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    Roll your own with FontCreator...

    Roll your own with FontCreator


    Tomsguide appears to offering it for free (What’s the catch?).

    Oil thigh.

    EDIT: My mistake. I was confusing the source with the reputable Tom's Hardware - it...
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    Touché.

    Touché.
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    Here is one intriguing idea, if only because it...

    Here is one intriguing idea, if only because it might be useful to those of us who are not subject to the constraint of prohibiting third-party software. Can anyone think of any third-party software...
  4. OK, you are probably right, but MS is going crazy...

    OK, you are probably right, but MS is going crazy to get this product into the mainstream, and it is doing so to the point of giving it away on almost any pretext. In that respect, things have indeed...
  5. Give this a try: 1. Backup everything on the...

    Give this a try:

    1. Backup everything on the netbook.
    2. Download the latest beta for Windows 10.
    3. Perform a clean install of the beta on the netbook.
    4. Try it, use it, and I suspect that...
  6. No bragging indeed; modesty has fled the field. ...

    No bragging indeed; modesty has fled the field.

    That email is labelled ‘Your PC starts 47% faster with jv16 PowerTools X’. It came May 13, which is some time after I had installed the new version,...
  7. I would be interested to know if you have tried...

    I would be interested to know if you have tried the latest jv16 X. It's a 60-day trial if you care to give it a shot, and you can leave your existing version in place untouched.

    They claim that it...
  8. Off-script indeed, when the feature film clip of...

    Off-script indeed, when the feature film clip of 'Battle Scenes' can't spell 'Separatist' correctly on-screen, but the source of the clip apparently could.
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    Here is one complication from auto-updates that...

    Here is one complication from auto-updates that may not apply to many, but that is expensive for some, apart from the ‘time value of money’.

    I have a number of home computers with Microsoft...
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    Uninstall third-party software

    I am puttering about with third-party software in Windows 10 and have a load of it I want to uninstall. Should I round up the usual suspects among third-party uninstallers, or does Windows 10 have a...
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    Those are languages, not fonts. Have you counted...

    Those are languages, not fonts. Have you counted the number of Englishes for language settings?
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    The news is that big rig trucks will drive solo...

    The news is that big rig trucks will drive solo and on autopilot, and I believe it is already legal in one state. Are they running Windows 10?
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    I have exceeded my limit, which I think is 60 GB...

    I have exceeded my limit, which I think is 60 GB (which is higher than standard for my provider). This helps explain why many among us view The Cloud, and the wild abandon with which some appear to...
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    Wow. Right next door and no limit at any speed....

    Wow. Right next door and no limit at any speed. There have always been limits here so far as I know, and that is right back to bulletin board days. On second thought, bulletin board days (and later)...
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    I stand corrected. The issues are that the user...

    I stand corrected. The issues are that the user base is very large, and the end of support is in July. See the IDC White Paper.
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    In this entire thread, there is much about speed...

    In this entire thread, there is much about speed and price, but no mention of monthly limit in GB. Users must have a limit (or none) if price comparisons are to mean anything.
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    Not all servers are created equal, and not all...

    Not all servers are created equal, and not all receivers are equally good at receiving, no matter how fast the link between them. My experience is confined to DSL, but I have no problem downloading...
  18. My post was intended to troubleshoot specified...

    My post was intended to troubleshoot specified problem(s), and not to recommend any operating system for normal use.

    ‘Down time’ is expensive, and it is more so if your computer is down while ‘on...
  19. In the workplace there are system admins who look...

    In the workplace there are system admins who look after the dirty work of maintaining systems, so everything in the article and the argument applies to home or lone users who try to maintain the...
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    On the road troubleshooting tricks

    When possible, treat the computer that is really messed up as ‘the patient’ on which you are operating. Use a different computer to do the necessary homework and browse for troubleshooting ideas, and...
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    Laptop computer: keyboard, virtual keyboard,...

    Laptop computer: keyboard, virtual keyboard, mouse (mice, given the varieties mentioned); isn’t it high time someone asked about the touchpad and/or the whatchamacallit in the middle of the keyboard...
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    Download managers

    With so much written about transfer speeds, there has been no mention of download managers.

    This is a class of software that I think acts as a multiplexer, giving you multiple streams to reduce...
  23. Thread: Open Office

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    If you have one that is not in the too-distant...

    If you have one that is not in the too-distant past, you might use a restore point.

    Edited: Sorry, that was supposed to be a Reply with Quote of original post.
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    Along with LibreOffice, you may find such things...

    Along with LibreOffice, you may find such things as LibreCAD for those with a use for such things. Some might skip the office and take the CAD.
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    There is an option 'way back at the beginning'...

    There is an option 'way back at the beginning' regarding updates: you can download Updates for Windows, or you can download Updates for Windows and other Microsoft Products. It is entirely possible...
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