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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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Are Admin Shares Dangerous?

Hi Fred! I’ve tried multiple Google searches on
this issue, but haven’t been able to find the right combination of keywords to
find the answer to my question. Firstly a bit of background: I have a wired/wireless network at home
consisting of my PC, my brother’s PC and a file server. My computer is
attached directly to the network (and the Internet) via Cat5 to a Netgear
RP614 router. My brothers PC is connected to the network via a wireless
access point attached to my router. I have a share set up on my brother’s
computer for performing various administrative tasks, but my computer is totally
locked down and doesn’t have any sharing enabled. My question is: if my brother somehow catches a worm, trojan or other
malware and the antivirus doesn’t stop it – can this malware come through
this administrative share that I have access to, and infect my PC? Or could
it only infect me if I had a share on my PC for the malware to ‘jump
through’?

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