RE: O/T: Software

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On 12/06/2013 03:12 PM, Leon wrote:

No, it's for those who don't mind trying out something different - kind of like sketchup ;-)
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On 12/06/2013 03:12 PM, Leon wrote:

I do keep an old XP box on the network for a couple of Windows apps - tax software and sketchup. Since the XP box is headless, I access it via VNC.
Everything else I need has choices of alternative apps for linux or on my Android tablet.
No more rebooting every few days, no strange freezes, no more having to buy new hardware (including software) at every major OS release, ...
I build my systems from barebones hardware so as to avoid the built-in price of Windows and to get exactly the hardware I want.
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On 12/6/2013 8:29 AM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Really, why not? You can easily use either a mac or linux. there's very little these days that isn't browser based or java based. So many apps run on all platforms.
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wrote:

Support, apps. You know, the things that really matter. Only the ultra-religious care about what goes on underneath.

Sure I can. So what?

Evidently your whole life is spent on the Web. Whatever floats your boat but I have work to do, too.
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On 12/6/2013 7:25 PM, snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote:

Actually my life is spent supporting extremely large systems whether they be Linux, solaris, hpux, aix, etc.. I support terabytes of data .. I don't care which O/S it is, as long as it is not MS. I don't appreciate the problems I encounter when I tried having large systems run on MS.
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wrote:

"as long as it's not MS". That says it all. If you're in support, who are you to tell the users what they must use. That's as bad as "support" people telling engineers that they can't use Linux.

Well, people telling me that I said something I didn't does tend to rub me the wrong way. I said *nothing* about the usability of any OS until the religious crowd started their proselytizing. Then the only thing I said that Linux *ISN'T* supported well enough and "it's the apps".

Maybe, but Sunday isn't for two days. Expect the religious nuts to keep it up until at least then. They *CANNOT* do anything else but proselytize.
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On 12/5/2013 8:33 PM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

I use the main search page on Google for my opening page in Firefox. I use Google as my main search engine. So when I open Firefox, it is ready for a search.
I export my wife's book marks and she use that for her home page.
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I have found that overloaded sent box, delete box, in box, and other storage area's have created issues for me. When I dump everything, it works fine. just me. john
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Looking for some guidance.
Running FireFox on XP.
Can minimize FireFox with no problem.
When I restore from the minimize position after some period of time, usually an hour or so, get a complaint that FireFox is not responding.
This requires that I close out FireFox, then reload and things are hunky-dory.
Any ideas where to start to solve this problem?
Lew
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Especially getting rid of messages that you have read.... john
"Lew Hodgett" wrote in message
Looking for some guidance.
Running FireFox on XP.
Can minimize FireFox with no problem.
When I restore from the minimize position after some period of time, usually an hour or so, get a complaint that FireFox is not responding.
This requires that I close out FireFox, then reload and things are hunky-dory.
Any ideas where to start to solve this problem?
Lew
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What does Task Manager show is running that might be conflicting? Does the 'not responding' go away if you close (X) the message and just wait a minute to try again? I can do the same if I open 3 different windows with about 20 tabs open on each with sites like amazon. It starts when about 3.5 G of virtual memory is used. A tad more info is required - like does it always do it or only sometimes, what else is running, did it just start, and what have you changed/added? Presuming that during that hour or so it's going into some sort of sleep state, what if you open to a blank page and walk off after just rebooting (nothing else having been run)? -J

Looking for some guidance.
Running FireFox on XP.
Can minimize FireFox with no problem.
When I restore from the minimize position after some period of time, usually an hour or so, get a complaint that FireFox is not responding.
This requires that I close out FireFox, then reload and things are hunky-dory.
Any ideas where to start to solve this problem?
Lew
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How about "blank"? Switched to that a few years ago after spending too much time on msn. It doesn't get much less distracting and take up fewer resources than a white screen.
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Joe <Joe@Joe'sPlace.com wrote:

My problem isn't the articles so much--it's the 300+ comments people write following the articles! The main problem with "blank" is it provides no hint of the status of your network connection. Whatever else we do, at least we are trying to claim the rights to our time.
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I have my home page set to my webpage. It not only lets me know if my network connection is up, but also if my webpage is up. (The icon in the notification area does a fine job of showing network status as well.)
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On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:03:29 -0500, Bill wrote:

Don't know about Apples, but both Linux and Windows (at least XT) show a small network status icon at the bottom right of the screen - position may be different if you've set your system up differently.
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??? Right idea - wrong tool? <CTRL><ALT><DEL>, Networking tab. If that's not enough, View, Select Columns. More info than you can use, usually. If THAT's not enough, Wireshark. -J

Joe <Joe@Joe'sPlace.com wrote:

My problem isn't the articles so much--it's the 300+ comments people write following the articles! The main problem with "blank" is it provides no hint of the status of your network connection.
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