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    Citrix Metaframe App Server

    I'm not sure, to tell you the truth. I do know they have no server-based licensing scheme, which sucks. That would solve all my problems... So I'm stuck buying $900 creative suite licenses for 40 users - which was already planned for, but it would've been nice to pare that budget down some...
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    Citrix Metaframe App Server

    Any Citrix/Terminal Services gurus around? In an effort to cut costs and boost ROI, I'm thinking about introducing a Citrix box (or just using Windows TS) to load a few applications on for our LOCAL users to access - as in they will have a connection to the box at GigE speeds. The applications...
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    Short Question

    If you're talking about the string that you can pass to the modem when dialing, it sets certain preferences for operation, such as the modem's speaker volume and the like.
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    When I type in

    It's part of google's new personalized page feature - I get that now that I have a gmail account and I'm cookie'd.
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    What do you think about the Mac G5

    I won't disagree with that, Apple does slant results... just like other mfcs do. There will never be a day that I trust ANY mfc who says their own product is better than another mfc's offering. Wait for independent tests, I say.
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    Goddam Seagate Harddisk has bad sectors

    At our company, when we find a bad Western Digital drive, we just put the serial number in on western digital's website and wait for the replacement. Perhaps the same can be done with seagate?
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    What do you think about the Mac G5

    As a mac user, I think the computer itself looks ugly. IMHO. Plenty fast tho, with promises of 3ghz in 12 months...looks like apple is fighting back. PCs are still far better for games tho, simply because games are usually made for them first, then ported to the mac, if they are ported at...
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    SCSI vs IDE

    You can do that with IDE as well, Raid 5 - Stripe set. This feature is not a part of scsi hard drives, but may be a part of the scsi controller card depending on what you buy. I personally have not seen an IDE drive spinning at 10k rpm. 7200 is the fastest I have used. As far as the 4...
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    Goddam Seagate Harddisk has bad sectors

    If it is only 3 months old, it is prolly within it's warranty period. Just send it back and stay on the safe side...if you are seeing physical errors on the drive now, things will not get better, they'll get worse.
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    Voices in winamp

    I think pretty much the only way to do that is to obtain a studio cut of the song, before they have merged the vocal and instrument tracks. Once they are merged, I don't know what you would use to separate them.
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    Computer Security

    Depending on your OS, you can also use policies to lock the system down. That is a complex topic, you would be better off searching windows help for "system policies" or "policy editor". As I understand it, computer mfcs just round out the numbers. IE, 1024kb = 1mb, but an mfc would just say...
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    Netscape 7.1

    I thought pop-up stopper didn't work for it tho? I thought I read something about Netscape having a built-in ability to block popups. I forget where I read that, however...
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    Popup stopper does not work in Netscape !

    Heh...Greg has a point there. In the computer world, if it don't work...just get a new one.
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    I'm Starting a Company Who's In?

    Net Admin here...I'll join your business venture ;) Course, in 5 years I'll (hopefully) be a graduated math major, with sights set on grad school, but hey, who knows.
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    I've Got a Problem with Windows XP On My Notebook Here

    Have you checked within the mouse software to make sure it is still configured correctly? I think I know the software you would be using, and normally you can set the amount/size of the scroll section of the touchpad, as well as the sensitivity. Sometimes fooling around with these options will...
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    Large file that i have scanned

    How big? You could upload it somewhere and post with a link, to allow us to download it... Or you could just cut and paste relevant parts of the document into separate posts. If you don't know how to cut and paste: Select text Press Ctrl+C Click where you want to paste text (ie...
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    I've Got a Problem with Windows XP On My Notebook Here

    Scroll bar on built in mouse...what kinda laptop is it? Touchpad design? Is it a scroll button or a slider-type-thingie? Or is it one of those touchpads where you can designate a portion of the pad as a scrollslider? Ext. mouse will help you out, but it's odd that it works for a while then...
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    Setting up webpage

    The quick answer: When you buy a domain, that is just the DNS name that maps to an IP address. What you do is buy server space, then after you buy your domain name you use the service you bought your domain name from to register the server location you bought to the name you bought. So...
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    What causes the GHz of my computer to decrease?

    All of the advice here is good, but let me just add: If you are using a laptop, beware of speedstep. Speedstep is Intel's clock-reducing program, designed to conserve battery life in laptops running on battery. If you are not using a laptop, check bios settings for weird info, like odd...
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    Program that drives my scanner had bits missing

    With an instrument as delicate as a PC, many things can go wrong even if you take precautionary steps. If your power goes out, your system losing power can cause data errors on the harddrive, which can cause data loss like you seem to have seen. Good ways to try and fix problems stemming...
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    Troubleshooting Surfing Issues on Windows ME and IE6/Netscape

    I too have never heard of this. Although it is possible that the scenario presented by grady could happen, I agree that it is very unlikely. I have never seen Netscape and IE have problems like that. Before you waste the money you spent on the laptop, waste your time instead reinstalling...
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    Doubting the capability of windows

    Most companies that survive in the long run charge money for their product. Microsoft charges for it's product. So do automakers. Most of the time, the more expensive auto makers deliver a better product. I think that's the case with Msoft...they charge money for their product, but in many...
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    What handphone are you using

    I own an audiovox model, two nokia models, a samsung model, and two motorola models. I can't recall which ones they are exactly. I can tell you that the nokia I have liked the best, tho, followed by the motorola models, then samsung and finally audiovox, although none of them truly suck. I...
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    Comparing Pentium 4, M, & Athlon Processors: Which is Best?

    The mobile markings just mean it is designed to use less power and run cooler. Better for laptops and such. As russ said, you shouldn't have to worry about stability either way. What he meant was the fact that many people think that AMD will cause your system to crash. That may have been true...
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    Doubting the capability of windows

    Linux adds those basic tasks by gives you access to almost all of the software made the world over. It's a pretty fair trade-off, IMO.
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    Fastest Desktop by Apple.

    I use a mac... You can find any software you need for the mac that you can find for the PC (excluding custom built business finance software and the like). Unfortunately, the mac does lack when it comes to games. Game performance is okay, but not as well as PC (given the fact that mac...
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    Opera 7.11 has a very nice GUI

    I'm enjoying Safari at the moment (mac). Quick, blocks pop-ups well, works with all the sites I visit.
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    How to install file with extension msi ?

    .msi is a Microsoft installer file. While in windows 2000 or XP, you should be able to just double click it.
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    Free from hackers ?

    Of all the hackers I have known, not a single one of them got off on hacking a random persons computer. Unless you are really, really, really bored, why would you want to look through someone's family photos? Anyway, just like max said, no one is 100% safe, but running something like that on...
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    The best CD burning software

    I cast my vote with STAii...Roxio is my burning program of choice.
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    XP problems

    It will be fine just sitting around, as long as it remains off.
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    Annoying error message popups

    You are talking about messenger service pop-ups, that appear as windows alert boxes. Turn of your messenger service. To do so (if you are running w2k of xp), go Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. Find the messenger service in the list. Change the Startup type to...
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    XP problems

    Depending on the drive mfc, they normally have a diagnostic program you can run. Western Digital drives, for instance, include a diagnostic disk. Check the mfc website and see if they have one - best way to find out if there are truly errors.
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    Do you think it is bad to surf adult sites at work ?

    Companies are opposed to having such content because they can be sued if another employee walks into your office and sees your porn. Therefore, I too would lockdown my employees' access to such content, and move to immediately review the job position of anyone caught violating that rule.
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    XP problems

    Yes, as long as your data is saved elsewhere you can run it into the ground. You have installed XP Pro SP1, right? That should be your first step, if you think it is an XP problems. The run windows update and download the huge backlog of updates... For those who dislike MS, please refrain...
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    XP problems

    Try and narrow your problem down. First, remove the extra ram, boot and see if you get the same issues. If you do, try putting the ram back in and remove the hard drive and see if that clears it up. Did you install XP onto a blank drive, or did you upgrade? If you upgraded, I would HIGHLY...
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    48x24x48 vs 52x24x52 CDRW

    I recall reading the same thing, although I don't recall where I read it. 48x will burn your CD's plenty the 10 bucks and go to lunch after you buy it
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    Gaming, why people use 3rd party drivers?

    Heh, makes good sense. I can see now how they would be useful for cards with no mfc. support. Still, this is the first time I've heard of it...I'll remember tho, maybe let some of my Voodoo using friends know.
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    Mac OS: Experiences and Impressions of Users

    That's what I I guess I'm slated to find out. However, it seems like most of the big time programs I use match something that's out for the mac. Or so I hope
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    News Why didn't bin-laden assassinate Bush?

    I second this is an excellent book, and as most of Clancy's work, tends to be educational as well. A good read.
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    Mac OS: Experiences and Impressions of Users

    I've got a mac on order now...15" powerbook Ti, 1ghz, 512ram. Supposedly you can get a program called VirtualPC for the mac that allows you to run windows within OS-X. If that's the case, I won't be losing anything. But since now I've sold off my PCs (just one older one left) to get this...
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    Is linux illegal ?

    If it does prove to be illegal, I doubt the average user will bear responsibility, but rather the publishers. Since the publishers touted it as "free" and made the product avaliable, they would be the ones in trouble. Still, it will most likely end up that companies found to be non-compliant...
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    Mac OS: Experiences and Impressions of Users

    Anyone here use/own a mac? I just bought an iMac off my company, G3-600mhz, 384 meg of ram (or so), installed with OS 9.1 and OS X (early, crappy version). I like the Mac OS, seems clean, easy to use. I was just wondering, what impressions others might have had with it? Can you really replace...
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    Celeron vs Athalon

    Are you talking about that new processor from Intel for notebooks? Does anyone know what significant differences that brings to the table? (I know this is a bit off topic) I got the impression it is more for business users...why?
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    Non-lethal Weapons

    I think the issue with any weapon for the individual is the fact that before you can use any form of defense, you must first anticipate the attack. I would think that attackers who advertise their presence are relatively rare; more often it's a "sneak up from behind" type of deal. In those...
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    Gaming, why people use 3rd party drivers?

    Good buy...I have an nVidia GeForce4 Ti4600 card, 128 meg. It's awesome, plays everything fast and smooth. For now, at least I have never met and/or heard of anyone using 3rd party drivers. I would think you would be risking the integrity of your system doing so. As many people have pointed...
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    Download speeds on different connections

    Russ...what is the formula that you use to get those figures? I can never remember how it works 18...I use a burstable T1 here at work and see up to 100kps. However, in my travels I have been to colleges that use different speed OC lines, and I've downloaded at up to 320kps.
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    CD_RW Master/Slave Relationship: Is USB Device Recognition Impacted?

    If he needs to make CD copies, tho, he'll want the CD-ROM in as well. Pain to write an image to your HD just to copy the CD... If you have the drives jumpered as cable select, then you can just hook em up and they'll figure out the master/slave for ya. But you can't have two masters/two...
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    Mini disc player + optical port

    Now that I think about it, Greg is right...they do come with a USB connection, but you still use an optical cable to plug into the player. I never liked my MD player, because of the way you had to record onto the media. But supposedly, with the newer Sony NetMD players, you can copy from...
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    Celeron vs Athalon

    Indeed, Russ is correct. In most cases, blanket statements do not work, and this would be one of them. I will be more concise in future posts. I have dealt with an equal number of AMD/Intel over the past 4 years. In that time, I have noticed more errors and oddities out of an AMD machine than...