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More Dividing, More Conquering

In "Divide And Conquer" (

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-06-15.htm#5
) we discussed several partitioning strategies that can make huge disks more
manageable. Here’s a follow-on question:

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“May Your Life Be Filled With Lawyers…”

That’s supposedly an old Mexican curse, although I suspect the sentiment may
be cross-cultural. I mention it here because a recent item raised the tricky
issue of software licensing (see

http://langa.com/newsletters/2006/2006-06-08.htm#1 ) and also gave this
reader pause:

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Comodo

Item #4, above, deals with free firewalls in general, and Win98 firewalls in
particular. Here’s info on another relatively new firewall that’s for Win2K and
XP boxes:

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XP’s No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option

It’s one of those software design decisions that makes you scratch your head
and wonder, "What were they thinking?"

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Annual Update on Macy-Jean

Remember Macy-Jean Calinawan, from the Philippines? We first met
her here (
http://langa.com/newsletters/2002/meet_macy_jean.htm ), and a while
later saw how much she’s been growing. (

http://www.freetune.com/images/macy_jean200210a.jpg  ). We also got a
handprint painting from her here:

http://langa.com/newsletters/2003/2003-05-19.htm#3

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OS Plays Hide-And-Seek

Hi Fred, A computer I’m working on for a friend goes to a black screen
immediately when powered on, that simply says "Operating system not found."
When this has happened before, either rebooting a couple times, or checking
for loose cables, corrected it. This time, nada. What are the various reasons or possibilities with this problem?
Thanks,
Ed Langham

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