Microsoft Vista feature presentation with the video replaced by a OSX desktop
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Another good point Carol. I would be in support of adding an ADDITIONAL stream in ogg, but moving it strictly to ogg would alienate alot of users who might not know about ogg, or might not want to use ogg. MP3 is the mainstream format, and is supported by every player, proprietary or not, and it works well.-Josh (July 12, 2006, 08:14 AM)
proprietary? How so?-Josh (July 12, 2006, 07:42 AM)
Thomson Consumer Electronics controls licensing of the MPEG-1/2 Layer 3 patents in countries that recognize software patents, including the United States and Japan, but not EU countries. Thomson has been actively enforcing these patents. Thomson has been granted software patents in EU countries and by the European Patent Office , but it is unclear whether or not they would be enforced by courts there. See Software patents under the European Patent Convention.
For current information about Thomson's patent portfolio and licensing terms and fees see their website mp3licensing.com.
Ogg would require users to install a 3rd party codec when you can play mp3's out of the box in just about any media player on the market-Josh (July 12, 2006, 07:42 AM)
always reloading the "recent posts" page of DC-jgpaiva (July 12, 2006, 03:33 AM)
I can be more productive with Office 2007, so I'll buy that. But I'll wait until I upgrade to my next computer to get Vista. XP is so well-tweaked and documented that it's quite stable for me.-zridling (July 12, 2006, 05:16 AM)
End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me
Effective July 11, 2006, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me (and their related components) will transition to a non-supported status. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any incident support options or security updates. Microsoft is not offering a custom support agreement for these products.
i've actually been looking into wireless headphones myself, so perfect timing.Yeah I'll get into the technical stuff soon. Doing product reviews - always my favorite.-mouser (July 12, 2006, 04:17 AM)
your blog looks absolutely beautiful by the way - i'm bookmarking it and can't wait to read more.Thanks! I'd love to see if the blog hosting idea works.
Announcing the DonationCoder.com Best Of Blog:
An Exciting New Feature at DonationCoder.com
I had the idea for this feature almost a year ago, but only just recently bit the bullet and implemented it.
It's basically a blog-like view into the "best" posts on the forum at any given time.
In some sense, it turns the forum into a kind of digg-like cauldron, where the most notable posts can be recognized and promoted to the Best Of Blog page and presented for more casual viewing, in a form similar to lifehacker. Clicking on an entry brings you into the forum discussion of that post where the reader can join in on the discussion.
Note: This new page is not for hardcore DonationCoder.com forum readers. There will be nothing on this page that isn't already on the forum. It's main purpose is providing a less overwhelming, more accessible view of just a few items on the forum each day. It should provide a gentler way of casual visitors to get introduced to our site.
So, if you have a friend who would be too overwhelmed to jump right into the donationcoder.com forums, send them over to http://blog.donationcoder.com - it's the perfect introduction.-mouser (July 11, 2006, 10:35 AM)
Allow me to ask something, how many of you have paid for the current version of office you are running? I know a lot of people say they wont upgrade because the price is too high, but I am just curious how many have paid for their CURRENT version?-Josh (June 30, 2006, 02:42 PM)
Buzz Out Loud (affectionately abbreviated "BOL" by fans and known by their tagline as "the podcast of indeterminate length" or "CNET's podcast of indeterminate length") is a daily podcast produced by CNET. The show stars CNET editors Tom Merritt, "the segue king" and Molly Wood, "queen of the rant." It is produced by Veronica Belmont, who is now a regular contributor to the podcast. In its public debut on April 29, 2005, the show promised to deliver 5-or-so minutes of Tom & Molly's take on tech news every second day, but has evolved into 30 minutes of tech-related banter and commentary on a daily basis.
I use symantec antivirus corporate edition, and while it is (imho) a great anti-virus, its liveupdate definitions are only posted every few days. I do know that symantec posts daily updates (manually downloadable executables). What I would like is an app that will load
and scan for the executable link, download the file, run it, and delete the file, all automatically. Is this possible? Sounds like a perfect AHK script Perhaps even have an option to configure how often (since symantec posts multiple updates per day).-Josh (May 22, 2006, 04:54 AM)
http://www.stumbler....me/readme_0_4_0.html-mouser (June 27, 2006, 12:02 PM)
What do you think if we offer site members (charter/honorary/supporting) a FREE blogging service (or space) upon request? Could be "DC-ized" Wordpress or Blogware or whatever open source. The URLs to respective blogs might be given out as http://username.dcmembers.com.
1. A very attractive additional offer for charter/honorary/supporting members and, of course, potential supporting members, at a relatively low additional cost.
2. It further promotes DC's reputation and popularity. People know that the way that DC operates, its founding ideas and philosophy, and the service quality of the site is awesome, the site is "doomed" to be non-commercial, community-based, and first-class. Few of our members would doubt that and they probably would take our free blogging offer at once, and by the same token, they might treat it as their perfect home for blogging - it's unique, it brings visitors from time to time (DC's a community, first of all, and again you can publicize your blog with your posts, and people will visit it), and it's pride for people to consider themselves as a supporting member and an actual part of this site/community.
3. Blogs attract friends and visitors, and thus more supportive members.
4. It allows people (especially site members) to know much more about each other, and currently DC doesn't provide any stuff like this. And that's not good... Blogging bring a person's real life closer to other people, and there's no way a forum will ever achieve.
5. Members exchange their minds on the forum, they become interested in each other, willing to know more about others' life and stuff, and they probably will frequent other members' blogs and comment. You know, if there're more than 5 people who frequent your blog, there's a great chance that you would keep the blog up-to-date. The more active is a member on the forum, the more exposure of his blog will get, and let's say more visitors/friends and comments, which again... you know... it's a healthy positive spiral.
It's not at all hard to find a good blog hosting service today, however I believe that DC's blog hosting will still make a big difference because of DC's popularity is actually based on voluntarily supportive members, not like these blog hosting conglomerates like Blogspot, MSN, etc., where people often think themselves as just free riders (well, in most cases, I believe).
Personally I've blogged on MSN spaces, Blogspot, Wordpress and Live Journal and never did I feel any pride just being a user of such services, and often I regarded myself as a pure free rider who was willing to make do with a "free but basic version". Perhaps no one would say that he was so smart and classy that he decided to use MSN Spaces or put a label on his blog - "Proudly powered by MSN guys". However if someone maintains a DC blog like http://jesse.dcmembers.com, for software lovers/connoisseurs/donationware advocators, it just makes a huge difference - than "http://jesse.spaces.msn.com" or "http://jesse.MySpace.com"
Never heard of Safe Mode + Administator + Password Cancellation,i'll try.
It's also throwing me kernal errors now,anyone no where i can get win98 patches ?
The mother (also computer illiterate) has locked herself out of her XP home Pc,and no she doesn't have the restoration disc (not for the win98 either) ,i hope this isn't breaking forum rules,if so delete, i'll understand,but is there a way to get in there,she needs her Quicken files
Name: Jens *****
Email Address (Optional): Jfirstname.lastname@example.org
Did you find Mobysaurus useful? 7. Other
Where did you get information about Mobysaurus? 2. Search engine
We really appreciate your comments (any length):
Ok, here's the initial feedback I promised an hour ago. Essentially, this is a Jekyll and Hyde program: content scores 10/10, but interface (and everything associated with it) scores little more than 1/10. In short, it's quite terrible!
In more detail:
* The whole interface is clunky and far from intuitive; things could easily be streamlined with just one input field, radio buttons for the various search and result display options, and perhaps a redesigned sidebar. Buttons should be intelligent; allowing multiple buttons to be selected when appropriate, or cancelling conflicting buttons when not. WordWeb has a very simple, quick to use and well thought out interface that you might have a look at (Moby in WordWeb's skin would be perfect)
* more options for display appearance (header colours and fonts), and please ensure that using a black or very dark background works all screens (eg the shortcuts screen that opens as default; on my system, the text, being black and not changeable, is invisible)
* enable use of postscript OpenType (OTF) fonts. The program appears to use a very old (Win95 era?) font dialogue. WinXP can natively use PostScript and OTF fonts, and even Win95/98 aren't difficult, just needing Adobe Type Manager running...
* first entry (ie title of entry) could be in bold; as such wouldn't need to be indented.
* different downloads for different screen sizes seems unnecessary (and cumbersome, if someone use both a large desktop monitor and a laptop, for example); it shouldn't be difficult to let users choose their own screen size. For that matter, although I have a large screen (and so downloaded the larger version), had I have know that the display would be near full-screen and not reduceable, I'd have chosen the smeller version instead. I'd much prefer having Moby in a little window, perhaps beside my wordprocessor window, than have to pull it up every time.
* searching in "any occurence" brings up more entries than for one screen. The message about pressing F6 to go to next page only displays if the mouse is outside the results window. So, with the sidebar hidden, took me a few instants to realize what was happening. Also, the sidebar only displays headings for that result page, not for the whole search, which would be far more useful.
There are many more points I could make. In short, the entire interface needs to be rethought, with an eye both for usefulness and useability. Also, the .net Framework thing doesn't appear to have much to do with next generation. 200MB on the disk is excessive (an vast understatement) for a word-based application. A plain text version (with basic formatting, saved as RTF) of Roget's entire II thesaurus, for example, only takes up 1.6MB, and when compressed as a ZIP is a mere 600Kb. Much as I would like to believe that Moby is a great resource, I can't believe it contains so much more information to warrant 200MB (roughly one half of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's entire text)!
Anyway, I'm sure I'll get used to Moby - it does contain a lot of information, but please do something about optimizing it!
Just bumpin the thread to keep Mobysaurus on his toes and anticipating the next release.I really
like this app and hope you continue it's developement.-tinyvillager (April 06, 2006, 02:44 AM)
1) When I try to edit the html for any of the template, nothing happens -- does this require a specific editor be installed?
2) System wide keyboard shortcuts to launch mobys., or Handy Moby, directly from the tray would be great. I really appreciate all the keyboard shortcuts within the program, now if I could just get into the program without having to reach for the mouse. (Mouser ate my mouse.)
3) With all the different features/functions, mobysaurus would work really, really well as an MDI -- composer open here, thesaurus there. I understand that would be a huge job to implement, just an idea for the 10 year plan cheesy
anderson, if you're interested i can post a little tutorial about how i build all the donationcoder.com installers so that they are both zip compatible for manual extraction or runnable directly as setup programs. to me its the best of both worlds.-mouser (February 10, 2006, 08:29 AM)
i tried my friend computer 1024 works on his computer. i also tried same computer on my computer but it doesnt start anyway-ilker1000 (February 10, 2006, 07:29 AM)