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  1. SF99, If it's only things like calculators...

    SF99,

    If it's only things like calculators then you shouldn't run into too much trouble. Of course it depends how complicated these 'calculator' programs. If they include more advanced features...
  2. Thread: Chrome fonts

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    The problem you're experiencing in Chrome is...

    The problem you're experiencing in Chrome is probably something to do with the ClearType settings.

    For Windows XP, there are instructions at this post. Information for Windows 7 is also given...
  3. I think it really depends on what you are using...

    I think it really depends on what you are using WINE for and how you are using it.

    The risk would be if you were to run a malicious file or program under WINE, it would be akin to running the same...
  4. A question on Readyboost and another on 720p video

    This may be a bit off topic, perhaps this is better in it's own thread or in a private message, but:

    1. What are the pitfalls of ReadyBoost? (Wear on USB device?)
    2. I'm intrigued to know more...
  5. rwilsond, thanks very much for your comments. It...

    rwilsond, thanks very much for your comments. It is much appreciated - I am subscribed to this thread so I do see your comments and appreciate that you took the time to do this. FYI - at the bottom...
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    It seems that Microsoft's statement was received...

    It seems that Microsoft's statement was received by the media in a very negative light. That was not the intended effect of their statement - see this post from a former Microsoft employee who has...
  7. Thread: Ubuntu 13.10

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    To add my two cents, I've been trying to use...

    To add my two cents, I've been trying to use Ubuntu on my laptop since about 2007. At first it was a severe uphill struggle with drivers, etc but more recent releases of Ubuntu since about 2011 have...
  8. According to Microsoft...

    According to Microsoft, the best choice is to do a repair install or put the hard drive back in the old motherboard, initiate an upgrade and then swap motherboards when the computer restarts - at the...
  9. Power Supply

    Sounds like you have a defective power supply. I have seen a computer that worked fine until the CD/DVD drive was used, at which point it randomly rebooted. I suspect that the power supply can't take...
  10. Try this

    Hi

    Try enabling the setting (i.e. making sure the box is ticked), allow websites to disable or replace context menus.

    See this Mozilla Support article, the setting you are looking for can be...
  11. Glad you found this helpful. At the bottom left...

    Glad you found this helpful. At the bottom left hand corner of the post there is a Thanks button which you can use as appropriate to thank people who have made useful posts.

    Spreadsheet packages...
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    I'm not sure if this will do Word and Excel files...

    I'm not sure if this will do Word and Excel files but I find WinMerge is excellent for checking if files or folders are identical.
  13. Command line solution

    A quick way to do this would be to use the command line.

    If you open up a command prompt, change to the folder from which you need to find the file with the longest path (or if you are looking to...
  14. Try Checking the Volume

    I have had this issue before. It can occur if the volume settings are set too high. You've said that you've checked all the Windows sound recording settings but I find that with some microphones the...
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