Following our discussion of the free Vista beta (
You have discussed (repeatedly) the need for backup of important data. You
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 –
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:
After his site was listed in the last "Load The Code" section, this reader
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
Hi Fred: For anyone who uses the Internet
Explorer and sometimes finds that a web page font size is too small, one of the
following two methods of controlling the font size might prove useful.
Hi Fred, Thanks again for the best newsletter available at
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Hi Fred- Can you give me an idea of what to do?
I’ll bet many of you are the "go-to" person when co-workers, family, or
friends have PC problems. Sometimes, tasks that have become second nature to us
due to long-term repetition may be very hard for people newer to computers.
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.