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  1. Sounds like you've got your sh*t together. It...

    Sounds like you've got your sh*t together. It makes me wonder if your vulnerability goes down if you have an OS so old that nobody is bothering to exploit it anymore. :)

    I'm curious (honestly...
  2. I hated Win2K. You are obviously a patient...

    I hated Win2K. You are obviously a patient person but you are going to love the upgrade to XP. Be sure and get the Pro version.

    Do you also have a good firewall router? They are vital to...
  3. This is a very viable and probably a very smart...

    This is a very viable and probably a very smart thing for a consumer to do. But business is more complex than that. We have quite a bit of software that is Microsoft only and would be extremely...
  4. Yup. A lot of us felt that way about XP, but...

    Yup.


    A lot of us felt that way about XP, but Win 7 Pro turned out much better in most aspects and I would never go back.

    I did, however, hold on to XP on all of the systems in my business...
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    So what does one do about excessive spam...

    So what does one do about excessive spam protection? I use the Thunderbird email client and it has an option to trust SpamAssassin results, which I have checked for every email account. ...
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    I think they are a lot bigger than the 800 pound...

    I think they are a lot bigger than the 800 pound gorilla and even if they are very moral you still need to be careful around such a large beast. Still, allowing ABP to run is a step in the right...
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    Sounds like Chrome is getting better, but I'll...

    Sounds like Chrome is getting better, but I'll probably wait until something really stands out to make me switch.

    I still haven't heard how Chrome treats ads. I suppose I also wonder if it...
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    64 bit Chrome

    I've used FireFox almost as long as it has been around. I initially moved to it from IE because of security problems with the latter. I've stayed away from Chrome for a long time, mostly because...
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    We use ZyXel USG business class routers. I just...

    We use ZyXel USG business class routers. I just got a reply from their tech support to my question of whether my routers are affected: "Zyxel devices do not use Bash shell script they use BusyBox so...
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    Bash my not be the default shell in Ubuntu, but...

    Bash my not be the default shell in Ubuntu, but it is available. It seems responsible for anyone who distributes any form of it to push or actively promote patches.
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    We sure are getting intimately involved with our...

    We sure are getting intimately involved with our computers. I could change one or two words in each of these and it would be good advice on sexual intercourse, too. :-)
  12. Cubicle rats do tend to have myopia. I'm sure it...

    Cubicle rats do tend to have myopia. I'm sure it means something within their little work group. They probably spent a ton of money (employee time = money) coming up with that name and I'm sure...
  13. Lotta problems. Sounds like it's not ready for...

    Lotta problems. Sounds like it's not ready for prime time yet...
  14. It appears that EMET protects Microsoft products...

    It appears that EMET protects Microsoft products only. Oh, and Acrobat. We still use Windows 7 Pro on all of our systems. But over the years we have switched to FireFox, Open Office, and PDF...
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    I can find various troubleshooters, but the path...

    I can find various troubleshooters, but the path Control Panel\System and Security\Find and fix problems does not exist on my system. None of the troubleshooters that I have found is useful.

    It...
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    Bluetooth is Auto and Started. The only device...

    Bluetooth is Auto and Started.

    The only device with an alert is that USB hub. It is a motherboard hub, not an external one. But I still don't think that should cause the whole Devices and...
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    Devices and Printers hanging

    I click Devices and Printers. It opens up the CP window and the green bar starts traveling across the top. And it just never stops, nor does it display the devices and printers that it finds. I've...
  18. Actually, most businesses are run by people who...

    Actually, most businesses are run by people who are in way over their heads. So they tend to follow the latest management fad. It's safer that way. I would expect to see some cloud-like data...
  19. You mean, like cars and refrigeration and...

    You mean, like cars and refrigeration and immunizations? It would seem that we are already there.

    I think the one sure thing in this world is that things will always keep changing. Always. And...
  20. I spent a lot of time in 2012 trying to find a...

    I spent a lot of time in 2012 trying to find a useable GAAP-compatible bookkeeping application and a bricks-and-mortar quality Point of Sale application for Linux and met with complete failure on...
  21. I don't think so. Remember the howling outrage...

    I don't think so. Remember the howling outrage over Windows 8? It's the simple "consumers" who want simpler technology. The diehards want more power. I just built my first computer since 1993...
  22. Bingo! The descent of computers into...

    Bingo!

    The descent of computers into consumerism and the complete and total focus of the industry on that sector appalls me. Even this article mentions the dire, grim future of Windows as "the...
  23. I guess we all have our bad days...

    I guess we all have our bad days...
  24. Windows 9? Already? Ack!!!

    Windows 9? Already? Ack!!!
  25. Ah, I hadn't thought of that. But Ubuntu has...

    Ah, I hadn't thought of that. But Ubuntu has announced its notepad version and it looks a lot slicker than Android. At least the stuff they show looks a lot better than the stuff on my phone.
    ...
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