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What to do with a slow Windows PC

Posted 08-15-2008 at 05:58 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 05:40 PM by Avoura

Recently on a forum, a person said they were given an old PC running Windows and it was getting very slow. If you are in that position, read on.

If you have an old Windows XP PC, there is probably a lot of defragmentation on the hard drive, and lots of files from software that was installed and then uninstalled as well.

You should defragment the hard drive. Also scan for viruses and spyware, and rootkits. If it is still slow, then it might be best to back up all your...
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I got PCStitch!!!!!

Posted 08-14-2008 at 09:29 PM by Bixie

Hi guys, I got it, I got PCStitch!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone Tim, Jay73,Nexus, IndyGunFreak.
Nexus, all I had to do was follow your last post. It works like a charm!! Well, you won't be hearing from me for a while, I've got patterns to print, now you guys can get rid of your PCStitch.HA Thanks again to everyone, and if I can help any of you, just let me know, (or anyone else for that matter).


Thanks again, you guys have been so helpful. I hope everyone will realize...
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ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE

Posted 08-14-2008 at 04:35 PM by rbkumaran

ISO Master which is claimed to be the best ISO editing tool is a graphical editor for ISO images. ISO Master is useful for extracting, deleting, or adding files and directories to or from an ISO image. ISO Master can read .ISO files (ISO9660, Joliet, RockRidge, and El Torito), most .NRG files, and some single-track .MDF files and can save and only save as .ISO.<a href="http://www.susegeek.com/multimedia/iso-master-gui-tool-to-edit-iso-images-in-opensuse/">Read at susegeek.com</a>...
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testin'

Posted 08-14-2008 at 11:59 AM by hiccup

testin'
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Open Source Software

Posted 08-14-2008 at 05:15 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 05:41 PM by Avoura

I got fed up with Microsoft and Windows constantly crashing, programs failing to work, and all the broken promises by Microsoft that each new software version was going to fix all the problems of the past.

Then I tried Linux (originally back in the late 1990s) and more recently after getting annoyed with Windows XP.

I have so far found that open source software (OSS) can certainly be of a high enough quality to compete with paid-for software from the likes of Microsoft...
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