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  1. These sites can be very useful. I purchased a game a few years ago and have the cd-rom's but lost the serial number. I was able to use one of these sites to retrive a new one. Since I do own the game and bought it for $50.00 and could find the receipt for the purchase then doing this is ok. But, if I would have downloaded the game on Kazza or some other p2p network and then used a site to get a serial number or crack for it and I didn't pay for the software then it would be illegal. These sites offer serials/cracks and the reason why these sites are still running is because they are not violating the law. What are they really doing to break the law? Unless I missed something, nothing at all. The peopl that use the sites may be breaking the law.
  2. You do know you can call Symantec directly and activate the product. Also you said you purchased it on cd-rom. Isn't it already activated since if I remember right it reads the activation data from a encrypted file on the disk.
  3. No diffrence at all. Most people prefer to put uppercase extenstions. On Windows it dosen't matter. The same thing also applys to filenames. You can have a file named, "iDoNtCare" and it's the same as, "Idontcare." On Linux and other UNIX like operating systems these would be looked at as two diffrent files.
  4. Jordie


    That would work but it dosen't need to be like that. Try start iexplore http://www.scienceforums.net I have not used the command for so long so that should work.
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    Type this iexplore ANd make sure you have Internet Explorer installed!
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    What did you type? It should work if you have Internet Explorer installed. I know it works on Windows 9x and it should work on Windows XP as well. I really don't feel like booting into Xp just to check that.
  7. I have had experience with most forum software. I have to say vBulletin is the best commercial forum software and PHPBB Plus is the best free forum software. One thing I don't like about PHPBB is how you have to set premissions for each forum and stuff like that after you have created the forum. I have to say that Invision has beat PHPBB on that one.
  8. See here is an example of what I mean. Let's say the false command (a command that will always return an error message), is Firefox. I would type something like so. [jordan@jelly-oodpyb8k0 ~]$ false #Me running Firefox, in this case false. [jordan@jelly-oodpyb8k0 ~]$ echo $? 1 See how it returned an error message of 1. Now I could go online surf the Internet for, Firefox Error Message 1 or something like that.
  9. To me this sounds like a problem with a plugin. This happened to me with Firefox on Linux. I installed Java and was trying to get the plugin to work with Firefox. I was doing some things wrong and each time I tried to run Firefox it wouldn't run. My suggestion is to check the plugins direcotry where Firefox is installed at for unknown files or something of that sort. Maybe even remove Firefox and re-install it. I think MacOs X is based off open darwin bsd. So you should be able to open up a shell and run Firefox and if it crashes do echo $? and it will return an error number. If the message is greater then 0 then something has caused Firefox to crash if it's 0 then everything ran fine. You can then use this error number and surf it up on Google or ask someone at the Mozilla Forums. I only have experience with Apple Script and Mac OS 8 so I really am not 100% sure about Osx.
  10. If you still want to play real player files and don't want to download real player download the real player codecs for xine or mplayer!
  11. I am on Linux using a Wmp54g Linksys Card and my sister is running Dell Truemobile usb card. Both of them don't come with any Linux support. I got the cards working by installing Ndiswrapper located at Ndiswrapper. It seems like tons of people who connect to the Internet using wireless cards use Ndiswrapper. If you do have to use it follow this guide -> http://www.linuxelectrons.com/article.php?story=20040507104718960&mode=print!
  12. No you don't have to. You can use a swapfile like Windows does. But by default Linux creates a seperate partition for /boot and / and /swap. It isn't confusing with todays graphical installers such as the one that comes with fedora. The one that comes with fedora is even nicer then the xp one.
  13. Linux has been known to have problems with labtops. This is becomming less true as time goes on.
  14. To install Fedora Core Three & Windows Xp 1. Insert your Windows Xp Cd-rom and reboot your computer. Your computer should boot from the cd-rom if it dosen't adjust settings in your bios to make this action happen. If it does reboot you should see the words, "Press any key to boot from cd..." or something similar. If you see these words press any key to continue the installer. 2. Once the installer has finnished loading you will be given three options. The first option, the option we want, should say, "To setup Windows XP now press Enter." Press Enter. You should now be asked where you want to installed Windows Xp. Delete all of your partitions accept any of them you want to keep (in your case f:) and press 'c' to create a new one. Create a new partition about half the size of your hard drive. I have a 40GB Hard Drive so when it asks me how big the partition should be I will put in 20,000 (20 Gigs). 1,000 megabytes is 1 Gigabyte. Format the file system in any file system of your choice. 3. Once you have completed this step then install xp on that new partition you have created. 4. Once xp is installed insert the Linux installer cdrom. Follow the instructions on it. When it comes to a 'partitions' screen then select 'Automatically partiton my drive' and when it ask you how to partition your drive select 'keep all existing partitions and use avaliable free space' and finnish the installer. I would make sure that you install all the packages on the cd-rom. Lots of applications are avaliable with the cd-rom themselfs. (On fedora make sure to select the 'details' button and check all the applications you want for that catagorey. You now have Windows Xp and Linux installed. Linux is a very nice operating system. Fedora comes with Gnome by default and also allows you to install kde. This is my gnome desktop and this is my kde desktop all on the same linux box. See the diffrence? You can pick other ones like fluxbox and others as well! I suggest you install both window managers. Since you are used to Windows Linux may be difficult to get used to at first but once you do you will love it! Did I mention that Linux has less then 100 viruses and these viruses can't do much harm unless you run them as root. Check out Linuxlinks.com the beginners section for stuff for Linux Newbies!
  15. You won't be searching. Tons of programs, free of charge, are avaliable for Linux Users. If you download Fedora you can get 4GB of programs such as media players, browsers and more installed. You can installed Fedora and Xp on the same hard drive. Just use the instructions I said above! Install Xp on half the hard drive and install fedora on the other half. Look at these Links http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/dual_boot_fedora_xp.php Basically put the Windows Xp cd-rom in and boot from it. When it ask you what drive you want to install Xp on delete all partitions [accept F] and then create a new one. When it ask you, "How many megabytes should this partition be" put in half of your hard drive. 1Gb = 1,000 Mb. Then install Xp on that new partition. Then after xp install use the guide above (written for fedora core 1 but I suggest you get fedora core three from linuxiso.org) and use the guide above.
  16. # An operating system that is easily upgradeable. After any length of time a typical installation of Windows and software gets into a complete mess. Often the only way to clear out all the debris is to reformat the hard disk and start again. Linux, however, is much better for maintaining the system. http://www.linuxlinks.com/local/why.shtml
  17. If you use System Restore then yet it will delete some applications you have installed since your copy of Xp has been installed some may not be removed. You should just go ahead and do it. It isn't like you can't install the applications again. Other file(s) will not be removed from your system. Also you use Xp? (cough http://www.linuxlinks.com/portal/news/article.php?story=20041214152822125 http://www.linuxlinks.com/local/why.shtml cough) =P
  18. Yahoo, Msn, Gmail and any other free email provider always keeps backups of your inbox. If they ever have technical issues they have that backup to restore from if needed. They should delete these backups once a new backup is made. I have a Gmail account (and am very happy with it. If any of you want an invite pm me) and on this page http://gmail.google.com/gmail/help/more.html they state what I have said above.
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