Edvard I'm glad you answered me here, and 40hz too, b/c I never knew any of this stuff. Thank you once again everyone.
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A 'Live' Linux disk will do no harm at all, as long as you don't do anything that exposes personal info (like check your email through a browser interface) or mount any of the hard disks on the computer. Once you take the CD out of the computer, it's all gone without a trace, so should be perfectly safe.Thank you very much.
As far as Linux (or most other Unix-like "alternative" OSs besides Apple's), experience has shown them generally safer than other OSs, as far as viruses go (and I won't go into the myriad reasons and arguments behind that claim, thankyouverymuch); browser-based attacks attempting to scrape personal info from cookies and cache are far more common for the average user. I've been using Linux for 12 years now, and have had exactly 0 viruses.
'Operator error' has tanked more of my systems than malware and virii ever could.-Edvard (May 21, 2014, 12:40 AM)
Classic Theme Restorer got me back on track!Same here. Tnx 1000x, w/o your post I would not have known how to undo some Firefox 29 programmer's delusion that I wanted my Firefox UI rearranged.
Yes - I must have my Cat
(see attachment in previous post)-CleverCat (May 06, 2014, 05:11 AM)
^ kudos! So what is this; people can't talk exclusively to themselves out loud?Actually when trapped in places with the wrong level of ambient bustle, getting someone on a cell phone right next to you is really annoying! I've thought about just pulling out my phone and making up a random fake call just to compete in noise-space!-TaoPhoenix (March 31, 2014, 07:58 PM)
You mean like this?-Deozaan (March 31, 2014, 08:29 PM)
Yep! Though with the handset phone as an extra prop. But yeah.-TaoPhoenix (April 01, 2014, 03:53 AM)
the day has arrived! support for the persistent WinXP has officially ended. anyone here going to defy microsoft and keep using winxp?My WinXP works just fine; but I only use it for programs that won't work on my newer Win7; I keep them on separate HDs, and when one is plugged in, the other is not.
• http://www.microsoft...n-us/xp/default.aspx-lanux128 (April 08, 2014, 12:18 AM)
Time to catch up on all those serious, artsy, and weirdo cult movies you meant to rent and watch someday.Hulu won't allow downloads outside the US, and it won't allow downloads via proxy either, so what would you suggest, please?
This weekend only Hulu is providing free access to its entire Criterion Collection list.
Bergman films, Samauri classics, art house, vintage horror, sci-fi...there's something there for every taste.
And unfortunately, it's geo-restricted to US viewers although there are faitly easy ways of getting around that which have been discussed previously in other DoCo threads.-40hz (February 17, 2013, 07:58 AM)
Thank you. I always get confused over which source is clean or not, so I'm creating a Desktop text file as a sort of 'sticky note' so I can keep track of them until I get them properly memorized. Yes, I find it amazing that Google allows the 'scum' to consistently 'float' to the top of the results like that.Who else should I add?-bit (April 04, 2014, 05:25 PM)
Brothersoft (unless they've changed their ways since I last checked).And what's that one that shows a Sergeant icon?-bit (April 04, 2014, 05:25 PM)
MajorGeeks was clean last I knew.-skwire (April 04, 2014, 05:45 PM)