Think of it as maybe a quarter-million MP3s. Or 1,400 completely filled CDRs. Or
900,000 jpg photos at 3-megapixel resolution. Or a couple hundred full-length
Good Morning Fred:
I purchased my computer about a half year ago, the motherboard is listed as a
i945g-M7, which was standard for this Powerspec 9130 model. Problem is, it seems
to me that MBM does not support it, or I simply do not understand which
"similar" motherboard to select. Is there one that would provide the same
settings, or can you suggest a good alternative, preferably free, to MBM.
I’m fairly new to the Plus edition and have for several years been a
Standard and decided to "bite the bullet" and go Plus because I believe
in what you are doing, both, here with computer knowledge and what you
are doing overseas with adopting. Thank you.
When I travel I use internet cafes to check e-mail, pay bills et cetera. As a
security measure I usually reboot into Kanotix to conduct my business. I
believe this to be the best way to be secure when using public access machines. Your thoughts?Is there anything else I could or should do?
A few months back, I changed my start menu in Windows XP to reflect the classic
windows start menu only in the fact that once I click on Start, All programs,
the menu is one long menu instead of expanded out to the right in two columns.
Now, I want to change it back to the default but am unable to remember how I
changed it in the first place! Can you point me in the right direction to
revert back to the default menu expansion? Thank you. —DH
First I want to say that I love your newsletter and am very happy to be a Plus
Subscriber … worth every penny. I just found this website mentioned on the
news: http://www.stopbadware.org .
No, it’s not Audrey, the carnivorous plant in Little Shop Of Horrors; it was
ravenous software consuming a reader’s CPU cycles and making his machine crawl.
We covered possible causes and cures in "What’s Eating His CPU Cycles" (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-01-12.htm#3 ) and again in "More
Have been a Plus subscriber for some three years now and always am
entertained and helped by your letter. I recently have been awash in Trojan
horses that are difficult to remove permanently. As usual, I run Spy
Sweeper, AdAware, Spybot S&D and AVG antivirus, with updates done daily.
Alas after finally getting rid of Spyaxe as well I now can’t access Task
Manager. A pop up reports that "Task Manager has been disabled by your
administrator." I’d like to know 1} How this happens, and 2} How on earth to
fix it. I have just about reached my wit’s end.
Really get a lot out of the LangaList. Your recent articles on installing new
drives and transferring the system raises a question.
Fred, I’ve just read your article in Information Week on
transferring data from an ‘old’ hard drive to a ‘new’ one (
A clever procedure and very straightforward. But, one aspect of this
technique has caused me some concern.