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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #975 on: December 08, 2008, 04:15:06 PM »
Been testing it fow a few days now and it works well on my system. Only issue i had was my shortcut icons got messed up somehow but it was an easy fix but other than that everything works just fine.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #976 on: December 08, 2008, 04:36:08 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  :)

Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) is set to be released as a public beta version Thursday.
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Good news Mike.
I'm about to install the 32 bit version on one of my systems.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #977 on: December 08, 2008, 05:18:06 PM »
Running it on 64 bit Vista Bob and as i said works great. ;)

One very important thing they should have mentioned in the article ...

I wouldn't run the Service Pack cleanup tool(compcln.exe) just yet, since it get's rid of the old sp1 system files that were backed up during the install there will be no way to uninstall this beta which is something that you will need to do when the final version get's released. Just a word of caution. ;)

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #978 on: December 08, 2008, 07:24:05 PM »
Microsoft Readies Eight New Security Patches

Two of the eight updates will patch Windows, another two are aimed at Office, while the remaining four target Internet Explorer (IE), SharePoint, Windows Media Player, and Visual Basic and Visual Studio,

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/155083/microsoft_readies_eight_new_security_patches.html?tk=nl_wvxbiz
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #979 on: December 08, 2008, 07:47:43 PM »
I don't know why Microsoft is calling the Service Pack cleanup tool a new feature in sp2, It, (or something like it) is in sp1. To run the clean up tool, open an elevated command prompt and type vsp1cln.exe.  This gets rid of the files that sp1 backed up during the install and sp1 can no longer be uninstalled.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #980 on: December 08, 2008, 10:10:49 PM »
I don't know why Microsoft is calling the Service Pack cleanup tool a new feature in sp2, It, (or something like it) is in sp1. To run the clean up tool, open an elevated command prompt and type vsp1cln.exe.  This gets rid of the files that sp1 backed up during the install and sp1 can no longer be uninstalled.
As Mikey already mentioned, you'll need these files from SP1 to restore your system once the final release of SP2 comes out.
If you remove these files now, you'll need to do a complete re-install of Vista once the final version of SP2 comes out.

IMHO, unless you have Vista installed on a test computer or, as a virtual system, installing SP2 at this point is useless since it
will need to be un-installed and, you'll loose all programs and/or updates to programs before you can install the final release of SP2.
This is one beta you need to be careful of before you decide to install it on your regular system regardless of how we'll the beta behaves.













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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #981 on: December 09, 2008, 12:15:14 AM »
OK, Now I've seen everything:

Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition

http://www.symantec.com/norton/antivirus-gaming/welcome/index.jsp?inid=us_ghp_hero4_navgaming2009

They can't be serious, Can They??  ???
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #982 on: December 09, 2008, 01:10:54 AM »
OK, Now I've seen everything:

Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition

http://www.symantec.com/norton/antivirus-gaming/welcome/index.jsp?inid=us_ghp_hero4_navgaming2009

They can't be serious, Can They??  ???
No they can't... this is the ad message for this edition ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #983 on: December 11, 2008, 01:27:45 PM »
Windows 7 build 6956 - Aero Snap

I have it up and running on my test system.
It's a vast improvement over the last build.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #984 on: December 11, 2008, 09:12:12 PM »
FTC, Court Halt 'scareware' Advertising Operations

At the request of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has ordered two companies marketing supposed computer security products online to stop their efforts.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/155275/article.html?tk=nl_dnxnws

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #985 on: December 12, 2008, 04:18:46 AM »
Nice article Marc.  There are a "few" others that need the same type of treatment.  ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #986 on: December 13, 2008, 12:27:41 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #987 on: December 13, 2008, 12:31:12 AM »
Apple's 3D OS X interface unveiled

Guess that means Windows 7 wouldn't be an Apple look alike any more.  ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #988 on: December 13, 2008, 02:34:14 AM »
Apple's 3D OS X interface unveiled

Guess that means Windows 7 wouldn't be an Apple look alike any more.  ;D

It will not be in the soon to be released "Snow Leopard" (10.6) release, Snow leopard focuses on performance and better use of Multi-core systems as well as making full use of the GPU. Apple often patents their ideas well in advance of any product release, so it could still be a few years before we see this.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #989 on: December 14, 2008, 04:50:36 PM »
Sirs or Mams... I have been having problems with animated graphics on web sites... anything to do with animation... they will not show and saves as bitmaps... this has been un-acceptable and I am trying to find the problem... I uninstalled my avast home and now I cannot reinstall it  nor any other antivirus program.. Can you email me an answer on how to totally uninstall avast... totally... completely... and see if this is the problem... I am awaiting your answer... Please and thank you in advance... hilda4jc