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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1185 on: March 30, 2009, 11:38:46 PM »
Microsoft Hits Apple Where it Hurts

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This isn't personal, just passing along news that might interest some of the forum members.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1186 on: March 30, 2009, 11:41:41 PM »
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I especially like the "Best Bet" selection.  :) :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1187 on: March 31, 2009, 12:06:14 AM »


ScreenToaster
If you need to record what happens on your screen for any reason--to show how an application works,
for example--try this simple-to-use Web service. Head to the site and press Alt-S, and it records every action you take.
Press Alt-S again, and it stops. You can edit what you record, including adding titles and audio.
You can then upload your video to the ScreenToaster site or to YouTube, or download it to your PC.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1188 on: March 31, 2009, 12:52:23 AM »
Researchers score Conficker detection breakthrough
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Just days ahead of an April 1 activation date for the Conficker worm squirming through the Windows operating system,
security researchers at the Honeynet Project find a way to fingerprint the malware on infected networks.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1189 on: March 31, 2009, 01:07:04 AM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1190 on: March 31, 2009, 01:45:40 AM »
Not just among them but 'The Best Bet' ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1191 on: March 31, 2009, 02:50:24 AM »
Microsoft Hits Apple Where it Hurts

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This isn't personal, just passing along news that might interest some of the forum members.  :)
We actually have been discussing this on several of the forums im on and the Mac users think this its hilarious that Microsoft gave her $1,000 to buy a computer and the FIRST place she heads is to the Apple store :), it is clear what she had in mind :o
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1192 on: March 31, 2009, 07:51:53 AM »
Microsoft Hits Apple Where it Hurts

Mac,
This isn't personal, just passing along news that might interest some of the forum members.  :)
We actually have been discussing this on several of the forums im on and the Mac users think this its hilarious that Microsoft gave her $1,000 to buy a computer and the FIRST place she heads is to the Apple store :), it is clear what she had in mind :o

She was disappointed as there was only one Apple system so went to the Windows store where there were several within the price range and walked out with one she liked for $699.99 ;)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 07:55:10 AM by YoKenny »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1193 on: March 31, 2009, 01:23:34 PM »
I like the conclusion.

"Do you understand what I'm saying? That's right, you should switch to Linux."
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1194 on: March 31, 2009, 03:36:43 PM »
I like the conclusion.

"Do you understand what I'm saying? That's right, you should switch to Linux."
excerpt from: http://www.pcworld.com/article/162084/article.html?tk=nl_wvxblg

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1195 on: March 31, 2009, 04:39:52 PM »

She went to the apple store first. That shows she wanted a Mac. She wanted a 17" screen which eliminated Apple as a choice (why do you think MS only gave her $1000 ;) )


Edited many times (you try this on a iPhone ;))
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1196 on: March 31, 2009, 04:47:29 PM »
I generally like PC's but did the commercial mentioned that she spent another 100$ on extra Ram in order to make Vista run and another hundred dollars on security software since she didn't know avast existed. (the ram part is based on actual experience)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1197 on: April 01, 2009, 12:34:59 AM »
eEye Offers Free Utility to Detect Conficker Worm and MS08-67 Patch 

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1198 on: April 01, 2009, 04:59:24 AM »
You might like this Bob :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1199 on: April 01, 2009, 05:09:29 AM »
drhayden1,

Nice find. :)
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