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    I have a dual boot. I use Linux for most things. I recommend using Linux for on-line at least. Safer to use on-line than any m$ system no matter what you are using. I used XP yesterday to write a letter using the speech recognition. I just don't allow m$ on the internet. I won't worry about updating anything or using this n that software to keep it safe. Find something on-line you want for m$, save it to your fat32 partition.
  2. Their pocketbook will remind them. When you upgrade to vista you need to upgrade all other software and hardware. Then, in less than 2 yrs, you will need to upgrade to vienna.
  3. Actually, at another forum I visit, the solution to half the problems with vista booting, is solved with a 98 boot floppy. They've come a long way in the last decade! Funny that new computers with vista even come with a floppy. Mine came with XP less than two years ago, but no floppy drive.
  4. No, but keep an eye, err ear, on it. Pay attention to how many beeps, whether they are long or short and the exact sequence. ie. two long one short. You will then be able to trouble shoot it at M$. If you have a manual for your computer, check it out. It may be signaling the beginning of the end of your CMOS battery.
  5. clamav just to make sure I don't pass on an infection to M$ users. Using Linux, you have a better chance of winning a super lottery than you do of getting infected. There are no suspect sites, I browse wherever I want to.
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    just 1 album

    "The Wall", original, not live remake. By the way, which one is Pink. Another day, "High Voltage" AC/DC
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    If you do a dual boot on a machine and make a FAT32 partition, Linux and windows will both be able to read and write to that partition.
  8. So there must be a link on which error messages to use and which to ignore then?
  9. You can get the same things for windows, you just have to pay for them. That is one of the major differences between MS & Linux. MS is a money machine, Linux is a brains machine.
  10. Give away of the day has a new Library full of software. Some is free, some have trials, check it out. http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/freeware/ I have seen programs listed to do with phones.
  11. Microsoft allows bypass of Vista activation By Brian Livingston Microsoft always says it opposes "software pirates" who sell thousands of unauthorized copies of Windows. But the Redmond company has made things a lot easier for pirates by adding a line to the Registry that can be changed from 0 to 1 to postpone the need to "activate" Vista indefinitely. Activation doesn't stop true software piracy As most Windows users know, Microsoft has required "product activation" since the release of Windows XP in 2001. XP must be activated by communicating with servers in Redmond withi
  12. In 1982, an upstart band called Metallica provided a few tape-trading friends with a demo tape of seven songs, called "No Life 'Til Leather." Dubbed and re-dubbed and re-re-dubbed, the tape made its way from California to Chicago, to New York, to England, to Holland, to Germany. Within months, the band had fans worldwide -- without the benefit of a publicist, an A&R person or a marketing budget. It's anybody's guess how many people were actually involved in this tape-trading network, but a good number of these charter Metallica fans were budding rock journalists who wrote for the various u
  13. Microsoft vs. GM At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated: "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon." In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating (by Mr. Welch himself): If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics: 1. For no reason whatsoever your car would crash twice a day. 2. Every time
  14. That's the problem. It isn't all me. I share my computer and I am not as confident in the other users browsing habits. Now it isn't a problem. I don't care where they surf to. I didn't like Ubuntu myself. It wouldn't even let me set my monitor correctly. Kept display at 800X600, refresh at @ 50 Hertz. Recommendations for my monitor are 1024X768 @ 85 Hertz. Mepis and PCLOS set it correctly the first time and allow for adjustments to be made. Updating Java required @ 10 lines of commands. Mepis and PCLOS do it automatically without any commands.
  15. Maybe I got lucky, but everything works on my computer. Everything was also auto detected. My computer was manufactured in August 2005. I can play music that is on my NTFS partition. I can rip music and DVDs' as well as burn them. Printer works no problem. The only thing is that now I don't get to play around with anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, disk defrag and all that other fun time consuming M$ $tuff. 10 hours a month I don't know what to do with now.
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    New Danger

    Microsoft enhancements. http://www.allowe.com/Humor/computerenhancers.htm
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    New Danger

    !!! BREAD IS DANGEROUS !!! Research on bread indicates that: 1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users. 2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests. 3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations. 4. More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hou
  18. Personally, I am not one for wireless anything. Just that much more to troubleshoot. Wireless has had problems with weather since the days of Alexander Graham Bell. Satellite TV, radio, internet? No thank-you.
  19. If it weren't for Lawyers, we wouldn't need Lawyers. Charlotte, North Carolina. USA. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy the lawyer filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires." The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason, that the man had consumed the c
  20. I really like that link. I despise the way the RIAA rip off the original artist. Sure, make some money, but the artist is more deserving than the label. What I don't like about the original article is that they are targeting kids. They can not drink or vote as they are not responsible enough. But, we can threaten them in this way because they should have known better? When I was a kid, we all borrowed tapes and dubbed them. Does not mean that we did not grow up into responsible adults. I have bought hundreds of albums. Many multiple times. I'd say over $500 on Pink Floyds' "The Wall" alon
  21. It's a vicious circle. If one in a million is a serial killer, it stands to reason that the same city now expanded to 3 million people has 3 serial killers. We want to hear the latest news, but on the other hand, I think some people get their ideas from the media. Kids taking guns to schools and killing. Would they have thought to do that had they not heard about it? Nothing seems to be done in moderation anymore. Everything is to the extreme. IMHO.
  22. You are welcome. Share and share alike I always say.
  23. I thought it was from the Six Million Dollar Man. An old TV show.
  24. http://leenooks.com/ If it is in this link, it probably won't work, although it could. Part of the idea of the LiveCD is to test it to see if it will work. If it works with the CD, it will work when installed. Just faster, better, stronger.
  25. Yes, I agree. But. The only real change in your list is the internet and population density. At least in Canada.
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