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Adobe Reader PDF DOCs.......problems entering them on an online form......

Started by HILARY JANE DUNK. Last reply by Brian Milne Jul 26. 15 Replies

Hello folks,I am not remotely 'tecchie' and I've hit a problem that I don't understand..Someone trying to be helpful has told my that one can only download PDF Reader docs....Sounds odd, but from…Continue

Raspberry Pi 2

Started by Krister Rosendahl. Last reply by Krister Rosendahl Jul 24. 11 Replies

Got myself one of these little marvels a couple of weeks ago. I bought a "Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit" from…Continue

Orange broadband with different router

Started by Peter Thompson. Last reply by Peter Lewis Jul 20. 5 Replies

Hi AllHas anyone any experience in configuring a different router to connect to Orange and adding a PAP2T device to get the VOIP telephone connection.  I am fed up with the Livebox 'dropping'…Continue

Tags: telephone, router, Livebox

Google Chrome the back button

Started by David GAY. Last reply by David GAY Jul 14. 5 Replies

I use Chrome as my browser of choice. In the past couple of weeks I've noticed that the back buton (the same one you hold down to view your history) has stopped working. Doing a bit of a search it…Continue


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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.



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



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



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.



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.



Comment by James Higginson on February 17, 2012 at 22:21

Hi Paul,

I've deleted some of your posts as we don't allow commercial self promotion on SFN. If I am mistaken and you have no commercial interest with the sites you provide links to then please contact me directly.

Kind regards


Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 17, 2012 at 21:49

Jaqueline, the AV from Microsoft has had reasonable positive reports from other SF members so you should be fine with that. If it is reporting a virus, then we can assume there is one. Can you ask the MSE to quarantine the virus or delete it?Can you post more details on exactly what the software is reporting.There is another good piece of Free anti virus software called AVG which I use, and it should be able to remove the virus is MSE won't, you can get it here.

AVG Free anti virus software

Testdisc (do you mean testdisk - it downloaded as a zip file?), then it will be where ever you unzipped the file to. Have a look in you home directory area for a folder testdisk-6.14. If it is not this , can you post a link to where you got this from.




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