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December 13, 2008 at 11:39 am in reply to: Why is Youtube the most popular video hosting site? #30486
Looks like a good find, i added it to favs for a later lookdoing a dual boot on my other machine right nowBear
To answer your first question Linux Suse can do anything windows can do (except play games) don't worry on line gaming works fineThe download of course does not have as much if you got the box set, but with the added suppositories you can get everythingthe current download has 16 gig of applications
What in particular do you see running and how many instances are running?if you feel there are to many thing running open your task manager and google each task or check http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm for basic info on what a particular task is and if it is needed or notThings like auto check and auto update will phone home often, if you don't have spybot or adaware installed installing them and running the scans would be a good idea.BearDecember 9, 2008 at 2:21 am in reply to: Unable to open Messenger. Ensure Windows Messenger is installed on your computer #30467
First Mitz's link will solve that particular issue, but lets look at the real issue at hand.Yes there is a fine line between what is legal and what is not, but not with just youtube or any other site that you can post music or videos at but computing and internet use in general.First let's look at the computer and what you ownOther than the case and hardware and any disk's you may have you don't own anything, all the software that is installed on your computer and on the disk is the property of who ever developed the software.I know your sitting there saying huh what now, just read your EULA.MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION (RETAIL) END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWAREPay particular attention to 3. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS AND OWNERSHIP. Microsoft reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA. The Software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. Microsoft or its suppliers own the title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the Software. The Software is licensed, not sold.This simply means that Microsoft and all other devlopers own the software you ahve installed and are willing to let you use it because you have by virtue of paying for the disk you been granted a license to use the software.If you go back and read each EULA for what you have installed you will find that they all pretty much say the same thing.What is installed with your Windows ( any version ) cdFirst I am not a Microsoft fan for several reasons 1. To many problems, there has not been one single Microsoft product that has not been plagued with issues right out of the box. All one needs to do is Google.2. Bundled software, If buy a pre-built computer or build your own and install any version of Microsoft operating system you are forced to install all kinds of software you will either never use or as in a lot of cases have no idea what they do or how to use them. If by chance you do use something it is generally a limited version by either time or what the software can do and if you want to continue or want a full version you are either forced to remove, buy or put up with nag ware.3. With pre built machines you also fall into this same trap, there are so many software manufactures that have an agreement with the various computer manufactures to have their products included with the system that once again you are forced to use many products that you may have no interest in.Those items you have listed are different media players makers editors, and second party applications for use with ipods and other media and storage devices.the Vaio Media is software that allows you to share among your home network, this also works with computers that do not have vaio installed as long as you install the Vaio installer on the other machines, though I think it will only work with Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition. In my opinion everything you have there is overated and highly bloated and not really needed. There are many other products both free and paid that will do a much better job than anything that comces pre-installed with Windows.My favorite for general media use is Winamp, winamp will play all known formats providing you have the proper codec installed. You can also burn with Winamp even the free version, though you are limited to the bit rate with the free version.My favorite burning software is Ashampoo, I have used them all and Ashampoo by far is the easiest to use and more robust than anything else I have ever used.My favorite text software is Open OfficeIf your not sure what something you have is Google it, you may also want to try Googling for better applications, the ones I mentioned are strictly media applications.Oh by the way there are a bunch of windows components you don't reall need as well, I am running an XP machine with out Calculator, Character map, Clipboard Viwer, Document templates,mouse pointers, paint, any Microsoft games.In fact the only items I have checked under Windows compontes are networking services, because i do use them from time to time and update root certificates and windows messenger the rest are unchecked and not installed.One note windows update only works with IE and even if you have IE unchecked and not installed the update page will still work because the files needed to make it work are system protected files and can not be changed, well they can but should not be by anyone but an expert.Bear
Yes it is possible, I wont tell you how to do it but I will tell you if have windows movie maker not only is it possible but it is very simpleThere are also many programs that will do what you want. One of my favorites is Super by ErightsoftDon't worry not only is it a legal program it is also freeBearEdit: I have changed my mind anyone that wants help with either Windows Movie player or Super just ask
Thanks Bear,appreciate it.I ran that Tracert pctipforum over 30 hops and it went up to 12.Not sure what it all means.Didnt want to host a screen shot as lot of information.
Each line is a stop you make on your way here, you can also check to see how fast you get here by typing ping pctipforum.comPackets of info will be sent on a round trip and the time taken will show in millisecondsThere are sites that do the same thing by clicking a link but Command prompt is so much more funBear
I feel for you bud, if there is ever anything that you ever need that is to big for you to download just let me know and i would be happy to get it and snail mail you a diskBearps that goes for anyone here "Only legal files of course"Bear againDecember 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm in reply to: What is the difference between Firefox and Internet Explorer? #30442
Is Firefox better to use than Internet Eplorer? It seems that a lot of people are using it. Why are you using Firefox?
It is a matter of choice, however many people including my self find that Firefox much more stable than IEI will post in detail later todayBear
That is truly, truly incredible - just loved it and thank you ever so much for sharing the link!
Wow, who knew there was even such a thing available - and better yet, free!
It is always a 28 day cycle ?Do you hit your limit on a regular basis ?Bear
There is no such thing as to much protection these day's, with the advent of drive by's and pop under and re-directed url's there really is no such thing as safe surfing. Bear
There is also a IE version, and yes I highly recommend something you trust that rates web sites. There are far to many sites that one should not even venture Bear
Nice find thanks for the heads upBear