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  1. @Lewisthemusician: Please post in the correct section next time. This is not a tutorial or how-to topic which is where you posted before. We do have a Mac section and I have moved it to the proper area...MacOS ;)Your dad is probably having issues with that computer because it's using Windows Vista. No one said it was a stable OS...heck even Windows XP is not 100% stable. But I'm sure if he goes back to using Windows XP, it will be much better in terms of performance and using other programs that he's having compatibility issues with.The war will never end between these two operating systems (Mac and Windows). I personally am a Windows user but love how the Mac works. Simplicity is one word that comes to mind. But for those who have been a long time Windows user (like me), converting will not be as simple. For your every day newbie user to computers in general, if they have to start off using a computer, I do recommend the Mac over Windows. Better yet, get one of the newer Macs where it will run Mac and Windows (using Bootcamp). The "better" or two worlds in one computer ;)Yep. The MacOS code does seem to have some *nix code in it, which is why it's very robust for the most part when compared to Windows. Unix is a very old operating system, but when you want stability and better performance, I think it's hands down one of the best operating systems to use.
  2. I would also take a look at the below for encoding it and playing on other video players: http://ww38.vladd44.com/video/vodei.php
  3. This is not really any kind of hack. If the original user that installed Windows did not set a password for the Administrator account, then it will be left blank. Anyone can gain access as long as they just hit Enter for the login. The workaround mentioned by JeremyShaw can be done in normal mode. If you get the Welcome Screen with only the icons to choose from, you can actually force the old login dialog box to show up by hitting ctrl+alt+del twice. If you already see the login box, you can just type in Administrator for the username and leave the password blank. For those that don't have a password for the Administrator, it's recommended that you create one.
  4. These modified hosts file (especially the one from MVPS - http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm) will always be growing as more of these garbage/nagging sites show up. I recommend just going to a dedicated source like MVPS and get the new hosts file whenever they release an updated one. Remember, the hosts file can sometimes block out some site that you want access to. If you encounter these cases, just go to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc and open up the hosts file in Notepad. You can delete the line where the site is located. Save the file and you should be able to visit the site again after a minute or so...I just close my browser and open it back up.
  5. Did you try playing that video file using the VLC Player? If not, get it at: http://www.videolan.org/ This program can play a lot of video files that require codecs. I have never heard about the vodei codec, but hopefully VLC can handle it as well
  6. I can be on the computer for over 10 hours each and every day (work and home). As said earlier, take frequent breaks and have good posture while using the computer. I disobey all the rules and have small tensions near my shoulders from time to time LOL. Body is probably adjusting to my habits by now.If I'm working on something that I find interesting (some coding project or others), I can sit for hours working on the project. Usually my eyes go out first before my wrist or fingers get tired from typing (which usually never happens in my case).
  7. I second SnagIt's software and use both the screenshot capture and video capture feature. This is not a free program though. You can get the trial program at: https://www.techsmith.com/ If you like it, I highly recommend buying it.
  8. You will need to sign up for Google's Adsense program first at: https://www.google.com/adsense/start/?gsessionid=SwO-hIVsePGb49Z-x-XWsw Login and setup the ads with the templates they have there. Choose the one you like and how you like the ads (color, size, etc.). Then it will give you a code to copy and paste to your website. What did you mean by putting your ads on google(false)? I'm sure Yahoo is a similar process. Sign up for Yahoo's Publisher service at: http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/
  9. Not sure about encrypted container, but does Windows XP's folder protect feature have this container you are referring to as well? If not or you haven't tried it out yet, take a look at the folder protect feature: http://www.worldstart.com/password-protect-folders-in-xp/
  10. If it's within the network, I usually just use Windows Remote Desktop to handle things quicker. If the user must see what I'm doing, then I use Symantec's PCAnywhere (not free), LogMeIn or VNC. For VNC, I actually do use another method that doesn't require the user to do much at all. They just need to open up the program and double click on a specified line to launch the listening mode that faulty.lee mentioned earlier. For those that don't know about it already, you might be interested in SingleClick VNC: http://www.uvnc.com/products/uvnc-sc.html
  11. Guess it was only a matter of time before they pushed the image verification for this. Most online forums have this feature already and it does help decrease the amount of spammers.I'm sure there are ways for spambots to read those letters in the image verification, but if Yahoo can obscure the image even more it will probably be more effective. I have seen some where the letters are heavily distorted with tiny thread-like images in the background (like the watermark in checks).
  12. I always have this program on the computers that I use. Download Unlocker at: http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ This will allow you to unlock any process that is using the hard drive. Usually it's explorer.exe. Just right click on your external hard drive (in My Computer) and go to Unlocker. Select the process(es) that is locking up the hard drive. Then click on the Unlock button. Presto, you can now safely remove it
  13. I have no idea what happened here, but the number of quality posts and visitors definitely seems to have diminished. I don't remember it being like this before in the past around the same time. There were actually interesting topics to participate in. Lately I come in here and have seen some topics that look familiar and don't have much to contribute to it either.If we as Moderators, delete these similar topics, then we might as well deny them hosting because they won't earn the credits and probably will be penalized if we delete their posts.I don't think we need more Moderators for this. Spamming is not high as it's usually reported quickly and a Moderator takes care of it from there. Having a forum with more Moderators doesn't necessarily mean more order...there are forums where the Moderators abuse their power :DMoving to Xisto - Web Hosting is a great idea. I have never really used Xisto for my live work. I use it for production purposes and don't mind paying for better support and up-time. Been using Xisto - Web Hosting for a while now and have no complaints
  14. VNC is actually a great program for most remote access issues. The ports have to be forwarded properly though if you are using a router. I also recommend using Symantec's PCAnywhere, but that's a paid program. The best among them all is LogMeIn. You can get it at: https://secure.logmein.com/home They have a free version and paid version. The free version does everything that I want already, so there's no need to go pro on this one
  15. I have seen systems that have a bunch of those resource hogging programs, but on a Dual Core system (even with 1GB of RAM running Vista), I didn't notice any lag time. I just went over to a client's house this past weekend and his had a bunch of programs running in the background. You know how they are....but I paid for it already. So I just left them on until they expire next year.I removed Norton from their other computer running Windows ME (yuck ). Put Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus on it and that thing is actually moving again in terms of launching multiple programs. AVG just keeps better and better for a free program
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