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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2004, 03:46:43 PM »
I'm not talking about the automatic shut-down... it's more of a sudden reboot  :-\ Of course, it might have something to do with those back door programs I found in the system files  :o
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2004, 05:55:12 PM »
   Storm, what back-door programs or was that a joke?  Copycat thanks for your response and how is XP home holding up for you?  What are the specs. of your computers if you are willing to share?  I have 450 mhz PIII, 256 mb Sdram, Ati Radeon 9000 64 mb video card, 2 hard drives 7200 rpm's one is only 4 gigs while the slave drive is 30 gigs. and a Sound Blaster Audigy card.  What will kq9 require --- will I have to upgrade my system Yonkey since it is dated?  Thanks for all the comments.  It is greatly appreciated.   ;D
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2004, 08:06:10 PM »
The minimum requirements for KQ9 have not yet been established.  Your system sounds ok for me but we'll only know for certain when the testing starts.  ;D
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2004, 10:50:59 PM »
I've heard Longhorn is going to be an assholic security hellhole. ;P It will be so bad that anything considered remotely "illegal" (even if they are things you created yourself or programs you made) they will be deleted automatically and without a message popping up. :o

Sorry, but I'm not about to put myself through that.  >:(
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« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2004, 10:57:46 PM »
Macs do work well, I admit, but sadly I can't do much "under the hood" stuff while using a Mac. ;) I prefer to manipulate my machine as much as possible, and I can't "extend the La-Z-Boy" in Macs, so to speak. ;)
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« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2004, 05:53:28 AM »
Do you mean software or hardware? Mac OS X is based on BSD, at any time you can jump into a terminal and hack to your hearts content. Just a FYI.  

I know I’m a little bit of a Mac zealot, but I’m use Windows too and I’m really not out to convert the forum or nothing (ET broods over his evil plan :o )
 
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« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2004, 06:05:00 AM »
Linux is good ;B
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2004, 08:20:55 AM »
  Storm, what back-door programs or was that a joke?

No joke... I think it was called bmail backdoor or something. I Found it the last time I ran an anti-virus check, some months ago, and had to delete the file it was on :o
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2004, 11:36:36 AM »
Geez, Dew... I'm surprised you can even access the internet!

I have Zone Alarm for a firewall. Opera manages cookies (I only let in cookies I need for my forums and a couple other sign-in things.) I uninstalled IE and Outlook. Since Opera doesn't run Active X or automatically install browser thingys, I don't have to worry about spyware from that end, and I always check to see if any free programs I decide to try contain spyware before I install them. I manually keep a HOSTS file to block most ads. I have NOD32 as a virus scanner... I have real-time scanning, and I scan downloaded files before I open them. I never open any attached files I'm not expecting, anyway. I have Opera set to only display e-mail as plain text (because there just shouldn't be HTML in your e-mail anyway! :P )

And that's it. Doesn't take up much space or resources, and most of the time I just don't worry about it (except to keep stuff updated).

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« Reply #49 on: March 12, 2004, 12:01:40 PM »
Do you mean software or hardware? Mac OS X is based on BSD, at any time you can jump into a terminal and hack to your hearts content. Just a FYI.  

It's based on the Blue Screen of Death? :o Interesting... ;)

I *was* considering getting a Mac sometime, but only to add to my computer collection mostly. ;) If you find a fully functioning AppleIIe with everything included (monitor, floppy disk drive) for under $50 though, let me know. I have a few games I got from a friend that I really want to play again, and Apples are scarce. ;)
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« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2004, 12:37:03 PM »
He’s pulling my leg right? BSD = Berkley Software Distribution AKA UNIX http://www.bsd.org/

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« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2004, 12:47:32 PM »
Lol, yeah, I'm familiar with BSD I just didn't know what it stood for. ;) It's pretty cool that your friend got an Apple IIc signed by the Woz, though! :)

The AppleII games I really liked were on the old AppleII computers at my middle school from many years ago. I managed to get PC versions of a couple of the games, but most of them are AppleII only. And the middle school got rid of the Apples a long time ago, I would have been glad to have bought one from them had I known they were getting rid of them. ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2004, 03:35:31 PM »
Copycat thanks for your response and how is XP home holding up for you?  What are the specs. of your computers if you are willing to share?
Specs of the old pc: 233 Mhz Pentium II, 64 mb SDRam, Creative Banshee video card, one 4 GB hard drive (5400 rpm), Sound Blaster AWE64 Gold sound card.
Specs of the new pc: AMD Athlon64 3200 XP, Corsair (selected) 512 Mb DDR400, Sapphire Radeon 9800XT 256Mb, 2HD's of 111 GB (it says 120 in the specs but it's only 111 actually) 7200 rmp, 5.1 audio is on the MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R MB.
Quite a large difference don't you think?

Firewall is Zonealarm on the old pc, on the new it's another because in the new ZoneAlarm I can't find the option to trust an IP-address completely (my home server/ICS pc). McAfee AV is on the old, AVG is on the new. The realtime scanner is always active so if any mailicious content is accessed on my (old) pc it's detected and prohibited by the AV. Anyway, I don't get much of that. On the few occasions I get a virus (through e-mail), I can spot it from far away. I only try to copy it to my desktop to see if the AV stops it and what virus it is. Nothing is run automatically, or is installed automatically (I turn those options of intently). Ads don't really bother me, so I don't block them, I just don't click on them.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #53 on: March 12, 2004, 04:01:59 PM »
Geez, I don't have ANY of those things. Not even an anti-virus (the trial version expired :-[)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #54 on: March 12, 2004, 04:18:59 PM »
   Jeysie, it sounds like your pc is protected.  One piece of advice, I delete e-mail that I know is junk and I am careful about even opening e-mail because this can let a company or a spammer know that your e-mail account is an active one.  I occasionally receive the fake Microsoft e-mail with an attachment and I delete it before even opening it because I know it is virus or/and spyware laden.  Microsoft only sends me e-mails when I have contacted them, they let me know and their e-mail format is different from the fake e-mails.  I know you probably already know all this.  Forgive my ignorance of this fact.
   Copycat, thanks for sharing your pc specs.  Your new PC is impressive and AVG is a good choice; just make sure it is set to scan all files.
   Storm, you need to protect your PC or you will have problems.  Let's start with what version of Windows do you have?  (Hopefully it is 98SE because that is the system that I know a lot about and can help you the most with)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2004, 04:24:29 PM »
Dew: As long as you set your e-mail program to display only plain text, and not to ever load images or scripts, you're fine. As long as you don't run any suspicious attachments, you're fine there as well. Simply viewing a message without images or scripts loaded will do nothing. Of course, you never want to reply to a spam e-mail either, not even to "unsubscribe", but I'm quite sure you already knew that. :)

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2004, 04:34:40 PM »
Storm, you need to protect your PC or you will have problems.  Let's start with what version of Windows do you have?  (Hopefully it is 98SE because that is the system that I know a lot about and can help you the most with)
I haven't had any problems yet... none that I know of, anyway.
As I mentioned before, I use Win98. But the computer I'm using right now, which had the backdoor on it, was (surprisingly) Windows XP ::)
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« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2004, 04:47:16 PM »
No e-mail is 'read' until I specifically double-click or right-click and select 'read'. Anyway, AFAIK, OE4 doesn't send any read-confirmations. Also, if I receive a spam e-mail, I read it (but don't mark it as read) because I'm curious, but I never reply.
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« Reply #58 on: March 12, 2004, 05:25:44 PM »
I use Norton AntiVirus and it scans all e-mail before downloading it in Outlook.  When it detects a virus, it tries to clean, or it deletes the file and replaces it with a Norton AntiVirus Deleted1.txt.  As for Hotmail, all unknown contacts and junk goes to Junk Mail.  Pretty much all e-mails with non-picture attachments, I know who's sending me them because they tell me in advance.  If they're an unknown sender, I usually don't even look at the message body. :P
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« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2004, 05:30:39 PM »
I hardly get junk mail on hotmail since I started blocking the senders... But I did get one spoofed e-mail pretending to be from one of my lecturers :o I could tell it was fake right away - no lecturer of mine would ever send me an e-mail titled "Honey" :P
It's still kinda spooky :o
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