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Go to tools, options, composition. You can select forward messages inline or as an an attachment. That covers forwarding messages. As for your attachments ending up as text, I am not sure what you mean. When I receive emails, and I have been using TBird exclusively for years, normal attachments have always appeared as attached?They appear on the bottom of the email as attachments. You cannot drag them out and drop them on the desktop as you can do with some email clients though, you have to right click and 'save as'.Pix and stuff that are embedded in the email can be dragged straight to your desktop though, or you can also right click and 'save as'.Its only a guess, but when you sent yourself the email, you are offered options.. send as html, plain text or both. If you sent it as plain text, I guess that could cause what I think you are describing. I send ALL emails in both plain text and html, and I have never come across anything like what you are describing.I'd suggest getting someone else to send you an email, with an attachment, and see if you get the same result with their email. If it doesn't happen, then it may be that you have just sent it as a text file rather than html, and this may have caused your issue.As to TBird not sending attachments as attachments, that may be true in the depths of the software I guess, but certainly on the interface, my attachments have ALWAYS shown up as attachments which I can treat quite normally with windows, except that I cant drag them out, I have to 'save as'.Hope this helps 🙂
I'm not familiar with Opera's version of speed dial, and havent used Opera much either. I dont dispute that Opera has more base features, because I just don't know
Yes, its an interesting article. I am not in a position to dispute the details, though I intend to do some research. I can offer two immediate observations though…I use all of the major browsers regularly. There are times on game sites when I wish to use more than one account at once, and due to the actions of cookies, its not normally possible to do this with the same browser, so I often have multiple windows open, each using a different browser. Regardless of what the article says, its clear to me that I have less crashes, better response time and a far more seamless approach to most things I do using Firefox than with the other browsers. An example is some strange behaviours i have noticed with the way java operates within Google Chrome and Windows Safari, something that becomes very obvious on my java based game site. On the same site, Explorer freezes on a painfully regular basis, whereas Firefox seems pretty much trouble free. Despite the article's claims that Firefox has just as many security issues, it hasn't appeared to cause any problems for me. Explorer most certainly has. I have come across bugs in addons too, but not malicious code, just bad or insufficiently developed code. Malicious code certainly exists for Firefox too, but its far less prevalent than in IE, and I have never run into a problem personally.The second observation I can make is that the article is heavily biased towards Opera. I will of course do more research now and get other opinions, but it seems to me that its just as easy to find faults with Opera, IE, Safari, Chrome or any other browser you want to name. It just depends which way you want to bias your article. The writer of the article is an Opera user, without a doubt.You can trawl the net and find a million bits of info on just about anything. Half of the 'facts' you discover will be in direct conflict with the other half! I am not saying that this article is not correct, just that you have to measure all you read with a certain amount of skepticism.It's been my experience that Firefox is the best all round package as a browser. Others will disagree. The bottom line is that whatever suits you, and works best for you, is the best choice. That is why there are multiple browsers available. Thats why some cars come with automatic gearboxes and some come with manual.Its all a matter of choice and personal preference. My biggest bugbear regarding the opinions people form is that its very hard to judge Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other if the only thing you use is IE. Try them all, see what works best for you. Firefox is best for me, and the Java sites I visit. Your needs and preferences may be different.Its still my opinion that Firefox is the best all round package. I'll still use and recommend it unless my research convinces me otherwise... 🙂
That is certainly true, you wont get any argument from me there. I dont think I said any different though. If you mean my statement about these addons being safe to use, I'll stand by that. I only get addons from the mozilla site, and they are all examined thoroughly to ensure they arent harmful long before they are available on the site.All browsers are vulnerable to malware, as is any other form of computer code. It's the nature of the beast. Binary code is just a bunch of on/off switches when it comes down to it. It only takes a single switch to be altered somewhere to create a lot of damage. You can reduce your risks though, and in the world of Windows operating systems, Firefox is your least vulnerable option. Its source code is simply better written. Internet Explorer in particular has been proven over and over to have major security holes. You would think that after many years of IE, and some years now of IE7, that it would be pretty unlikely there would be a worldwide alert such as the one we experienced just last week.From a personal viewpoint, I find Firefox faster, more reliable, and there is a wealth of additions and personalisations I can apply to it quite safely from the mozilla site. I use and recommend it 🙂
December 23, 2008 at 4:28 pm in reply to: How do you partition your hard drive for easy storage and backup of files? #30550
If using a single 500G hard drive, I’d have a C and D partition, windows and data.
** 50G for windows to allow plenty of room for programs, and the remaining 450G for data.
I keep a backup disc with all of my favourite programs and activation codes on it, and I try to make a disc with latest versions of my data including my documents, music and pictures at least fortnightly.
Of course keeping windows separate from data means reinstalling windows is easy without hurting your data and I consider that and my regular backups as sufficient security. If a hard drive crashes completely then I still have most of what I need on DVD.
Example where partitions are not needed:
On my other computer I’m currently using 5 hard drives, one 75G Raptor installed with PCLinuxOS, and 4x 320G Samsung drives.
The Samsung drives are all identical, and are set up as a RAID0+1 array, running XP Pro, which gives me a fast 600G virtual drive using 2 disks and an exact copy of that virtual drive with the other 2 disks.
I dual boot into either Linux or Windows depending on my needs at the time. My Linux drive has 5G swap partition and remaining space is /, and the windows drive is a single large partition. As I have a mirrored copy of the whole windows installation, I no longer see the need for a data partition in this instance, and my Linux installation is actually using the windows drives as a data reservoir, so I would lose nothing important if the Linux drive crashed either.
I’m lucky to have an Intel Q9550 Quad core with 4G RAM, and this nice clean drive setup is reliable, secure and blindingly fast in this system.
December 23, 2008 at 11:10 am in reply to: Is it better to have 2 separate hard drives or one big one with partitions #30540
Most modern motherboards should have at least 4 SATA connectors, and inbuilt RAID. Depending on the brand and model of the motherboard, the procedure will be similar to below. Of course, before doing anything of medium difficulty like this, you should read the manual The manual will also be able to tell you how many SATA connectors you have available, and also whether the motherboard supports RAID. Be aware when buying a motherboard.. some motherboards will support RAID1 but not RAID0.. or not both. Select a motherboard that supports RAID0+1 if you want both..You can do the same with older motherboards, but you will need addon parts then.. a SATA controller is likely as modern large drives are all SATA, and a RAID controller. Its likely that these will come combined in a single addon PCI card, if you need them. My personal preference would be to buy a new motherboard rather than the addons.. the simplicity of installation alone would be worth it, and you will find a board capable of the job for under 100 bucks. The addon card alone to upgrade the old motherboard could be 50 bucks, the old motherboard will be much more limited than the new in every other respect as well, and the RAID installation will become a lot more complicated using an addon card !Fit the hard drives into the case and plug them in. First you will need to enable SATA and RAID in the BIOS. I will assume you have sufficient knowledge to find these options, but of course if you read the manual, you will have step by step instructions 🙂Now, while posting the system, you will see prompts to offer to enter the RAID controller.. in the same way as you would normally enter the BIOS. With my system, I would hit the delete key to enter BIOS or tab key to enter RAID.The RAID wizard will now open, showing you all of the drives on your system, and offering configuration options. Set the RAID arrays up as you wish, following the instructions. Again, its very advisable to read the manual before, during and after this procedure. Setting up a RAID array will destroy all data currently on the hard drives!! Only do this on drives which are new or you dont mind wiping clean. Also, its advisable to use identical hard drives.. 4 brand new ones of the same model and size in a perfect world. Its possible to mix and match drives, but I dont recommend it.Ok so now you have a RAID array, which is controlled by your onboard RAID controller. However, windows doesnt know how to use this controller. You need to make a floppy disk with the RAID drivers for your motherboard on it. Your manual will have full instructions on how to do this, and where to find the drivers (usually somewhere on the motherboard disc.)Now, boot into your Windows setup disc. As setup begins, you will see a prompt at the bottom saying 'press f6 if you need to install raid drivers'
its a question that has a lot of variables..the first thing to ask is what do you actually want to use the extra hard drive for?If you just want more space, then you can install the drive very easily without disturbing Windows at all.Turn off the computer, unplug it from the wall, and open the case.First, check that you have enough SATA connectors on the motherboard. Most modern computers will have at least 4, if not 6 or 8, so you should be ok here.Examine the connectors on your existing SATA drive. Your new drive needs one each of these. One of them is the data cable, the other is the power connector. Modern computers are pretty foolproof.. if it wont plug in, then its wrong.. if it will, then its correct.Supply your hard drive via similar connectors.. you should have a spare power supply connector hanging off the main power supply box, and the supplied data cable you got with your new hard drive simply needs a SATA socket on the motherboard.. any SATA socket will do!Fit the hard drive to the case, plug in the connectors, and turn the system on. It is best to leave the case cover off for now in case you need to fiddle with something or troubleshoot the installation.Enter the BIOS (usually by pressing the F1, F2, F10, F12, or Delete key when you see the Power-On Self-Test or the manufacturer logo). If you arent sure of this, 9 times out of 10 its the delete key, and all I am suggesting you do immediately as you switch on the power is to continually tap the delete key until you see a message informing you that you will be about to enter the BIOS..If its not the delete key, then you will have to research your model of computer and find out which key it is.Check the BIOS to make sure that the drives are all being recognized. If you installed a drive on a connector that was not in use, you may have to set the corresponding drive to â€œAuto.â€ If your BIOS has an auto-detect feature, you can use that as well. If the drives are not being recognized, check that both power and data cables are in tightly (including the motherboard end for the data cables. If they are all recognized correctly, then we can move on. Exit the BIOS and restart.If you are simply installing a secondary drive, boot into Windows. In Windows 2000/XP/Vista, your new drive will not appear at all in My Computer until you format it. In Windows 9x/ME, it will appear, but you will need to right-click on the new drive and choose â€œFormatâ€ from the menu. To format the drive in Windows 2000 or XP, right-click on My Computer and go to â€œManageâ€. In the window that comes up, click Disk Management in the left pane. Once it loads, you should see an â€œInitialize Diskâ€ wizard pop up. Partition and format the disk to your liking, but make sure not to convert it to a dynamic disk, as doing so will provide plenty of annoyances down the road.You can now use your new hard drive just like an extra, rather large, folder on your computer, or if you chose to add partitions, then of course all the partitions should be visible in my computer too. If its just extra space you crave, then a single partition is probably the simplest and easiest setup.This brings me back to the original question though.. whats the purpose of the extra hard drive? If you have a 500G hard drive then its unlikely you actually need more space, unless you have my typically boys club attitude of 'bigger is better' lolIf you're willing to reinstall windows, then I'd suggest using a RAID1 setup, which will still give you 500Gx2 of space, but it would become one virtual, and extremely fast, hard drive of 1 terabyte. For more info on RAID, check out this post... http://pctipforum.com/index.php?topic=103.msg253#msg253Throughout this post, I have assumed that your pc is reasonably modern. Modern pcs's ( of less than about 4 years old) are likely to have inbuilt RAID controllers, and multiple SATA connectors. If you dont have this stuff, any of this can still be done but may require some addons to your computer and some extra fiddling.. and if you are using Vista then you will have to find your own path to the 'computer management' section as I have no clue on Vista
December 22, 2008 at 6:12 pm in reply to: Is it better to have 2 separate hard drives or one big one with partitions #30537
If I were building this for myself then I would do neither.
A terabyte of capacity, though it sounds impressive, is like hitting an ant with a hammer. It’s highly unlikely that you would ever need such a huge capacity in anything less than a commercial operation.
Why not get 4 x 300G hard drives for about $70 each, and create a RAID 0+1 array.
RAID0 will use 2 of your drives as one, splitting parts of your info in each drive simultaneously. The bottleneck in any modern PC is the transfer rate of the hard drive.. processors can now work far faster than hard drives, and have to wait continually while files are written to and recovered from the hard drive. By splitting the info into parts and using 2 drives at the same time, transfer rates, particularly for large files such as in video editing, are hugely improved. You are taking advantage of modern processor power to write to both drives at full speed simultaneously. This makes a great improvement in the overall performance of the computer.
RAID1 is mirroring, and as the name implies, it creates a mirror image. As you use your RAID0 array at amazing speeds, it is also written simultaneously to the second pair of drives using RAID1, creating an exact copy. This is your backup! If any one of your 4 drives develops a problem, all info is recoverable from the other set!
Of course, since half of your drives are devoted to backing up the other half, you have now reduced your capacity from 4x300G to 2x300G(x2). Refer to my original point.. 600G is a heck of a lot of storage!! I am using exactly this setup, and I doubt I will ever need more space than I currently have.
If you still wish to partition, you can still do this within the RAID0 array, but as you have a complete backup via RAID1, it becomes un-necessary. If you want a sharing drive, simply share some folders instead.
The end result as you look at your computer, is a single virtual 600G drive that runs at far faster speed than a normal setup would, and which is automatically written as an exact copy to a backup drive instantly.
Of course, if you still think you need more space.. then buy larger drives… just make sure they are all the same model and size to avoid any possible conflicts.
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