An exciting night in with …..

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…… XTREE Gold!! Hello? What was wrong with Win 3.1 File manager? People said that it didn’t do much. No kidding! It was a file manager. What did anybody expect? To see it move around the screen like the Windows screensaver clock? I could never quite work out why it was not liked. File Manager […]

Compatibility and Updates..

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Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 update has been released recently so, if you are running this version of Office, now is a good time to get it. The easiest way is to open Word 2003, click on HELP and then select ‘Check for Updates’. Having arrived at the Microsoft Office Online web page, close down Word […]

Keeping parasites at bay..

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I would like to bring your attention to this subject. Users of SpyBot S&D and SpywareBlaster will know that both applications essentially immunize a system against incursion by parasites, assuming that the parasites are known to either application. There is another string you can add to your bow, and it is not so well known, […]

Phoning Home..

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It is widely accepted that a 3rd party firewall has a major advantage over a Windows firewall in that it will warn the user of unsolicited outgoing traffic. The trouble with 3rd party firewalls is that they have a tendency to generate popups advising of some process that is not always clear to the average […]

To Move or to copy or not..

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It surprises me that many people do not know about <CTRL> and <SHIFT> when dragging files around their systems. For those of you who still do not know, dragging + <CTRL> results in a copy of files to wherever you drop them and dragging + <SHIFT> moves the files to wherever you drop them. These […]

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