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Old 04-03-2007, 09:32 AM   #2836
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Well it really seemed liked a "joke" but I also dont really like IE in the sense that it loads slower then firefox, sometimes. However, is there any one to tell me why Internet Explorer can open certain website that firefox (latest one, Windows XP SP2)wont work because the player's image is not there regardless realaudio or anything to do with real formats (real player) or windows media format that using windows media player?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 09:37 AM   #2837
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For the windows media player wise, some of the TV (Radio)sites need only windows media player 9 or above. I dun understand why Mac has both IE and WMP and yet here has none of them. Quite Inconvient
 
Old 04-03-2007, 09:40 AM   #2838
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I mean Macs are also safer than Windows even they have these 2 application and isnt it possible for the smart community to come out with an extension/software that will process (read) the active x script before allowing users to run it automatically?
 
Old 04-04-2007, 01:20 AM   #2839
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Pure grade insanity

Quote:
Originally Posted by pwc101
There is a program (not free) that allows you to remove Internet Explorer (and various other programs in Windows) which are otherwise not removable. I use it to strip my windows partition down to the absolute minimum - I think I once got an XP install down to 1.5GB, if my memory serves. Find it at http://www.litepc.com/. I think you get a trial with limited functionality for free, but if you want the whole shebang, it's gonna cost you!
I am not about to PAY to have an irritant removed from Windoze. Considering the amount of time I spend working with Windoze, it would be an incredible waste of money, time, and effort. Besides, I don't use IE at all when I am working under Windoze. I use it for my recording projects, and for my business database. Other than that, I am usually here in Linux land.

Blessed be!
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:13 AM   #2840
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ussr_1991
Well it really seemed liked a "joke" but I also dont really like IE in the sense that it loads slower then firefox, sometimes. However, is there any one to tell me why Internet Explorer can open certain website that firefox (latest one, Windows XP SP2)wont work because the player's image is not there regardless realaudio or anything to do with real formats (real player) or windows media format that using windows media player?
Because the idiot webmaster of the site in question illegally used the object tag to link directly to the ActiveX control, forcing the content to only display in IE.

One of Microsoft's "gifts" to the web; embedded content that passes the standards test, but requires IE to display.
 
Old 04-04-2007, 04:09 AM   #2841
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I am not about to PAY to have an irritant removed from Windoze. Considering the amount of time I spend working with Windoze, it would be an incredible waste of money, time, and effort. Besides, I don't use IE at all when I am working under Windoze. I use it for my recording projects, and for my business database. Other than that, I am usually here in Linux land.

Blessed be!
Pappy
Yeah, I'm rarely in anything other than linux these days, I just thought you might like to know there are windows users that want to get rid of that stuff too!
 
Old 04-05-2007, 12:56 PM   #2842
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Norton

I have had more problems with Norton products then you can imagine. I have gotten along better with the free AVG along with the free Zonealarm and now the free AVG spyware program. They keep my computer clean and working good.

Zonealarm gets to be a pain every time they want you to update and really want you to upgrade. I have heard there are a couple other free firewalls out there that work better but I haven't tried.

AVG has Linux versions but so far I haven't checked them out. I'm pretty new to Linux and I'm still trying to lean how to install packages. It all sounds easy but I don't have a lot of luck doing it. I'm running Mandriva 2007.

The Windows activation is a bunch of crap for those who re-install often as I do because I mess with a lot of software. I know have to call Microsoft every time I want to activate it again since. Other then being a pain they do it and I am on my way again. I bitch them out every time but they only work there and could care less. makes me feel better. I do like Linux and hope I can learn it as good as I know Windows. I'm hoping programs get ported I like. I like Open office but it is so darn slow loading. Good Luck to all.
Jim
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:18 PM   #2843
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There is no reason to use any symantec/norton products.

Antivir PE and avast are both free and Always rate higher in effectiveness than any Norton/Symantec product.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:36 PM   #2844
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AVG has Linux versions but so far I haven't checked them out. I'm pretty new to Linux and I'm still trying to lean how to install packages. It all sounds easy but I don't have a lot of luck doing it. I'm running Mandriva 2007.
I've tried both ClamAV and AVG on Linux, but haven't noticed any difference (mainly because I've never gotten a virus on Linux). I actually don't generally run AV programs on Linux any more; there's not really any need. The one Windows computer on the network has AVG installed, and the other computers all run Linux, and I've never gotten a virus there...

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I like Open office but it is so darn slow loading. Good Luck to all.
GNOME or KDE? KDE has KOffice, which is a little faster than OpenOffice, but doesn't do as good a job at importing Microsoft Office files. I'm not a GNOME user, so I'm not sure what's available there; any GNOME users here that could answer this one?
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:49 PM   #2845
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I would like to see Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash and Photoshop ported to linux
 
Old 04-06-2007, 08:50 PM   #2846
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dont know if anyone has mentioned it before, but i'd like to see miranda ported to linux.

im aware there is a project underway at the moment to do so, but its still using wine and is unstable i believe.

http://forums.miranda-im.org/showthr...ighlight=linux
 
Old 04-07-2007, 12:21 AM   #2847
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Yea Miranda was on my list

Miranda IM
Ultra Edit32
tftpd32
ultravnc

Gaim is a good messenger but its still not the same as Miranda

tftpd32, you can get linux programs to do everything this one does, but you need 3 or 4 linux programs to do what this tiny little program does in one.

Tightvnc is almost a good alternative to UVNC. But I found that UVNC performs slightly better in an extreme situation, and some of the extra bells and whistles of UVNC are nice to have.

and while I love VIM Ultra edit has its advantages too.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 07:20 PM   #2848
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Question I wanna see everything

I wish all programs were ported somehow. Don't we all?
 
Old 04-07-2007, 08:59 PM   #2849
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I wish all programs were ported somehow. Don't we all?
I certainly do not want to see Microsoft Internet Explorer on Linux.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 07:44 AM   #2850
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I certainly do not want to see Microsoft Internet Explorer on Linux.
Well it certainly wouldn't do you any harm if it were, and I'm sure some people would benefit.
 
  


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