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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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As Win98 (Finally) Fades Into The Sunset…

Dear Fred, Thanks so much for the Plus! help over the last
several years. With your help, I support the personal computers of a number
of family members and friends, about five of whom still run 98SE and do not
have the resources to upgrade at this time. I have kept them free firewalled, free anti-virused, and hotfixed, but the schedule has been
somewhat erratic as it depends upon when I can get to them, and some are out
of town. So far, they have had no problems that I can’t correct.

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Free Windows Vista Beta Now Available

As one OS fades away (see #1, above) another emerges: Reader Gene Lynch was
first to send in email about the new Vista beta available for public download. (Thanks, Gene, and everyone else who wrote in!)

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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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