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David Ashton
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Re: You missed Mac Pro
David Ashton   1/21/2015 3:12:11 PM
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Gee, thanks, Max, I didn't know you cared...  :-)

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Re: You missed Mac Pro
Max The Magnificent   1/21/2015 10:31:48 AM
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@David: Sounds like a smart move.  I need to be balr too, I reckon....

No need -- we like you just the way you are :-)

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Re: Freeware is often the culprit
DrQuine   12/29/2014 1:43:27 PM
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Yes freeware is a major problem even from "reputable" companies. When updating Adobe plug-ins, buried in the legally required "yes" legal mumbo jumbo is a checkmark to accept bloatware spam on my browser menu. While none of us have time to read the legalese (why bother, you don't have any choice or input into the terms), it is very important to inspect the check boxes carefully - ESPECIALLY the ones that are checked in advance.  The legally REQUIRED boxes always require YOU to check them.  

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perl_geek   12/18/2014 6:09:58 PM
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If you are concerned about the search options that Firefox offers you, take a look at duckduckgo.com - it's free, doesn't install anything but itself, and works splendidly. It's my default choice.

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Re: You missed Mac Pro
elizabethsimon   12/18/2014 4:26:16 PM
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I think we reallly, really need to have spell check added to this site... LOL

 

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Re: You missed Mac Pro
David Ashton   12/18/2014 1:37:48 PM
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@Elizabeth

> " I was balr to configure it so when th eupdate finished...."

Sounds like a smart move.  I need to be balr too, I reckon....

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Nice....
Max The Magnificent   12/18/2014 10:01:24 AM
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@DWILSON373: I resolved the problem by pulling the video card, cleaning the slot and edge connector...

Yup -- we pulled all of the memory sticks and cards and cleaned their connectors -- to no avail -- but I have to say that now I have my new machine up and running -- I love it so much that I'm happy I moved on

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Freeware is often the culprit
Max The Magnificent   12/18/2014 9:59:11 AM
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@zeeglen: It's called 'marketeering'.  Today's Dilbert expresses it nicely.

I love Today's Dilbert -- thanks for mentioning it

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Freeware is often the culprit
Max The Magnificent   12/18/2014 9:44:43 AM
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@JGrubbs, @mhrackin: Here is an article on how to spot and avoid some of these programs.

OMG -- this is BRILLIANT -- I am so glad I read this -- even though the presentation format requires you to go through 12 mini-pages -- everyone of these tips and tricks was SPOT ON -- this should be required reading for everyone!

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Re: Freeware is often the culprit
zeeglen   12/18/2014 9:23:44 AM
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@Max this last one pasted a big image/advert at the top and bolttom of every web page I visited

 It's called 'marketeering'.  Today's Dilbert expresses it nicely.

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