
Then yes ..
they are aware of my antics.
lol
Antics... lol :D
I mean on here or any forum using said laptop :)
 
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Antics... lol :D
I mean on here or any forum using said laptop :)
Therein lies a problem ..
Our forum uses https ...and win 95 only works with say ..explorer 5.5 (HTTP)
..so the web pages are totally incompatible
On a good day I can just about load up a cropped version of the google search page header.
lol
 
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Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 50W829 DVB-S2 Tuner
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Therein lies a problem ..
Our forum uses https ...and win 95 only works with say ..explorer 5.5 (HTTP)
..so the web pages are totally incompatible
On a good day I can just about load up a cropped version of the google search page header.
;)
Sounds like another mission... I wonder if some kind soul has written a browser for retro OS's that will handle https.
Incredible how complicated something simple like the WWW has become.
 
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IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
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Sounds like another mission... I wonder if some kind soul has written a browser for retro OS's that will handle https.
Incredible how complicated something simple like the WWW has become.
Ancient versions of Opera do allow a slight improvement/flexibility...but for example ..a web page could never be displayed correctly anyway..
Max resolution of the VGA system of the T5200 is 640x480
So ..there are other issues to consider.
..and yes ..t'interweb has leapt forward to the point where any hardware prior to that intended to run XP ..is dead in the water in this respect.
..even XP has issues..
rgds
VS
we take so much for granted
 
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Dreambox DM800HD
Venton Unibox HD2
Sony Bravia 50W829 DVB-S2 Tuner
My Location
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we take so much for granted
Totally! So called PC experts in modern days have not got a clue what its really like, everything is incredibly simplified now, however a lot of sloppy coding and hardly anything is optimised. Incredible what you could do with <640k Base Memory.

Really refreshing to read this topic and see there are other people with questionable sanity keeping these old relics going.
Genuinely in awe of your project. Some people will never understand this nostalgia :)
 
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IP9000HD +
TD110 Dish and TD88 Dish in Tandem
66°East to 60°West.
AZbox PrmHD + OpnbxS9HD + Skybox + DrHD F15
2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
My Location
UK
Totally! So called PC experts in modern days have not got a clue what its really like, everything is incredibly simplified now, however a lot of sloppy coding and hardly anything is optimised. Incredible what you could do with <640k Base Memory.

Really refreshing to read this topic and see there are other people with questionable sanity keeping these old relics going.
Genuinely in awe of your project. Some people will never understand this nostalgia :)
I have also been busy ressurrecting other retro laptops ...
most of which are somewhat dated ..
My aim was to have a working laptop designed to work in a specific time period with an appropriate windows operating system.
I have so far a single Toshiba 4500 running win 3.1
and have covered Win95 ,,,win98
Win 2000 ... Vista ....XP ...and win 7 ..
but draw the line here as I personally dislike win 8 and 10
..plus they are not Retro
I'm currently restoring a couple of Thinkpad 600x ..
One will be a 98SE gaming laptop ...and the other is earmarked for ME ..
which then only leaves NT (NT4) to deal with ..
I'll post some pics up when I have time..
Assuming you want to see them ?
rgds
VS
 
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