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General Software Discussion / Re: Counterspy any good?
« on: September 13, 2005, 05:39 PM »
my experiences with counterspy (and ms antispyware) have been very positive to the point where it has been the only program able to completely remove some spyware from a pc; adaware and spybot S&D failing miserably.
I tend to install it soon after os installation and I've not been plagued with huge numbers of 'errors'. It's a bit 'fat' but I'd call it the best of the bunch by a long margin.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Interfaces we love
« on: September 05, 2005, 10:13 AM »
V - The File Viewer should be on that OFM list http://www.fileviewer.com.
If being indispensable has anything to do with loving the interface. I can't say there's ever likely to be an app that I use regularly that I consider ugly.
So if it doesn't fit whatever I conisder to be the best app in the world; and if it doesn't look okay, I'm not going to use it. Heh! how unfair is that? :) I like function over form ANY time.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Worst. Interface. Ever.
« on: September 04, 2005, 07:19 AM »
Most skinned interfaces that cannot be switched off I can't abide. Media players that try to emulate the machine I dislike too. Microsoft's media player being an outstanding example. The compact skin is the closest to usable.
In fact I dislike eye candy of any sort. I hope the candyfied Windows Vista gui can be switched off.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Managing Favourites
« on: August 31, 2005, 05:00 PM »
furl's privacy policy is about as loose as any spyware app.

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General Software Discussion / Re: HMonitor ... a warning ...
« on: August 30, 2005, 05:16 PM »
You've named them. mbm is no longer being developed but speedfan is excellent, (donationware).

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General Software Discussion / Re: Managing Favourites
« on: August 30, 2005, 04:01 PM »
I was spoilt by powermarks when it was still being developed. I couldn't get my head around bookmark buddy either. Perhaps there's an application void waiting for development there.
Good luck with trying to like it!

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General Software Discussion / Re: HMonitor ... a warning ...
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:37 PM »
I bought v4.1 in january 2004. I'm not entitled to the current 4.2 or an upgrade pricing
quote:

We have received your registration request for Hmonitor.
We need to note that new registration accepted for 4.2 releases only.
All revisions below 4.1 are obsoleteĀ  and not supported anymore.

The developer's a renowned twunt.

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Don't know if this might help but dbpoweramp will convert .aa files to whatever you want, then you could squeeze several cd's worth onto a single (providing your player will play them).
http://www.dbpoweramp.com/dmc.htm
dbpoweramp is a class leading application in it's own right anyway.

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I would say winrar uses the minimal amount of hooks into explorer's API to enable navigation, honoring file associations, etc, but that's about it. So browser; yes but file explorer; no.

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I've never seen anything for what you want BUT I would consider using CDRW, copying the iso to hdd and using an iso editor to work on that.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite ZIP/RAR application?
« on: August 19, 2005, 05:18 PM »
Just tried to zip 70000+ 2-3kb text files with powerarchiver and got nowhere even on the mildest compression settings.
Dl'd winzip and after taking a breath, it jumped straight in and was done in no time.
I have to do a lot of this sort of thing and PA professes do be able to do 100,000s but can't, try a few thou' MAX.

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I have regex buddy but find it difficult to use for perl regex, inasmuch that it's always quicker to google for answers (so far).
Could be me but if it's going to make regex easier then it has to be simple to use.

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General Software Discussion / Re: startup/tasks manager?
« on: August 18, 2005, 04:49 PM »
I use admuncher so maybe that was it. Anyway, my 12 month subscription of no access is long over but thanks for the offer.

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Living Room / Re: Shoe Bomber
« on: August 18, 2005, 03:48 PM »
you removed the 'send this to at least 10 people not including myself and you'll receive a miracle today'bit.

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General Software Discussion / Re: startup/tasks manager?
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:36 PM »
But all these pcmag utilities were developed by someone else and they are the ones that should benefit from the subscription payment. Startup cop was initially developed by AnalogX.
I failed to mention that I bought the subscription, downloaded startup cop and was never able to login again ever. I tried to get some support but that was about as easy as looking at my own asshole without a mirror. So I gave up, they did want to know if I wanted to renew so I said 'kiss it cos I can't!'

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General Software Discussion / Re: Favorite ZIP/RAR application?
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:29 PM »
I have registered versions of winrar and powerarchiver. Powerarchiver is IMO a crock with little depth, good for a couple of files here and there and for supporting many algorithms but not for heavy duty work.
The best zip utility for me is command line: info-zip's zip and unzip http://www.info-zip....pub/infozip/Zip.html which I use with my fav windows file manager http://www.fileviewer.com/ for zipping using a custom menu item. View and unzip being built in (for rar too).

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Living Room / Re: Shoe Bomber
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:03 PM »
politico bullshit

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General Software Discussion / Re: startup/tasks manager?
« on: August 16, 2005, 05:02 PM »
pcmag can shove their download subscription right up their khyber pass.
Actually I do have the old startup cop from pcmag. It's okay but I doubt the database was ever updated. The new version has been roundly slated as junk though I have no personal experience.
As for sysinternals... well I mentioned them at the startĀ  ::)

I'm inclined to think there aren't any gems out there and we've actually already covered anything worth contemplating apart from some suites which have these sort of utilities... jv16, ace utils...

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General Software Discussion / Re: startup/tasks manager?
« on: August 15, 2005, 06:46 PM »
winpatrol looks very interesting. I've heard good things about it as a spyware detector but it does have access to an online database and is reasonably priced.
I shall investigate further, good luck with lateral thinking!

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General Software Discussion / Re: startup/tasks manager?
« on: August 15, 2005, 05:27 PM »
thanks, I'll look into it.

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General Software Discussion / startup/tasks manager?
« on: August 13, 2005, 07:32 PM »
I've been thinking of wintasks pro http://www.liutiliti...roducts/wintaskspro/ but I'm wondering if anyone has any positive experiences with this or similar software?
I'm looking for a program that will give me useful information about what startups I have and be able to disable/re-enable them. Also what processes are currently running and what they do.
Wintasks pro is okay and provides a useful database which describes what processes you have running but it's startup manager is poor and provides no such info.
Something like sysinternals process manager and autoruns http://www.sysintern...hreadsUtilities.html with a database would be perfect.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Liberated Games..
« on: August 13, 2005, 07:09 PM »
underdogs has been my favorite for old games:
http://www.the-underdogs.org/

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Living Room / Re: Deluxe/Pro versions: Good or Bad?
« on: August 13, 2005, 06:49 PM »
Although my thoughts were a little bit 'tongue in cheek' I would like to add that I feel there are a lot of software companies that are not the least bit interested in providing fair value for money.
Although off-topic I would also say that the companies that are moving towards subscription based pricing models are on the top of my shit-list too.

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Living Room / Re: Deluxe/Pro versions: Good or Bad?
« on: August 13, 2005, 09:08 AM »
I'll bite!

The idea that lite/basic/pro versions are released as some form of benevolence I consider absurd.
Surely it's all market driven and based on what the target buyer can afford.
The seller knowing full well that given the choice, most want the 'pro' version (often offered overpriced). Rather than lose the sale, here's a 'basic' version which leaves out something that is useful to everyone, but is significantly cheaper:

The lite version being free, with all the useful features disabled.
The basic version being a fair price for the pro version.
The Pro version being overpriced.

(I have this battle with the price of wsw btw, though I would not apply this to fookes software notetab range).

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Try as I might (not enough obviously), I cannot get used to the new keyboard layout with just two columns above the arrow keys. It just messes me up every time. It doesn't help having old style at work and narrow style at home. I've actually ditched the expensive 'narrow' and I'm using a saitek eclipse http://www.saitekusa...sa/prod/eclipse2.htm which has a very good feel.
My all time favorite was probably a Gateway 2000 keyboard that was programmable and had f-keys down the left side too.

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