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enlightened website user
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OLPC

One laptop per child -- I so want two of these. That's right, two -- they're mesh networked; they automatically 'hook up'. su-weet.

(And I'm not sure whether one needs to be *actually* hooked up to the intertubes in order for the rest of 'em to get on the 'tubes')

But next month, for $400, you get one and give one.

But, probably not good for photo-editing and all -- too small.

There're so many inexpensive PCs out there, though -- heck, get an iPhone and do everything off of that! My son just built his (pretty much over-the-top gaming rig), but a basic model can be had for ~$500 these days - laptops, a bit more.


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yeah,

i'm seeing desktop PC's for under £250. but i probably should shell out the extra £60-80 since i'll probably be flying home eventually and taking a labtop is way easier.


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Does anyone else here use Eudora?

I'm transferring all my stuff from my ancient pc to this 'ere new laptop, and I'm having real difficulty in transferring all my emails.

I managed it last time, but this time I can't seem to find the right place to drop the Eudora files into.

The new laptop is on Vista with Office added.


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In Vista, the data files (mailboxes, etc) probably go in C:\Users\[username]\Appdata\roaming\qualcomm\eudora.


If that's not it, do a search on in.mbx and see where it's located.


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Thanks, Royko.

There's no appdata in that pathway, though, and when I just tried searching for in.mbx in the computer, none was found, even though I have eudora running!


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Royko, I love you. After a lot more digging around (stuff is in there that is NOT NAMED OR ON MENUS), I've found it.

I have yet to fix it, but in the meantime:

mwah mwah mwah mwah

Seriously.


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*runs in, shrieking*

It's working! It's working!

More mwahs!


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Royko is teh awesome! He salvaged my broadband internet connection twice, when even the stoopid cable guy couldn't (or wouldn't) fix it.


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ah, eudora. those were the days ...

now its outlook for work,
thunderbird for my original e.dress,
and two browser clients.

it's a maelstrom out there!


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I'm very fond of eudora, and wouldn't touch outlook express if you paid me. (Unless you paid me a lot.)

....and since I'm in this thread anyway,

MWAH, Royko, again!


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I have just got rid of my old computer, this afternoon, a mere month after I got my new one. It is wonderful.

Since almost all the essential data on my computer is in the form of emails, and since those were the ones I did not know how to move, my current happy state of affairs is due to Royko.

That is all!

*starts cargo cult*


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Not quite the right thread, I think, but never mind.

Does anyone know how to post photos from a flikr account to a thread, so that people aren't able to click on the photo and open your flikr account?


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If you right click and go to 'Properties' and use the link in the little window it just gives the picture on a blank page, does that work for you?

Otherwise, I can bung it on mine, I don't mind people browsing mine.


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Thanks! I seem to have solved the problem by selecting option 2 - which is specifically says i oughtn't to, but never mind.


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I've got a question about buying a computer in Chili. I live in the US, but my inlaws are stuck in Chili for the next month (father in law got sick while traveling and is in the hospital and unable to travel). They are going batty without a computer to use, and they are thinking of buying one there in Chili. What problems do you think they will have if they do that? It would be a Dell. I'm assuming Windows based. So my questions are these:

1. When they set it up will they have the option of doing everything in English? Or will it automatically default to spanish? Is there a different version of windows for spanish, or is it all in the same package?

2. Will they have problems using said computer when they bring it back here to the US?

3. What other potential problems will there be with buying a computer down there?

Any and all suggestions/advice would be very much appreciated.


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Dell charges more in South America, at least they used too. Also the warranty will be hell to transfer. (It is possible IF you have the patience. I worked for Dell and I wouldn't even bother to try) But it all works exactly the same, just flick the switch on the power supply from 220 to 110 volts.


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I need recommendations on a new virus scan. I'm currently using the free version of AVG Anti-virus, but it doesn't like my external hard drive and my partition on my HDD. I haven't done a complete scan in month, and just last night it found a trojan, but because it doesn't finish the scan, I don't think it did anything with it.

I'm looking for solid, bloat-free, and inexpensive (in the $25 range, doesn't have to be free, but would be nice). I'd even pay to upgrade to AVG Pro if I knew it'd handle the partition/external drive. Thoughts?

Second, I'm not finding much of any info on the trojan that AVG found last night - Generic_c.IKY. One place with a thread on it said it could be a false positive, but to keep it in the vault before deleting it. Since AVG stalls on me, I'm not sure it's even IN a vault. Any thoughts?


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Did you see this forum JeePz?

Sounds like someone bugged a Java update. I'd delete it.

I'm using Trend Micro's Internet Security antivirus and avast!'s free AV software, which is updated much more often than TM.
 
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Yep, saw that forum. Thing is, because AVG doesn't like my partition (that or the external HD) it won't complete the scan and won't remove the file once it's found it. Hence looking for a new anti-virus.

I'll give avast a looksee.


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