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Back to a start screen near you, the STOP button !

Started by Steve YATES Apr 9. 0 Replies

Latest update to Windows 8.1 brings the stop button back to your start screen but it also now defaults to showing your desktop instead of the start screen.Continue

XP support Ends April 8th

Started by Glyn Pope. Last reply by Peter Scawen Apr 7. 125 Replies

I gather that windows XP support ends on April 8th. I don't like the upgrades, I want to keep my XP. Suggestions? What do I do?GlynContinue

new Mac mini

Started by neil whitehead. Last reply by Dorothy Ward Mar 23. 13 Replies

have bitten the bullet and purchased a new Mac Mini as my G4 is getting a bit long in the tooth-9 years old- and I can't access a lot of new stuff as it runs on IBM PC chips rather than Intel.Have to…Continue

HELP! Major computer damage.

Started by Sheila Walshe-Blackmore. Last reply by Carl Alban Mar 22. 24 Replies

Hello everyone.  I had a slight accident on Monday with my laptop (Acer Aspire 8350G, running W 7).  Well ok, we were celebrating St. Patrick's Day, and the glass of wine was put a little to close to…Continue

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Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on March 11, 2012 at 18:19

Firefox 11 stable has just been released for beta testers, so make sure you update your browser when you get the chance, as this will contain all the latest bug fixes and improvements over Firefox 11 beta.

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on March 11, 2012 at 12:07

If you are adventurous when it comes to your IT, or you just like playing with the latest joys, there is a new release of Ubuntu Linux for us to play with. It is still in beta form, and should be treated with care and not put on your main computer. You can however use it in a virtual machine or a old machine you use for testing.

I have upgraded, and this post is coming from that machine, and it seems pretty stable for a beta.

Anyway , if you like to test things, and don't mind the odd issue, then grab a copy from here.

Ubuntu 12.04 beta 1

Regards

Nick

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on March 7, 2012 at 12:41

Hello David, you are more than welcome. As you can see from the delay in my response I have a very busy professional job, so I'm not always able to get to questions as quickly as I would like. We don't allow company advertising on the forum, but I have no problem with the odd mention of external sites if they are of benefit to everyone on SFN.

What skills do you specialize in? Do you use multiple OSes like OSX, Unix/BSD, Linux and Windows? Do you do much with home/soho networking technologies?

They will all be very helpful.

Regards

Nick

Comment by David Hodge on March 3, 2012 at 21:28

Hello Nick.  I have just joined SFN as I am tired of some of the other forum opportunities.  I am an IT Professional and have a business in France providing PC hardware and software support to mainly the English-speaking population in my area.  On the other forum, everytime I responded to somebody's problem, I was advertising!  A friend recommended I join SFN so here I am.  I can see below you have a huge depth of knowledge yourself.  However, perhaps I can help you also in this group.  If I can help people with their PC problems then I am happy to do so.  Clearly this works both ways in that I see, for example, Teresa below who is a Word guru.  I am sure there will be times I will ask her "how do I ...?" as I can fix the boxes - making Word sing is a different proposition!  All the best, David

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on March 1, 2012 at 15:20

Here are five great open source tools that you can use on Windows as well as Linux or Mac OSX. It just shows the flexibility of the modern open source community.

5 Great Open source Tools

Regards

Nick

Comment by Teresa Crawford on February 29, 2012 at 10:56

Thanks Nick. Being an avid geek on the pc, I do enjoy surfing the www, helping people with Word problems, enjoy typing too!! I fancy doing a job in this trade so if anyone needs help with anything, just let me know!

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 29, 2012 at 10:33

Welcome Teresa to the group

Regards

Nick

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 21, 2012 at 0:21

lol Jo, that is good news that you are enjoying it. All the time spent learning the new system is worth it, and once it all fits into place, you'll wonder why you never started sooner.

Lets us know if you need any help.

Cheers

Nick

Comment by Jo Blick on February 19, 2012 at 12:45

I just want to say thanks for the advice about using ubuntu. I will probably never want to see sunlight again but am really loving this new land of geek!

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 18, 2012 at 12:52

That's good news Jacqueline. With testdisk you are best to extract the zip file into a directory in your home directory, rather than the desktop, it will make it easier to find.

Cheers

Nick

 
 
 

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