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  1. john3347

    You may not be allowed to give your friend your old Software

    Better read the EULA before you give away or sell an old version of software that you no longer use. According to a recent court ruling, if it is so stated in the EULA that the producer of a piece of software retains ownership and you are only licensed to use it, you can only remove the product...
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    Interesting

    This is an interesting assessment of Windows 7 by Comcast Finance http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/finance-buy2010/7/ EDIT: The originally posted .doc file does not appear to work. Use the Comcast.net link.
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    Free Microsoft Office !!!!

    "...Besides browsers, Microsoft dropped an Link Removed - Invalid URL. It announced that the Office suite will compete with both free productivity suites like OpenOffice as well as Google Docs. As they make the online version of Office free to users, feature-limited versions of the suite will...
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    Sad news for VLC fans worldwide.

    VideoLAN acquired by RealNetworks This is some sad news for thousands of VLC users who have moved from Real Player to the superior performance of VLC Player. (This $30 fee that they are going to slip in here is kinda like our garbage service that has started an area wide recycling service...
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    Windows 7 Virtualization question

    Can a standard installation CD (with installation key) be used to install a virtual OS with Virtual PC or VM Ware Player to a Windows XP or Windows 7 computer, or is a virtual appliance a special version of an application and necessary for a virtual machine? I want to install a Windows 98SE, or...
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    Do you hit "Caps Lock" instead of "A"?

    Everybody in the world except me may already know this. I just found it and it is very helpful to me and hopefully to a few hundred or few thousand other users. This may have been available in Vista and possibly even XP, but I know it is available in Windows 7. If you frequently accidentally hit...
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    One more DVD won't work

    I see numerous CD/DVD threads here and mine is similar but somewhat different from any of the others, so I will start an additional thread. I have a home built computer with a Biostar 945GZ Micro 775 Motherboard (Intel 945GZ an ICH7/R chipset), Pentium D 830 3GHz Processor, 2 GB ram, 250 GB...
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    Microsoft Word

    Well, seems that a Federal Court has upheld the original decision that Microsoft is infringing on the patents held by another company with Microsoft Word. While Microsoft attempted to fight the implementation of this decision claiming irreparable damage, now states "no problem, We will have a...
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    Early Windows 7 Release

    Although some retailers and system builders are already "sneaking" copies of the OS and systems with the OS pre-installed, the official release date remains Oct 22. BUT WAIT! Microsoft has just announced that some small system builders who build special built-to-order systems may pre-install...
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    Microsoft Security Essentials

    "Dear Beta User, Thank you for participating in the Microsoft® Security Essentials Beta. Your participation has been instrumental to ensuring the best possible product release quality. The final version of Microsoft Security Essentials will be released to the public in the coming weeks. If...
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    The magic 5%

    When I read articles like this, I tend to completely discount the credibility of the author. This writer(?) speaks of the dismal failure of Vista because it is only being used on 30% of Windows computers currently in use, yet he speaks of the "domination" of Office 2007 which accounts for a...
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    Windows 7 Which Free Anti-virus??

    If you are contemplating a free antivirus and want some help deciding, here is a side by side comparison among several popular Free Anti-virus applications. While my personal preferences would place Microsoft Security Essentials at the top of this list and move each ot the top two down one...
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    Irreparable Harm - - Gimme a break

    It appears that Microsoft is going to play the pity card in their ongoing battle with i4i and the injunction against Microsoft's use of Custom XML which i4i holds the patent to. Microsoft is, perhaps with a somewhat less cocky attitude than they displayed during the recent proceedings, now...
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    YIPEE, a Windows 2000 thread

    I am glad to see this thread. I must be one of the only 3 people in the world that are still using Windows 2000. I have some old software (remember 8 character file name limitation?) that does what I need better than anything since that will not run well even on XP. I also have a flatbed...
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    Threat from co-workers???

    It would seem that this security hole would be an extremely serious flaw for people such as independent researchers who have co-workers who could have access to a computer during time periods that the rightful user was off duty. Bosses could easily "spy" on their employees, which would be a...
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    Windows 7 Family pack

    All of you who scoffed at me so strongly when I suggested a few months ago that Microsoft could/might offer an OS 3-pack when Windows 7 goes GA, check out the link below. I don't know yet just how much discount is offered by buying 3 licenses with one DVD, but any discount is some. I am of the...
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    Windows 7 Processor requirement for Virtual XP

    If anyone is considering Windows 7 with Virtual XP being a requirement, make sure that your processor is capable. The processor (Intel) must be VT Technology qualified. There is a similar feature necessary for AMD processors ........ I think it is called something like "V spec" or such. In...
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    Windows 7 XP downgrade available with Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate

    Below is a link to an article in Computer World announcing that a downgrade to windows XP Professional will be available with Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. This program appears to be either identical to, or nearly identical to, the Vista Business downgrade program currently in place...
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    Windows 7 Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor now available

    This is probably old news by now but, two days ago, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor beta was released. "A beta of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is now available to help people analyze their PC in preparation for a Windows 7 upgrade. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is a free tool that people can download as of...
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    3.5" Floppy Drive anyone???

    My 3.5 Floppy, that worked on a couple of Linux versions and on Windows XP, will not work in Windows 7. Windows Explorer recognizes the drive, but doesn't recognize a disc when a known good disc is inserted. Does anyone know if 3.5 Floppy support been eliminated from Windows 7? :confused...
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