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About barky

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  1. Java still used for Base ... little else it seems! unlike the old days libo installs without incident if java is missing can't be many more versions until java is no longer used by libreoffice
  2. (Oracle) Java disabled in browser for a few weeks now & I notice no difference in any websites I use
  3. Greener computing? ... err ... keep using a computer until it's unrepairable & don't feel you have to update/upgrade whole thing every couple of years ... turn down brightness on lcd/led screens a few notches ... don't leave your computer cluttered with junk files, look after it & it'll last far longer ..............
  4. Have got both, dragon on my hard drive instead of chrome & iron running on portableapps in a partition .... have dragon set to use comodo dns ... like the way it has top left button to get into options & has simpler tabs compared to chrome ..... and it's got a built in site inspector top right, could be handy for potentially dodgy sites
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    with u3 being a dead format, was killed off late 2009 --- new versions for u3 of anything must be rare now! I am surprised there are still a u3 versions of ccleaner & recuva ... would surprise me if they continue much longer now
  6. similar has happened to me before ... just deleted mouse driver, unplugged mouse, rebooted & let windows recognise mouse again
  7. Have avast free & comodo firewall running on my most used home laptop .... all comodo on another I use a bit less One that's all comodo is an older, lower spec XP laptop which definitely runs more smoothly at its manufacturer recommended maxxed out 2gig ram with comodo AV + firewall -- defense+ at clean PC mode (but initially run in training mode to avoid them pop-ups) & leave sandbox disabled unless trying out a new program
  8. thing with firefox & many others is the fixes all come quickly & are all declared, IE you have to wait weeks sometimes until next scheduled monthly updates.
  9. I notice IrfanView 4.28 has an official portableapps version recently added
  10. works perfectly for me too, lack of extensions had kept me on firefox 95% of the time -- now opera has extensions too I might use it more, must be a workaround to get the fast depleting old clunky IE specific sites working -- probably a security risk doing so though -- so something like the firefox 'open with' addon would do ... OK there are occasionally a few rendering differences partly down to poor website coding, lazy developers & ie6 compromises .... ... all down to preference really though, if you don't want to switch to using other browsers stick with what you know. I quite like opera 11, roll on 11.01 very soon ... lol
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    Adobe Reader X

    i've had to remove readerX from a lowish spec pc -- used up far too much memory & slowed whole computer down -- have installed foxit instead
  12. there are only a limited number of times you can read & write to a flash drive ... defragging shortens the lifespan of flash memory drives & isn't necessary due to the way files are saved on them
  13. you cant defragment the system volume information files, they are the ones that come up as red when you analyse a drive & the bulk of them will be restore points. You wont need all these restore points so best thing to do is delete them, keeping most recent few --- I use Ccleaner to do this from time to time .. tools>system restore and delete all but the most recent 2 or 3 points. NOTE OF CAUTION: only delete these points if your computer is running smoothly
  14. have noticed that all to often the company users are utterly clueless about anything other than the MS Office they've been trained to use & company policy stops them from tinkering about (extremely limited users) --- company unwilling to switch because a different software suite means staff need training, productivity takes a dip in the learning period & they simply cant afford the downtime. plus of course they'd have to train up their tech dept who might only ever have used MS / MS Office. then there's networks tied to IE6.... vid is a piece of propaganda no doubts, but many would be scared to change to OOo/Lib0 and that vid plays on that fact + of course lucrative MS support contracts could be lost
  15. yep, the oracle version branded openoffice is now an inferior software suite compared with libreoffice which has more features ... apparently
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