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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1050 on: January 11, 2009, 09:58:43 PM »
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That extra cost made it too much for many people and they would wait until they were going to upgrade or buy a new system...
Still a heck of a lot less expensive than switching to a Mac.  ;D

Probably by a long way ;D

Over to you Mac ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1051 on: January 12, 2009, 03:01:54 AM »
I installed Win7 on an older P4 system that would not run Vista. Win7 Beta set up and ran flawlessly. I think they have a winner here. It seems like an upgrade of WinXP rather than an upgrade of Vista. it took several attempts to get the 2.44GB file downloaded (server problems), but it installed easily and is so far not problematic at all.

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I guess I won't have to get that Mac after all.......lol.

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1052 on: January 12, 2009, 06:20:13 AM »
 ::) Not going through the Price war again.  :P
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1053 on: January 12, 2009, 02:10:13 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1054 on: January 16, 2009, 02:34:02 AM »
"People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware." - Alan Kay

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1055 on: January 16, 2009, 04:31:43 PM »
Glims for safari
Glims adds a cocktail of features to Safari (Tabs, Thumbnails, Full Screen, Search Engines, Search Suggestions,
Forms autocomplete on, Dated download folders, Type Ahead ...)
 
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1056 on: January 16, 2009, 05:51:59 PM »
TOONEL.NET   
toonel.net is an experiment in a technique for conserving network bandwidth.
If you are paying a fee based on the amount of data you transfer (e.g. 3G/GPRS/DSL/CDMA) and have monthly download limit,
or if you have narrowband connection (e.g. dialup modem) then you are most likely to appreciate the service toonel.net offers.
There are number of toonel.net client application packages. All solutions are 100% Java based and therefore this service can be used
on any platform with an installed Java Runtime Environment, including mobile phones

Information and description:
http://toonel.net/ 

Download link:
http://www.toonel.net/downloads.html

This should help all of those on Dial-up like David.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1057 on: January 16, 2009, 07:49:28 PM »
TOONEL.NET   
toonel.net is an experiment in a technique for conserving network bandwidth.
If you are paying a fee based on the amount of data you transfer (e.g. 3G/GPRS/DSL/CDMA) and have monthly download limit,
or if you have narrowband connection (e.g. dialup modem) then you are most likely to appreciate the service toonel.net offers.
There are number of toonel.net client application packages. All solutions are 100% Java based and therefore this service can be used
on any platform with an installed Java Runtime Environment, including mobile phones

Information and description:
http://toonel.net/ 

Download link:
http://www.toonel.net/downloads.html

This should help all of those on Dial-up like David.  :)
Actually this could help everyone because soon all internet connections will have data transfer limits unless the Government steps in.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1058 on: January 16, 2009, 07:53:56 PM »
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Actually this could help everyone because soon all internet connections will have data transfer limits unless the Government steps in.
That would really mess thing up.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1059 on: January 16, 2009, 07:56:04 PM »
I'm having a quick look at Toonel (interesting take on words, like a Geordie saying Tunnel), but it uses a proxy so you would also need to co-ordinate that with the web shield and since it also does email, perhaps we would have to do something with the internet mail provider.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1060 on: January 16, 2009, 08:25:06 PM »
Information and description:
http://toonel.net/ 
I could not understand yet what does it do... how it works...?
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1061 on: January 16, 2009, 08:44:31 PM »
I still don't fully understand it, I thought that the downloaded toonel.jar would be an archive that you had to extract and install the program. But no it opens the program interface see image.

So it looks like it is a stand alone that you would have to run on boot, copy shortcut into startup folder, etc. you have to set your browser to use localhost 8080 and add 8080 to the web shield redirects and uncheck the Ignore local communication for it to work with the web shield.

http://www.toonel.net/support.html or http://toonel.net/qa.html are more useful than the main page.

I'm trying to figure out how to get it to work with email and the internet provider, I haven't started on that aspect yet, just playing with the browser side for now.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1062 on: January 16, 2009, 09:57:36 PM »
Hmmm ... this is a program that has not been updated in three years.  I wonder what is the business model that allows it to run the servers needed by its users completely for free. 

It does mean that everything you do is going through their servers controlled by who knows.

It does not appear to be very different from any other of the "Web accelerators" previously encountered except that it requires you to set up the proxies manually rather than the transparent intercepts we have seen in other similar products.

In today's increasingly more graphic intense Web sites it would probably require that the optional degrading of non-compressible images be used (as in other Web accelerators) to obtain really good reduction in bandwidth consumption.  I look forward to David's findings. 

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1063 on: January 16, 2009, 10:56:36 PM »
Seems a hoax...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1064 on: January 16, 2009, 11:11:13 PM »
@ Alan
There are settings under Web tab that allow you to degrade images by default there is no degradation. I have changed just changed the jpeg to 80% as the as they are by comparison bigger than gif images (which you will notice is what I post) and on-line there is negligible difference.

Whilst the seem to show better compression on outbound  (handy ion dial-up) and the inbound compression 5 shown appears reasonable the physical difference I'm seeing isn't huge, but so far that has been limited to the forums. So I wouldn't expect to see much change, but we will see over time.

Whilst it hasn't seen any update since Jan 2006, I guess it is one of those things that there isn't much to change once you have the compression algorithm and linkage to JAVA runtime there isn't much else to fiddle with as the above image shows (the GUI is sparse).

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Would you care to expand, I see no sign that this is a hoax ???
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