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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #960 on: November 25, 2008, 03:27:01 AM »
Unlike the Mac there is more than one manufacturer :P and they aren't employed by MS so exercising control over say Dell by MS, somehow I don't think Mr Dell would be to impressed at that suggestion.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #961 on: November 25, 2008, 04:35:19 AM »

I don't think that there have been many sales of Vista that haven't been pre-installed on new systems.

I only use the OS that my systems come with, with the recent exception of dual booting with Ubuntu recently  ;D.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #962 on: November 27, 2008, 04:45:22 PM »
Thanksgiving - Free Software We're Most Thankful For

The 46 Free Desktop Software Applications, Webapps, and Projects We're Most Thankful For.

http://lifehacker.com/5098944/free-software-were-most-thankful-for

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #963 on: November 29, 2008, 05:35:42 PM »
Not quite Google

Quick links to almost everything
http://www.allmyfaves.com/
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http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/AllMyFaves.url
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« Reply #964 on: November 29, 2008, 05:45:44 PM »
Thanksgiving - Free Software We're Most Thankful For

The 46 Free Desktop Software Applications, Webapps, and Projects We're Most Thankful For.

http://lifehacker.com/5098944/free-software-were-most-thankful-for

I guess I'm not very thankful as I only use #8, #10, #13, #32 and #34

They don't mention Windows Defender nor WinPatrol

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #965 on: November 29, 2008, 05:49:41 PM »
Not quite Google

Quick links to almost everything
http://www.allmyfaves.com/
or:
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/AllMyFaves.url

Its very US centric as it does not list Canadian Cellular Telus and Fido

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #966 on: December 01, 2008, 11:43:12 PM »
Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
Interesting read. What are your thoughts ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #967 on: December 01, 2008, 11:49:13 PM »
I think it is interesting that the link points back to this topic, in the form of a post reply to this topic ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #968 on: December 02, 2008, 01:49:24 AM »
I think it is interesting that the link points back to this topic, in the form of a post reply to this topic ;D
Thanks for pointing this out to me. It's been fixed.
One of the problems with using FF and the fact that I still can't get it to focus on the current tab.
One of the reasons I mainly now use SRWare Iron.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #969 on: December 02, 2008, 02:54:20 AM »
Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
Interesting read. What are your thoughts ???

From my first brief scan of it too long winded,  and boring I almost fell asleep.

My that really was hard work, I just couldn't get into the reams of text, so I fear it would be less than helpful for your average user.

Back for another crack at it - It doesn't mention an anti-virus until you get to part III if a user hasn't fallen asleep by then, they are likely to have already been infected ;D

Its weakness it the information is on-line talking about what to do before you go on-line. So I think you can guess I don't think much of it.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #970 on: December 02, 2008, 03:21:59 AM »
Before I Would Connect a New Computer to the Internet I would download avast!, ZoneAlarm, Opera & WinPatrol onto a USB flash drive with my old computer.  2. Clean off any av preloaded on the new machine. 3. Load my above security set up onto the new 'puter.  4. Set up OpenDNS.

While the newly downloaded avast! set up doesn't have the latest data base, it is sure better than plugging in the machine without it! ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #971 on: December 02, 2008, 03:05:22 PM »
That is the problem if it were a users first computer, you have to connect to get all this stuff. So the Before you would connect, is a bit of chicken and egg scenario as I outlined in my previous post ;D

There will always be that danger point of a new computer user going on-line with their trousers round their ankles.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #972 on: December 05, 2008, 08:45:06 PM »
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FCleaner is a freeware all-in-one Windows cleaning and optimization tool. It removes unused files that are eating up your disk space and slowing your system down, tweaks your system and allows your Windows to run faster. FCleaner can also protect your privacy such as Internet History, the Cookies that websites leave behind. You can erase all the traces of your online activities in just one click with the help of FCleaner. NO Experience Or Computer Skills Necessary! FCleaner is free, but it does not contain any Spyware or Adware
anyone use this or know of this
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #973 on: December 05, 2008, 11:37:00 PM »
The public Betas of the Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Server 2008 have been released!

32bit-Version
64bit Version

the beta has to be uninstalled manually before you can install the final release...

EDIT: i tested it and it seems to be stable... no problems up do now - and like expected avast! works perfectly with it  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #974 on: December 08, 2008, 02:38:28 PM »
Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) is set to be released as a public beta version Thursday.
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