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Re: the Computer, raves Wireless High Speed

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:32 am

I'm exhausted just reading your description of the software/hardware hoops you had to jump through, MsMary... ******************************************************

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Re: the Computer, raves Wireless High Speed

Postby Damelon » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:46 pm

The best thing about having broadband is that it no longer takes hours to download things like printer software or Apple security updates. <i></i>
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Re: the Computer, raves Wireless High Speed

Postby MsMary » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:31 am

Indeed, Damelon. I would love to get it, but my husband is very resistant, due to the extremely low cost of our dial-up.

Also, a lot of people around here lost dsl and cable modem service for quite a while after Hurricane Wilma, but as long as our phone was working, we could still get on the internet, once we had electrical power back. Though, if AOL is really offering free dial-up service, maybe that won't be such a problem. "Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?"<i></i>
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Re: the Computer, raves Wireless High Speed

Postby Duchess of Malfi » Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:35 am

MsMary - since I last replied to you, about my printer problems, we have since had to reinstall the prnter software four times. ******************************************************

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Re: the Computer, raves Wireless High Speed

Postby Avatar » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:59 am

Computers. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't. Nobody knows why.

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Re: Scream @ the Computer, rants & raves!

Postby danlo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:28 am

I've told my story on the Watch about how freaking Norton antivirus came with my new comp and after the trial year ended and I wouldn't subscribe it ran a hidden broken renew tape loop for a year and a half, which in two days (if not caught by the wizard Phorist) would have suffocated all my memory.

So (long sentence :roll: ) we've learned two things
a) never use or patronize Norton
b) check for memory capacity every other month or so :mrgreen:
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Re: Scream @ the Computer, rants & raves!

Postby Moonwatcher » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:03 am

I've voiced my own displeasure several times at KW about Norton products. I despise Norton. Norton antivirus is just a bloated resource hog that thinks it owns your computer. I've been saying to anyone who'd listen to just scrap Norton and get a FREE (for non-commercial use) antivirus program, like AVG, which I've used for years now and am very satisfied with.
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Re: Scream @ the Computer, rants & raves!

Postby danlo » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:53 pm

I have Avira and SpyAware now and they're both free! :sky:(and an extra Gig of memory)
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Re: Scream @ the Computer, rants & raves!

Postby Moonwatcher » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:29 pm

Good going, danlo! I need to get more memory myself, what with the large digital photo files I work with now.
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