Chris

Chris

Lives in Netherlands Near Amsterdam, Netherlands
Works as a IT developer
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Joined on Jan 8, 2001

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  • In general, most of the mass surveillance is ineffective and mostly is based on exploitation of known weaknesses (like using 12345 as a password). It isn't terribly effective and it costs a lot of ...
  • The tough thing is that some things work flawlessly, whereas others create a big mess. I have also installed the free suite and I was admiring it's fast and good processing of some of the ppt's ...
  • That is the same for Word files also, most of the problems are with numbering, image layouts and stuff. But LibreOffice Writer is very solid. For complex formatting I prefer Writer. Its use of ...
  • A nice overview is found here: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-microsoft-office-alternatives/ I personally use LibreOffice, but compatibility tends to be patchy. The doc and docx ...
  • Sounds either a defective keyboard (test with wired version), RF interference (move setup to a different location), or a resource hog. There are options that might not be detected by scanners, ...
  • Although in this case it is not the bunch of open source causing the problem, it's that closed source NVidia stuff. The advice to force the installer into VGA mode is the right approach. Once ...
  • There is the option of using a Linux distro on a usb stick and taking a good look at the logs detailing the boot. It won't clear the harddisk, but might report other issues. The disk is easy to ...
  • There's info on the dmp file and how to deal with it here: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/315263#method4 Just a thought, and perhaps it's wrong, but since there's one mention of XP working and ...
  • Not a lot to go on here. Is there any similarity in events before the reboot occurs (like fan noise going up, certain amount of time passing, using a particular device?) Does it occur when you go ...
  • Sounds like your MFT is corrupt, I've had this a couple of times and usually is caused by hard drive failures (in increasing numbers). First you need to secure a second HDD and then copy the ...
  • It is an interesting article, but it he is running protection software, the standard MS stuff. And he applies common sense and a bit of healthy distrust of links that.... So yes, on Windows I run ...
  • Fill it with disks and use it. Basically anything such as backup's, photos, film, CD's and DVD's can be stored there. All my CD's and DVD's are collecting dust because I can point my mediaplayer ...
  • I have a licensed Vuescan, had it for a couple of years. Originally got it to drive my slidescanner, that came with nasty software. I have used it on Windows and Linux and now on Linux use it to ...
  • Lenovo makes decent laptops, keyboards better than most. My fav. thing is that parts for even older Lenovo's are easy to get, makeing expansion later, or repair quite easy. But the brand itself ...
  • Replied in Intranet
    If you want to prevent a machine from getting out to the internet, simply fix the IP configuration. Let's say you have a access point that is your internet router. It will have a number on the ...
  • Conversely, try to run a linux program on windows. :) If you don't like the scripts, try something like PlayOnLinux.
  • QNAP has several offerings that meet your requirements, but not sure if you could manage the budget constraint. I have a QNAP, a 412 if I remember, it works well. HDD's can be spun down, or left ...
  • It all is subject to so many variables it becomes a YMMV. I have one laptop that has been on LMDE for 3 years now, and it runs without problems. I have to watch out when updating for held ...
  • While all of this holds true for Mint 16, it does not for Mint Debian. That doesn't use any of the Ubuntu repos, has a semi rolling release (so install and then upgrade). It doesn't come with KDE ...
  • Ahh. Suse. In the days of the 2.0 kernel this was the first distro I used to provide internet to my house as it was miles ahead in controlling ISDN cards, Windows at the time could leave the line ...
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