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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2205 on: September 08, 2010, 07:55:35 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2206 on: September 10, 2010, 01:14:17 PM »
Online Armor temporarily disqualified from Matousec
http://www.matousec.com/info/?news=146-Online_Armor_temporarily_disqualified
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« Reply #2207 on: September 10, 2010, 11:04:20 PM »
Online Armor temporarily disqualified from Matousec
http://www.matousec.com/info/?news=146-Online_Armor_temporarily_disqualified

TallEmu no longer is in charge of Online Armor. It was taken over by Emsisoft a while ago so it's no wonder they're not getting the correct response.

YoKenny

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2208 on: September 10, 2010, 11:14:42 PM »
Online Armor temporarily disqualified from Matousec
http://www.matousec.com/info/?news=146-Online_Armor_temporarily_disqualified

TallEmu no longer is in charge of Online Armor. It was taken over by Emsisoft a while ago so it's no wonder they're not getting the correct response.
Is that like being borged by Symantec. ???

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2209 on: September 13, 2010, 10:23:44 AM »
Emsisoft bought Online Armor quite a while ago, and the transition went smoothly.  The development of the newer versions of OA is on track and progressing quite nicely and is now compatible with 64-bit.  :D

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2210 on: September 14, 2010, 06:07:38 AM »

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« Reply #2211 on: September 14, 2010, 11:26:20 AM »
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The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware
By Ed Bott | September 9, 2010, 6:37pm PDT

One of the most popular posts I wrote in 2008 was a set of step-by-step instructions to help you do what Apple doesn’t want you to do with iTunes for Windows (see Slimming down the bloated iTunes installer). Now that iTunes 10 has been released, it’s apparent that nothing has changed in Cupertino. Apple still gives its customers a monolithic iTunes setup program with absolutely no options to pick and choose based on your specific needs.

Why is that important? When you run the iTunes setup program, it unpacks six Windows Installer packages and a master setup program, which then installs nearly 300MB of program and support files, a kernel-mode CD/DVD-burning driver, multiple system services, and a bunch of browser plugins. It configures two “helper” programs to start automatically every time you start your PC, giving you no easy way to disable them.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-unofficial-guide-to-installing-itunes-10-without-bloatware/2390

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2212 on: September 15, 2010, 07:19:25 PM »
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The unofficial guide to installing iTunes 10 without bloatware
By Ed Bott | September 9, 2010, 6:37pm PDT

One of the most popular posts I wrote in 2008 was a set of step-by-step instructions to help you do what Apple doesn’t want you to do with iTunes for Windows (see Slimming down the bloated iTunes installer). Now that iTunes 10 has been released, it’s apparent that nothing has changed in Cupertino. Apple still gives its customers a monolithic iTunes setup program with absolutely no options to pick and choose based on your specific needs.

Why is that important? When you run the iTunes setup program, it unpacks six Windows Installer packages and a master setup program, which then installs nearly 300MB of program and support files, a kernel-mode CD/DVD-burning driver, multiple system services, and a bunch of browser plugins. It configures two “helper” programs to start automatically every time you start your PC, giving you no easy way to disable them.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-unofficial-guide-to-installing-itunes-10-without-bloatware/2390


Thanks for that!  I don't use it, but I have a lot of customers that do...

Oh, and I like this quote:
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And you wonder why I dislike iTunes with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns?
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 07:24:21 PM by scythe944 »
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« Reply #2213 on: September 15, 2010, 08:37:28 PM »

Thanks for that!  I don't use it, but I have a lot of customers that do...

Oh, and I like this quote:
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And you wonder why I dislike iTunes with a passion that burns like the fire of a thousand suns?
Kind of like heartburn.  ;)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2214 on: September 15, 2010, 09:39:46 PM »
Why use iTunes at all when there are many free alternatives available ???
The following link list's 8 free alternatives.
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/27/featured/8-free-alternatives-to-itunes-for-windows.html
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2215 on: September 15, 2010, 10:07:09 PM »

Why use iTunes at all when there are many free alternatives available ???
The following link list's 8 free alternatives.
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/27/featured/8-free-alternatives-to-itunes-for-windows.html


Well, for the same reason that regular computer users use Adobe Reader for PDF files instead of foxit...

They don't know any better!

Plus, they're big creatures of habit, so if you take away their precious iTunes after they've been using it for 2+ years and slap on something else, they'll just moan and complain until you put it back on for them.

arrgh... users.  Sheep, I tell you. Sheep.
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« Reply #2216 on: September 15, 2010, 10:19:04 PM »
They don't know any better!

Plus, they're big creatures of habit, so if you take away their precious iTunes after they've been using it for 2+ years and slap on something else, they'll just moan and complain until you put it back on for them.

arrgh... users.  Sheep, I tell you. Sheep.
Lemmings is a better term. ;)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2217 on: September 16, 2010, 01:50:31 PM »
Why use iTunes at all when there are many free alternatives available ???
The following link list's 8 free alternatives.
http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/27/featured/8-free-alternatives-to-itunes-for-windows.html


You will notice that most don't support the ipod touch, which I have, and they also wont have the itunes store which I use...

And to be honest I chose to have an ipod and itunes because I wanted it, and I am glad I did.
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« Reply #2218 on: September 16, 2010, 03:33:41 PM »
IE9 Beta is now available in many languages.
If you're interested in trying it, pick your flavor here;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #2219 on: September 16, 2010, 04:28:08 PM »

Well, for the same reason that regular computer users use Adobe Reader for PDF files instead of foxit...

They don't know any better!

arrgh... users.  Sheep, I tell you. Sheep.
I just switched to PDF Xchange for my pdf reader. What made me switch is the fact that Pdf Xchange does everything just as good and fast as the Adobe reader without loading anything at startup. I wasn't concerned with security. I've never tried Foxit but I have seen that it has had security issues just like Adobe has and it's website suggests that you have to install plugins to get full functionality. Pdf Xchange just plain works.