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Divide And Conquer

Fred,
You have discussed (repeatedly) the need for backup of important data. You

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Google Earth, Without the Huge Download

I used to have Google earth on my laptop, but it was a  bit
much for it so I removed it. It was a shame as I really enjoyed using it. Then one day I ran across this website  –
http://www.flashearth.com 
Now I can use Google Earth and do not have to install it. Do not know how long
the site will be there after reading the disclaimer:

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Still *Another* Code Load Success Story

After his site was listed in the last "Load The Code" section, this reader

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8-bit Colors In A 32-Bit World

Hi Fred, I have an older program, Crazy for Ragtime, that
was delightful, with MIDI, movies, and lots of history. Recently, I tried to
install it on XP Pro. I also have 2 LG Flatron LCD monitors. The program
would always crash. One day I discovered that it wanted to display in 256
colors. My monitors don’t display that low. Is there any way to get around
this problem. I have tried the Compatibility method without success but I
hate to lose such a valuable program. Any thoughts? —Hal Allert

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Server vs PC Software

Hi Fred, I have been reading about your
suggestions on creating home servers with older or new computers. That is
fine and dandy but be careful about mentioning that you have a server when you
talk to various support techs and services. I mentioned that I had a server to a Norton Antivirus Tech and he told me
that I had no right to use standard Norton Antivirus software on a server
and I had to stop using it immediately and buy their server version which
costs several hundred dollars. I would imagine this holds true with other
companies too. I had to explain that it was not a business server and
really try hard to convince him it was not. The tech world is so use to
equating server with the business world that as a home user, if you refer to you
system as a server, you could get yourself into trouble. Sincerely, Dale Ashby

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Emergency Recovery Utility

Hi Fred, I have subscribed to the Plus version
since its inception and find that its value is worth more than you charge. I recently found the free "Emergency Recovery Utility NT", ERUNT, at
http://tinyurl.com/6j8xa
… The "detailed Information"
page gives a good description of why one would want to use this program. It appears to be good program to use for incremental backup purposes so I now
use the Autoback version with its /days:n option started by the WinXP Scheduled
Tasks Manager. —Eric Bloch

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