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  1. Straycat

    Netbook

    Not really, to be honest. I think the sound is pretty thin but I guess it might be an improvement compared to other netbooks. The sound in my MacBook Air (which has no woofer and only one speaker) is much better. Vaios speakers are also superior.
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    Netbook

    I can vouch for Samsung as I recently got a N120. I'm very happy with that. It's not as nice as the Vaio it's replacing -- but it got all the essentials and a MUCH better keyboard for a quarter of the Vaio's price...The best netbook money can buy, IMO.
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    Where have all the posters gone?

    Testing! RUC2ZYmXLJ0
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    Where have all the posters gone?

    I check in here now and then, but it seems there's not much going on. I don't think it's recession related (I noticed the tendency before "the crash"). Naturally I have my own theories on why there's less board activity, but it seems most of it has already been covered. A counter measure to avoid "board death" may be to allow integration of images, audio and video in posts, regardless of section. After all it's 2009 now.
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    Software you can't do without

    I notice that it's close to 5 years since I made my first post in this thread! Let's revisit "the essential software list" for 2008. 1. Mozilla/FireBird Firefox 2. Eudora Mail Gmail/Mail.app synced via IMAP 3. Winamp Ditched for iTunes 4. Mobile Safe PC Still have it on my Nokia, but hardly worthy of a 4th place on the list... 5. Note Tab Pro - still in use on my PC:s, but looking for an equivalent on my Macs 6. VLC 7. uTorrent / Transmission 8. Google: Reader, Notebook, iGoogle & Calendar (unfortunately still dependant on MS Word)
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    Deskto search software for use in work environment

    I also use Google Desktop Search in several networked environments. I'm very pleased with it. Also, I've tried the Yahoo equivalent -- but I could not figure out how to make it search networked disks.
  7. You cannot legislate prosperity. No, but you can have legislation in place to ensure it.
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    Blackie?

    is he out buying a new mobile? ::
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    Software you can't do without

    Ok, new on the list: http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/ (well known task bar system for those of you on Macs) :up:
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    Software you can't do without

    straycat http://www.winmx.com/
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    Software you can't do without

    In general terms, yes. Kazaa is good for music, software and "instructional movies". On the other hand, it seems to be some sort of turmoil surrounding this piece of software(s). The owner of Kazaa K+ -- which is different than the owner of the original Kazaa, if I understand it correctly -- is trying to force Kazaa K++ off the "market". Why? Copyright infringements... I also notice now that the Kazaa Lite web site looks more or less like a paysite -- or a porn site, if you wish, minus the skin. This quite turns me off. When I look at that page there are alarm bells ringing 'cause when someone peddling more or less illegal software is building professional front-ends on their web sites, that is usually bad news... Also keep in mind that there is an enormours demand for this software, which makes it interesting for all sorts of scamsters to promote a fake or non-existant Kazaa Lite for various reasons (e.g. re-direct you somewhere else, collect your email, offer a version with spyware or bundled trial software etc, etc). -- So be careful with what you download out there. If you really want Kazaa Lite, I'd recommend to search for some place other than the "official web site" k - l i t e . t k If it's only music you're after then WinMx is not a bad alternative. There's also not the same sort of chaos surrounding this software.
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    Software you can't do without

    They're download managers which assist you with downloading single or multiple files. In most cases they speed up downloading by taking home the files in many, many segments. They can also resume failed downloads and you can schedule downloads etc, etc... A very nice feature with ReGetDeluxe is that you can right click on a web page and pick 'download all'. You then get a list of all files residing on the server and you can easily pick and choose which files you want to take home. Beats right clicking on every single link on a page and choose 'save link as'...
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    Software you can't do without

    And yet another, ReGet Deluxe -- best I've ever seen.
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    Software you can't do without

    Says Ultraviolet: I am using an anti-spam program called K9 and my catch rate isn't falling below 95%. K9 web page I downloaded K9 yesterday and fired up my e-mail program. Results: Emails processed: 1,546 Number of good emails: 46 Misidentified spam (false positives): 1.4% Overall accuracy: 97.1% This piece of software stays on my computer!
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    Software you can't do without

    Sarisin, At the bottom of the thread, far left (at least if viewed in "flat mode") there is a link that says "Favorite!". Click that one and the thread should now show up as a bookmark in "My Home" (see link at the top of the board). I just tried it -- and it did work!
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