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Alternative to Kalimages

Question: Alternative to Kalimages

My first post.

I'm into genealogy and I have over 3000 birth, marriage & death certificates.
For years I've tidied up the certificates in Photoshop CS3 and added keywords in the 'file info' section.
I then used a free program called 'Kalimages Basic' which would pick out any certificate depending on the keyword(s) I chose.
Can anyone tell me if there is a similar (free) program for windows 10?

Edit: I should have said that all the certificates are jpeg images.

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Preferred Solution: Alternative to Kalimages

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Saw a lot of postings about the new version of QuickTime Alternative and Real Alternative everywhere (including Major Geeks) lately.

I agree it is a good idea to be able to use the codec without the player / crap installed, but I've released that the QT Alternative actually has a cracked QT7Pro Key... That is definately illegal! isn't it??

Why do mainstream software / news site (******** / majorgeeks / warp2search) still post this software then? What's next? Keygen for Nero?

The same for the codec pack, some has cracked DivX Pro inside!

Please response...
 

Answer:How legal are QuickTime Alternative & Real Alternative?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

If you can back up your allegations with verified facts, then I'm sure that you will have a lively debate.
 

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Hi,Is there a free Norton GoBack available? That is to say with the facility to restore before Vista boots up.Also any free alternative to XXClone disk cloning software? I have it on my XP machine but it is apparently not compatible with Vista. Thanks.J

Answer:Norton GoBack Alternative? XXClone Alternative

Is your computer and your data worth about 20? If so, you should buy Acronis True Image, and an external hard drive on which to keep your Acronis backups - you will then have no further worry about losing any of your precious data.

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Years ago I switched from Acrobat Reader to Foxit. At that time (if my memory chip serves me well), the Foxit download was about 3MB. Foxit have just launched V6 and the download has now reached bloatware proportions at 28MB (last V5 was less tham 16MB) and the menus have gone to ribbons.....
So I'm considering switching to another - Sumatra caught my eye (and it's 4.75MB).
Anyone got any comments on Sumatra (or want to suggest similar lightweight alternatives)?

Answer:Alternative to an alternative PDF reader

my foxit is about 43 megs

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I'm running an x64 system and since last I checked real media doesn't offer a compatable version. So I've been using real alternative for quite a while and its pretty satisfactory. However it does not recognise files with arabic names or in arabic named folders. This bug has already been posted on classic media player's project page on sourge forge but the project seems to be rather dead so I doubt it'll ever be fixed anytime soon.

So does anyone know of an alternative player that runs real media files ?
 

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Are there any alternatives to the DIR-685? I'm looking for a Router/storage solution all in one unit to minimize space.
 

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Question: Alternative

I lost my samsung remote to my tv so I can't switch between tv and video inputs. If i bought a universal remot would that be able to change it for me? If so, can someone show me some cheap ones in price that may work?

Answer:Alternative

Yes, as long as it has the codes for your TV it should work. Samsung is common enough that it should.

Sent from my HTC One

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Question: An Alternative

Could anybody advise me please, whether a more stable platform exists other than Windows which would also be compatible with Microsoft Office and If such an alternative exists?

Answer:An Alternative

would ask which version of windows you are presently on and what the issues are with that version?

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Question: SAS Alternative

I've noticed in malware forums that SUPERAnti-Spyware is not recommended due to declining performance and ratings. Does BC have any alternatives that are recommended. My current system has MSE, MBAM and Spywareblaster.
 
I'm looking for a free equivalent if at all possible.
 
Thanks

Answer:SAS Alternative

Hi sikntired Well, if you have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed, you already have your alternative to SUPERAntiSpyware. I would propose Spybot Search & Destroy, but it's the same as SAS, in decline. You could always use Emsisoft Anti-Malware if needed, but since it can be considered as an Antivirus (even thought the free version doesn't have real-time protection), it could conflict with Microsoft Security Essentials. But like I said, if you have Malwarebytes already, you're good.

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Question: Alternative to WMA

On my family comp windows media player runs fine since it is relativly new.But on my system it hesitates so is there a lighter weight program that is also easy to use and has the same functions of wma.

Answer:Alternative to WMA

Qucktime, Nero MP, and Winamp

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Hi guys,

Thanks for taking 5 minutes of your time to read this post.

I presently have two computer at home, one desktop which I use all the time, and one HTPC, which is always logged on the MCE account to play movies and music.

What I wanted to do, is to make some task on my HTPC in background, I did find a patch to make concurrent session of Remote Desktop Protocol running, and it worked great, but..

The thing is, I'm trying to make some video editing in background in the alternate session, and since Remote Desktop emulate an audio device and bring the sound to the PC i'm taking control from, I cannot use any of my software, since they do not detect the audio drivers.

So I then tried UltraVNC, RealVNC and TightVNC, all of these will not mess with the audio driver, so I'll be able to start my application and make my video editing, but...

VNC will only login into the actual logged in user, and won't open a session, like RDP does, so each time I connect using VNC, it goes into the MCE account.

This is bad, since the idea is to be able to watch movies without noticing that some background task are being processed. I've got a dual core cpu and a lot of ram only for that. Otherwise I would have taken a single core cpu with 512mb of ram, that would have been more than enough to run MCE.

So that's about it, all I am looking for, is a software that will allow me to take control remotely of my HTPC, by opening a new session, and not taking control... Read more

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Question: IE alternative?

Can anyone recomend an alternative to Internet Explorer that doesn't take up so much memory usage? 37,720k is a bit excessive (or is it supposed to be that much??) Would appreciate any views you all might have.Thank you

Answer:IE alternative?

Opera Browser is a good choice. Have been using it since.

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I used agc to adjust the gamma level in game, using key shorcut to decrease or increase the gamman, but agc (advance gamma control) isn't free and cost 12 bucks, any freeware alternative for this, my vga card si ati radeon, and as u may already know, that the color adjustment in ccc, doesn't work in some games
 

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For laptop..
 

Answer:Which are the alternative of KIS?

You have plenty of security software that can be alternative to KIS...
Test it out for all and decide which one is for you.
 

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Hi,

I had to buy a new system yesterday, complete with Vista and Media Player 11. Bleech!

So I'm looking for a free/open source alternative player that supports playlists and displays the total time of the playlist. I stuck with WMP 10 on XP, for this reason, but now I have no choice. I have tried Media Player Classic and Media Monkey, but neither seems to have the total time feature.

Appreciate any ideas. Thanks!
 

Answer:Alternative to WMP 11?

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My Lumia 640 XL DS is more than a year now, and seriously it starts misbehaving (I've never seen a Lumia doing the **** mine is doing now), anyway, I started using Windows on mobile since the days of Windows mobile XX, to Windows Phone 7, to 8, to 8.1 and now Windows 10 mobile. I've never used an android/ios as my main driver.
I love everything about Windows on mobile, I don't really care about App gap, because most of the apps I like and use are there (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc).
Now that I want to change my phone, to a newer, better one, I couldn't find a replacement to my old L640XL, HP elite x3 and Alcatel idol4s are not available here in my country (Nigeria) and even if they are, I really can't afford one.
I really really need to change my phone and Microsoft isn't giving me a chance to continue using Windows on my phone and I'm afraid this is a goodbye to Windows mobile.
I'm gonna miss it, but I have no choice :(

Answer:What alternative do I have?

Originally Posted by Muhammad Nura My Lumia 640 XL DS is more than a year now, and seriously it starts misbehaving (I've never seen a Lumia doing the **** mine is doing now), anyway, I started using Windows on mobile since the days of Windows mobile XX, to Windows Phone 7, to 8, to 8.1 and now Windows 10 mobile. I've never used an android/ios as my main driver.
I love everything about Windows on mobile, I don't really care about App gap, because most of the apps I like and use are there (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc).
Now that I want to change my phone, to a newer, better one, I couldn't find a replacement to my old L640XL, HP elite x3 and Alcatel idol4s are not available here in my country (Nigeria) and even if they are, I really can't afford one.
I really really need to change my phone and Microsoft isn't giving me a chance to continue using Windows on my phone and I'm afraid this is a goodbye to Windows mobile.
I'm gonna miss it, but I have no choice :( How about a used 950? I think you can get them for a decent price, not sure what you can afford.
Sent from mTalk on my SP4

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...almost as good as XP?? I was wondering if there are any,and are any of them free to download?Thanks

Answer:Is there an alternative OS,that is...

LinuxOpenSUSEMac OS XAmiga OS^^ These are the ones I know about.

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Question: Best alternative?

So, as a Virgin Media customer am I promised minimum of 60 Mbit/s Download,
I was achieving this barely via a power Ethernet adapter until I got DDoSed via the XBOX,
Since then I'm reaching speeds of 10-20 Mbit/s, I rang them up and some nice fella terminated all connections, this increased it by 10%, ALL wireless connections are hitting 60+ Mbit/s with ease, I have tried swapping sockets for the adapter and still no luck, apart from a tiny bit of increase.

If I can't don't a solution (Running a huge Ethernet cable through the house is not an option, I have younger siblings (5 and 2) play upstairs and will easily get to the line, plus mothers rules say I cannot do this, anyways, I don't know any solutions in my experience, does anyone have any solutions?
I have resettled modem, changed Ethernet cables etc. tried different sockets and it's not increasing.

Do you have an solution or maybe another power Ethernet adapter that you can recommend?

What I mean by a power Ethernet adapter (if that's the right name) is I have a Ethernet box in the mains and I connect a Ethernet cable from router to Ethernet adapter then I have another Ethernet adapter in my room where the PC is and have a Ethernet coming form that adapter to my Ethernet input in the back of my PC.

Answer:Best alternative?

Hi Ryan .. Which Model of power Earthnet Adaper are you using ... I have Virgin also have never used a cable connection simply did not need to .. I have a friend that did not get good Wifi all over is home .. He now uses a Wifi Range Extender with very good results ..

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Hi I'm going to have to put a new operating system on my PC [32-bit 2gb ram 2ghz dual core]
I tried before but went back. I like the detailed and list views in XP that last time I upgraded could not have in explorer so down graded again to Xp.
What version is most like Xp pro? I don't need a touch screen.

Answer:Best OS Alternative to win XP

Transferred to Tech Helproom from Web Design help.

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I'm currently using AVG professional 7. I was browsing in IE and I got a page from a google search result that actually downloaded a virus to the C:\ path directly. I didn't know that was possible. AVG was enabled and it did it anyway. I think I got rid of all of the Trojan downloaders that it managed to install in that split second. The virus was called m00.exe. Is there a program that I can run in a Windows environment that wll give me good protection? I would like something thats an internal software solution for the moment because I just moved ten thousand miles and I'm not sure where I'll be next week.
 

Answer:AVG or alternative?

don't use IE.. that is my solution to prevent problems like you just described.. and i use symantec corporate personally.. but i saw a big thread the other day about virus programs.. read it.. people reccomeneded basically everything out there though.. it just seems to be all preference...
 

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Internet Explorer seems to cause me so many hassles, I know you need ie to run windows. But isn't there an alternative to using it? because it drives me crazy like a coconut.

I'm currently using ie6 sp1, is there any point me dowloading sp2 or is it equally as bad?

Cheers,

EF.

PS. When i click on ie to launch it, it takes like 5-10 seconds to open a page... It never used to, and i get a lot of 'iexplore.exe' is not responding, what could cause this?
 

Answer:ie, is there any alternative?

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Could someone out there recommend a (free) alternative to Windows Media
Player 10? Perhaps one that doesn't "phone home" every time I use it? I've read online that VideoLan might be a good choice, but I welcome any and all
suggestions.
 

Answer:Alternative to WMP 10?

VLC will play almost anything.
Download the K-Lite Codec pack which comes with media player classic (mpc) which will play almost anything under the sun including flash.
Winamp is fairly versetile, playing both audio and video files.

Late,
 

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I'm having issues with ICS. Is there any alternatives that are free or afordable that don't need huge amounts of configuring to get to work. I would prefer not buggering around with the client

Ty in Advance.
 

Answer:Need ICS alternative.

routers are inexpensive. Get a basic one. There are several wired routers on newegg under $20.
 

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I have a laptop with Win XP installed and wirelessly connected to my home PC and broadband connection, all I use it for is online banking, viewing digital pictures and general surfing. The online banking requires Java and for some reason the browser has to be IE, can someone advise me on an alternative OS, I have looked at Linux, but not being an expert it doesn't seem to support wireless and is there an IE for it?Thanks

Answer:Alternative to Win XP

an alternative would be vista but it's not out yet

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Question: Alternative to WLM

Hi, I am fed up with the slow performance / not responding of WLM and want to migrate my email to another email client.
Ideally I'm looking for something that can import my exiting message rules / folders rather than set up everything again as I have 6 different accounts (1x Gmail,1x Hotmail,3x Yahoo and 1 x BTInternet) with a minimum of 13 folders for rules for each account !!
TIA for your help,

Answer:Alternative to WLM

Hi, I am fed up with the slow performance / not responding of WLM and want to migrate my email to another email client. Ideally I'm looking for something that can import my exiting message rules / folders rather than set up everything again as I have 6 different accounts (1x Gmail,1x Hotmail,3x Yahoo and 1 x BTInternet) with a minimum of 13 folders for rules for each account !!TIA for your help,Try Mozilla Thunderbird.If you need any assistance with it such as how to customize it, or add plugins etc., go here: Mozilla Thunderbird Help

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Question: AIM alternative?

is there an AIM alternative out there that works really well, looks good but uses very little system memory. i really like trillian but the program uses up alot of memory while its running in the background. its almost 30mb of memory idoling in windows. any suggestions?
 

Answer:AIM alternative?

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Question: MSN Alternative?

well? do they have one?
 

Answer:MSN Alternative?

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Question: AVG Alternative

I have used the free edition for a number of years and been very pleased with it, but it slows my pc right down for over an hour every day.
Should I download the latest version, or an equivalent, or run Spybot and Malwarebytes every day?

TonyC
 

Answer:AVG Alternative

Spybot search and destroy are not anti virus software, so to have these in addition to having an anti virus is fine. I personally use Avast! Free edition and have done so for a long time with no problems. I used to use avg 7.5 which was a nice version which didn't hog resources.

I also stopped using spybot search and destroy a long time ago.

I use Avast! and also have the free versions of SUPERantispyware and Malware Bytes.

I have moved your thread to software as you do not need malware removed.
 

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Any alternative to AVG. Any other free antivirus out there, fed up with not being able to update when using the update feature in AVG.Cheers :)

Answer:Any alternative to AVG

Avast click here

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I was always bothered that Win+X brings the system program up in a random alphabetic order. So I went to C:\Users\Wolfgang\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX, copied the shortcuts from the Group2 folder into the Group3 folder. Then I made a shortcut of the Group3 folder on the desktop and also pinned that to Start Now I have all the system programs in an easy access and they are alphabetically ordered.

You can refine that by defining your own folder there and copy only those shortcuts that you really use.

Answer:A better alternative to Win+X

I know you didn't plan it this way, whs, but I didn't know about Win+X. Another dynamic shortcut from our local genius.

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Question: Alternative OS

Hi, hope someone can help.I am looking for an alternative OS to run on a PC, instead of my cureent Windows XP.Now I am interested to try some different OS and wondered if anyone can recommend an alternative.At this stage I dont want to change any hardware, but there could always be a possability to upgrade completly latter.I have had a search but not to sure what to go for.Any help would be much appreciated.Regards,Simon

Answer:Alternative OS

Linux - Linspire or Xandros. I use both - both are graphical, simple to follow after Windows - install straightforwardly - include browser, email, Office Suite, etc.Linspire is a commercial version - Xandros is also a commercial version, but also has a free download version. Linspire has more ready-to-install and run software. Lspire is one licence only for all your systems (in a household).Both will dual boot with WinXP.I recommend you check them both out.

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Ok So Ive been using WINAMP for years and Years, Ive decided I wanna use something new, Media Player in my opinion sux balls,

Any suggestions I use I tunes to store the Music thats on my Iphone only and I dont like the interface so I drop only what I want in to Itunes and sinc

I have 600gb of music and Iwanna be able to search and play with a couple of clicks Media player crashes on me Grrrr

Answer:WIN AMP alternative

Try media monkey (MediaMonkey ? Free Media Jukebox, Music Manager, CD Ripper & Converter) been using it for years & like it.

JimPz

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Question: Alternative

I'm hoping someone can help me. I read somewhere, about a DVD authoring software, similar to DVD Flick. I read it on the net at work, but searching for an alternative to DVD Flick at home, doesn't bring up the same results. It wasn't free, but was easier to create custom menus than DVD Flick. Something DVD seems to be in my mind, something like N-DVD, I may be wrong. It did have a screen shot, and looked similar to DVD Flick, but I didn't get a proper look. If anyone can help, I'd be greatful.
 

Answer:Alternative

Maybe one of these: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/authoring-dvd

I use Ulead DVD MovieFactory since it came free with my DVD burner and I like it. Ulead has since been bought out by Corel and this is the latest version:

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1173965700889#tabview=tab0 You can get a trial version.
 

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Question: IE Alternative

I recently got rid of a malware infection, specifically an IE browser hijack. I decided to find an alternative to IE and first opted for Mozilla Firefox. Then in learning, or at least thinking that Netscape was built on Mozilla's engine, I have been using Netscape 7.2. I installed it on both of our PCs. I am the exclusive user on mine and since the infection I have been ruthless about keeping the garbage out of my comp. However the wife and kids, who are not the least bit interested in it, unless thier PC starts messing up, use the other comp and I am trying to keep an eye on it for them while still making it useable for the nonsense that they like to use it for. To the point, I can't run the Trend Micro or Symantec online scans with Netscape. I am wondering if one of the IE alternatives, such as MyIE2, are both "safe" from hijack and able to run the scans?
 

Answer:IE Alternative

MyIE2 runs on the IE engine is as susceptible as IE itself.
Trend Micro in the UK uses Java for their scanner
http://be.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/products/housecall_launch.php
 

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Question: Alternative OS

If a RAT gets on my computer and within a minute or so (or whenever) installs an "alternative operating system" - I would guess that even if I could detect the RAT with antimalware scans, and then get rid of the RAT, that the alternative os would still be there (with the exception of wiping the disc clean with 3rd party software). Is this correct - the alt os would still be there?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Alternative OS

As all your posts seem to be about staying secure, but not with a real issue, I'm going to go ahead and close all of them save one. Please continue your discussion in the thread at https://forums.techguy.org/threads/tracking-my-computer-via-hardware.1180054

Thanks,

v
 

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Please....Can some one please help me finding a best alternative for windowblinds. I am using windows 8.1 (64bit)

Answer:Best Alternative....

If you ask me, this is a bit like asking whether it's better to get kicked in the teeth with a steel toed boot or tap shoes. These programs tend to rely on undocumented functions which will tend to be broken by security updates and other things, making for a never-ending cat and mouse game. And when you think about it, how much time do you really spend looking at the controls on any given window? Do you ever look at them for more than 5 seconds? Yes, the flat look on Windows 8 is rather uninspiring, but it has the benefit of helping reduce the amount of memory your system is using (for something you'll barely even take notice of).

Programs like Windowblinds just drives up memory use, increases the load on the GPU, and could lead to stability problems because they rely on features that are undocumented because they're not intended for widespread use and may change at any time and without notice. You're better off seeing the back of such programs.

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Ok so i just finished the 30 day trial of Internet Download Manager 5, I really liked it, it seemed to work great. My question is is there other solutions out there that work similarly? ones that are prehaps free or cheaper than $25 (what IDM costs)
 

Answer:alternative to IDM 5.11

i haven't came across anything better yet. still using IDM 5.02.
 

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Okay so I do a lot of gaming, and I just dont like windows, but I cant use linux cause it wont play close to any of my games, and thats using wine, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a os that can handle Windows programs, but is not so limiting on how much of its specs you can use, or if someone can tell me where I can find a windows 7 that has been edited to be, well more open or more lightweight, im currently using windows 7 ultimate 64bit, I also have Linux Ubuntu 64bit on another HDD
 

Answer:Looking for an alternative OS

Most PC games are developed only for PC. Windows uses Direct X, while Linux uses Open GL. It is hard to develop for both platforms since the amount of users is much less and Open GL is less flexible/harder to code than Direct X. If you game, stay with Windows. Mac games are also very limited despite the OS being quite popular. OS X (Mac) also runs Open GL. Mac and Linux games are mainly PC/console ports.
 

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Question: YM alternative

so its the pc in my work im using and its installed a Yahoo messenger in German language

is there any alternative to this YM but same function as YM?
so i can install it in english


thanks in advance
 

Answer:YM alternative

You might want to check out GAIM, it's free, multi-protocol (MSN, YIM, AOL, Jabber, ICQ), and in english
 

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Question: Alternative to F8

Hoping someone out there will be able to help, son in law has a shop built system so he does not know M/B but o/s is xp home sp2 1gb mem, amd processor and Im afraid thats all he knows. The problem is when he boots up (normal post op beep) he gets through the welcome screen and through the log on screen but then all he has is an empty desktop i.e. no icons no task bar or start all programs. Tried to get into safe mode by pressing f8 but just boots up with the above result. tried booting up from xp (oem) disc but the install will not work message says cannot install xp on this partition (hope it is the right partition 150 gig other little partition only has 8 gig havent a clue what that is? total hdd 160 gig)Tried pressing R when booting up from xp disc but don't know what to do at the C promt. Sorry this is a bit long but hope I have given you enough information. Thank you for any advice you can give.

Answer:Alternative to F8

F5 keep tapping as it starts

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Hi y'all, As you will know AVG are going to pull their free virus software. Does anyone know of a really good alternative?

mary
 

Answer:An alternative to AVG please!

I just switched from AVG to AntiVir yesterday. So far I like it. It is also free and easy to use.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/AntiVir_Personal_Edition_7_d955.html
 

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Question: Alternative

Looking for a good alternative to convertxtodvd. Can you recomend some?

thx

Answer:Alternative

ConvertX is probably the best one I've found and been using to date.

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Question: Alternative VNC

I'm trying to help this girl set up her computer properly through VNC. I got her to install the VNC server, disable windows firewall, and enable DMZ for her computer on her router, but I was still unable to connect to her. She can connect to my VNC server just fine. So I think it must be her ISP that is blocking the port.

Are there any reverse-connection vnc server and clients? Since she can connect to me, it would be nice if i could be the server, and her the client, but I would be remotely using her desktop, and not mine.

Any ideas or suggestions?

Answer:Alternative VNC

Msn > Actions > Request Remote Assistance..

Then just accept it.

Remote Access over the net made easy. Prolly easier then installing all this vnc stuff.

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Hello, does anyone know a working X-Ray 2.0 alternative? (X-Ray 2.0: Auto Submit Suspicious Files to Antivirus Analyst ? Raymond.CC)
 

Answer:X-Ray 2.0 alternative

VirusTotal?

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner
 

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Question: WMP Alternative

Well, searched and came up short handed based on trial and error. I still use windows media player by default. I would like to switch to another player of sorts. I have looked into software called rainmeter, but it just seemed weird. Maybe I did not give it a chance. Also I know it is not just a media player, but it has skins for it which is a LARGE plus for me.
I remember Fuubar used to be nice. VLC I have but ehh.

Windows 7 professional x64 bit.
 

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I've always used Windows OS, XP being my favorite. I think it's time to change and try out a free OS (it's not like i paid for Windows, ever).

I'd like to install it on this computer:

C2D E4700, 2.6GHz,
2GB DDR2 800MHz
GF 8400GS

I use this computer at home, mainly for playing games like HoN, WoW, CS etc. Also use Ecliplse IDE on it for Java training and to watch a movie once in a while.

What OS do you recommend to use?
 

Answer:Looking for an alternative OS

You can download several version of Linux; eg Knoppix which can be burned to a CD
which will run w/o it being installed you get to try linux to see if you like it :wave:
 

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Question: Alternative to XP?

I need to upgrade my PC from Windows XP and I was thinking of Windows 7, here are the details of my system so could you please tell me if my PC is actually compatible with Windows 7? Or if not could you suggest an alternative operating system?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 189556 MB, Free - 149979 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D101GGC
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Thanks in advance,

Andy.
 

Answer:Alternative to XP?

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Hiya, after MANY problems from what I can only narrow down to being the MotherBoard itself (sound crashes etc with Half-life (one) engine - any other sound runs flawlessly, and as i play Team Fortress Classic a lot, this isnt the MotherBoard for me if it crashes so often!

So... I was looking for an alternative, it needs to be SLI preferably, but not sure what is a good alternative against this motherboard? So was just after some suggestions really. Specs atm are

AMD Ath 4000+
XFX GeForce 6800GT 256MBDDR3
DFI LanParty nF4 SLI-DR
2*74GB Raptors (SATA)
1*250GB WD HDD (IDE)
1GB OCZ Dual Channel RAM
+ A lot of cooling :P

Thanks in advance,
Moja

Answer:Alternative to DFI SLI-DR

DFI is some of the best boards out there especially for overclocking.

Are you sure it isn't your RAM having errors or your PSU being too weak?

Or perhaps the XFX cards, I've heard a lot of peopl having problems with those.

If it was the motherboard itself, it'd either not work or work, so that's what leads me to believe it's something else.

of course also make sure all the plugs are put into that board, the extra molex, floppy that goes near the PCI-E slot, aux pin things like that

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A sibling is asking for DDR, but the problem is she does not have a console; and I don't have the cash to spend on a PS2 and the DDR+dance mat, is there any cheap alternatives out there? Anything that will just plug into the TV like the "retro games" they sell and work the same way?
 

Answer:An alternative to DDR

There is, but I have no clue where to get it or what it's called. One of my co-workers got one in our christmas party

I will let you know when I do.
 

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Question: PSU alternative

Hello gang,
over the last year plus there has been more and more folks who are attempting to upgrade their machines with better graphics capability in response to the ever increasing demands of the new titles hitting the shelves monthly. Most of the time this requires an PSU upgrade as well. many times they will have a decent 400w-500w PSU that must be set aside to make way for a new 700w + PSU. If this scenario fits your situation, have a great alternative for you. About a year ago In researching my challenge to build a sub 1k machine that would run Crysis/Crysis Warhead on very high/ enthusiast settings, I added a third HD 4850 in CF and found myself in the same situation. I ended up purchasing the FSP Group BoosterX 5 and found it to be a terrific product. The X5 is a graphics dedicated PSU putting out 450w (500w max) and 40A on the 12v rails. This is exceptionally clean power as well with very low ripple which is extremely important, especially when doing something as intense as gaming. The AC ripple numbers at full load are 3.3v @ 25 (mV p-p) 5.0v @ 25 (mV p-p) 12v @ 40 mV p-p).
another advantage is that it balances the electrical load from your main PSU adding to the life expectancy of both PSU's. It also runs very cool and very quiet. and is rated at 85% efficiency. I have been using it for a year now to power 2 of my three 4850's and it has performed flawlessly. i have not seen a mention of this PSU on here in over a year, so wanted to let anyone who is ... Read more

Answer:PSU alternative

Looks like a good product red.
Got a couple of questions for you.
How cool does it run under full load? Most of the upgrades I do involve cases that have a max. of 4 x 5.25 bays usable-increasingly 2 of the bays are going to be taken up by a touch screen fan controller (the usual customer request) and an ODD- leaves one bay. Radiated heat of the unit likely to pose a problem? And is the exhaust likely to pose a problem for a front-to-back cooling case. Most of the mods I do these days involve roof mounted rads but I still have a few customers on the air cool variety.
Second. Cable management. The PCIe wouldn't be a problem -easily rewired for length if need be- but how long is the power cord (internal to PCI plate)? and how far from the plate is the choke? and is the diameter very thick?
Most of the builds I've done I've recommended (read strongarmed) full size chassis to the customer (ATCS 840, Lian Li's and some earlier build's with the Cosmos and Stacker 830's) so would need about 550mm (say 420mm straight-line distance+ 130mm for routing behind the mobo) - enough cable length for a tidy build ?
Cheers.
 

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The recent problems with ZA Pro version 5.1.011 in not allowing internet connection sharing is well documented...click hereDoes anyone have a suggestion for a suitable FREE alternative which will work with a simple two pc (client/gateway) both running XP Home for ICS? The current ZA Pro allows normal file sharing but the ICS is a No No!!!!

Answer:Looking for an alternative to ZA Pro for ICS

Try click here

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Hi all

I have decided to add an extra 4GB RAM to my pc and I bought some based on my motherboard which surprise surprise does not fit. Serves me right for ordering it away from home and not looking at what is already in it.

Anyway, I have now had a look and this is what I currently have:
Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5C 2 x 2GB DDR2 SDRAM Memory (1066MHz)

This appears to be no longer produced and the supposed newer equivalent is only 800MHz which is just plain wrong,

Does anyone know what RAM I can put in with the existing two chips to make it up to 4GB without putting a complete new set in. I have two spare slots which are a different colour to the two already in use but they have the same pin layout

Thanks for taking the time to read!

SJackson
 

Answer:Need alternative RAM

I'd just try to find some 1066 DDR2 and give that a shot. I'd say as long as you don't have an Asus or other horribly picky motherboard you will be able to get by with different brands. Most of the time they work fine.

Run memtest overnight the first day you get the RAM. If no errors are thrown by morning, you'll be fine.
 

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Question: AOL Alternative

I, as most people, have an AOL screen name for use to chat with friends from school. However, I hate how they have completely bogged down and homo-ized AIM. Are there any alternate releases that are tried and true, and do not have all the ads and stuff?

What I want is what Kazaa Lite was to Kazaa, except for AIM.

Hope you guys understand what I'm saying.
 

Answer:AOL Alternative

http://miranda-im.org/
 

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Question: BID alternative

I can't seem to get around BID's preview expiration (), so i tried NeoDL lite and Orbit as suggested elsewhere. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to USE either of them!

In BID it was obvious. Punch in the URL of the thumbnail gallery, and it went burrowing, grabbing all the linked photos.

With Orbit or NeoDL it either grabs the THUMBNAILS themselves (ugh!), or worse yet, all these seemingly unrelated HTML pages!

What am I supposed to be setting here? I'm not trying to snag anything weird; just pix one link away from a thumbnail gallery.

TIA!
 

Answer:BID alternative

sorry to bump, but...ANYONE????

either some answers to the probs mentioned, or some recos for a NEW APP!

i rly need SUMPIN to snag these pix.

TIA!
 

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Question: Alternative P2P

Can someone suggest me one that works as well as Limewire? For some reason Limewire doesn't work anymore, and I can't figure out why. I'll give more details when I toubleshoot some more.
 

Answer:Alternative P2P

Try reinstalling Java to see if it fixes Limewire, eDonkey/eMule are pretty popular alternatives now. Of course nothing comes close to Bit Torrent.
 

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Question: AIM alternative

I am getting fed up with trillian as it takes half my boot time to load and seems bloated. I tried installing several old versions of AIM but they would all constantly disconnect after a few minutes. Than I tried the newest version of AIM that came with a ton of boatware/spyware and I watched my CPU graph spike every few seconds from using it. Than I tried Miranda and I couldn't connect to AIM. Can someone recommend me a good free or ad-based program that I can use to connect to AIM for the simple task of chatting? I don't need any frills. All my contacts and such are tied to AIM and the old version was great until it started disconnecting.
 

Answer:AIM alternative

Wrong forum, you may want to get the mods to move this from OS to the software forum.

I use trillian, it doesn't take that long to load (though it does take a bit), how long is it taking on your setup? If this software works, but is taking longer to load than normal, it'd be best to try and fix it. No sense in loading new software because the old stuff failed.
 

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Hi,

As much as I love NOD 32, I don't love it enough to spend $30 a year to keep receiving updates. So I was wondering if anyone knows of a "one time fee" type of deal. I'd like it to be just as good as NOD 32, but I doubt there's many out there that can really compete.

So, I come here, and I ask you, what's a good alternative? Oh and McAfee and Norton is completely off the table, so don't even mention it.
 

Answer:Need a NOD 32 alternative.

AVGfree is damn good. I've been using it for years, for free. Gave it to my entire family and friends.
 

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Question: Alternative for IE

Can anyone please recommend an alternative for IE? I have been fed up with it. Cheers.
 

Answer:Alternative for IE

http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2248
http://majorgeeks.com/Opera_Without_Java_Now_Freeware_d559.html
http://majorgeeks.com/K-Meleon_d555.html
http://majorgeeks.com/Nemesis_MyIE_d1235.html

To name a few
There are a whole bunch on this page:
http://majorgeeks.com/downloads5.html
 

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Question: Alternative to IE

Hi Guys.Is there a alternative web brower to IE. My o/s is xp home. Can you have more than one browser running at the same time. I think I will still need IE for window updates.Thanks

Answer:Alternative to IE

Firefox click hereDo not accept the invitation to maske it your default browser when installing. You can always do that later if you wish.It co-exists with IE quite happily.

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My brother just came home and he's adamant about having AOL instant messenger installed. Without asking me he installed it and nows theres boatloads of junk on my computer. I uninstalled it but is there any alternative to AOL instant messenger that he can use and still be able to talk to his friends that use AIM? Thanks.
 

Answer:Alternative to AIM?

trillian
 

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I use AIM, but is there a program that's way better than AIM. And i'm talking about direct connect with other AIM members. I tried Trillian b4 and its a really good program but somehow i could not direct connection with another AIM user. Or did that change with the version now? I guess my main point is for a program to use all of the AIM features and more.
 

Answer:Alternative to AIM.

Try Trillian 3. Direct Connection certainly works--for me, at least. The Windows version of GAIM is the only AIM-related program I know of where Direct Connect is bugged to hell.

DeadAIM is also a decent one, if you want to try that.
 

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I have been using Mailwasher but they want to charge me now.Does anybody know of a good, free alternative please?Thanks

Answer:Mailwasher alternative

Free Mailwasher click here

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Question: Comodo Alternative

One of my favorite firewalls was Online Armor. After they discontinued the program, I stopped using standalone firewalls. I tried going back to Comodo again lately, I didn't like the program that much.
I want to know if you guys have some suggestions for a good firewall, perhaps better than Comodo and similar to Online Armor.
 

Answer:Comodo Alternative

How about security suites like Emsisoft Internet Security. Online Armor's firewall is included in EIS, albeit being enhanced.
 

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I am looking for a good, free alternative to LastPass, one that will sync across various PCs, like LastPass free version does.

I recently discovered, by the process of elimination, that the LastPass chrome extension is conflicting with GoogleDocs and other Google services, on my x64 windows 10 machine. I tried removing my security software, and it still conflicted.
Interestingly, it does not seem to conflict on my x86 Windows 10 virtual machine.

A workaround is to run 2 chrome identities at the same time. One for GoogleDocs, and the other for everything else. But I am getting tired of the complications and the mini-avatars on the taskbar icons.

Any ideas?

Some say to use KeePass and sync the password data base over Dropbox, but that doesn't sound so secure to me. The KeePass data base is unencrypted, I would assume?

EDIT: I see that the data base is indeed encrypted. I guess it has to be, or else it is just too easy to steal. Is the encryption sufficient, or is it unsafe to sync it over Dropbox?
 

Answer:LastPass alternative?

shmu26 said:


Some say to use KeePass and sync the password data base over Dropbox, but that doesn't sound so secure to me. The KeePass data base is unencrypted, I would assume?Click to expand...

It would be pretty senseless if KeePass database were not encrypted. It is encrypted with AES-256. Moreover you can enhance protection by increasing the number of key transformation rounds.
 

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Does anyone have a recomendation for a camparable program to musicmatch ? I liked the volume leveling and some of the other features in musicmatch. I have been using MM exclusively for over 8 years. HELP! After the whole Yahoo fiasco I'm totally bummed. I went to burn one of my playlist on Musicmatch and it said it could'nt find my hardware. Is the a solution to this problem so I can still use Musicmatch? I have a lifetime key with MM and am really frustrated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Musicmatch Alternative

I too have used musicmatch for years and years.
I have not yet found a comparable alternative.

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling your copy of musicmatch.

If you don't have the programme you can download old versions from:
http://www.oldapps.com/MusicMatch_Jukebox.htm
 

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Question: BigFix alternative

I used to use a program called BigFix which used to can my computer and let me know if any of the programs I had on it were out of date and would then download any updates available. Similar to the way Windows Update works but it did it for all the programmes installed on the PC as well as all the games I had.This program seemed to stop working ages ago and I wondered if there was anything similar available which would scan all the stuff on my PC and then download updates?I found it a really useful bit of kit and ever since I have had to manually trawl each manufacturers website to find any updates.Cheers ppl

Answer:BigFix alternative

BigFix will be still working (I also use it) but with Microsoft, for instance, now issuing security bulletins only once a month you may not get as many alerts.

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Guys, I'm very interested in alternative for WinPatrol. I mean, I'm searching for a program to be added to traditional AV that control startup, services, task scheduler etc. in real-time. WinPatrol unfortunately doesn't work as it should be for me. Eset's HIPS does a great job but I would like to find software that isn't full AV.
 

Answer:WinPatrol alternative?

A good question, the new direction and changes in WAR have left it acting strangely for me,
the bad part is though I have yet to find a suitable replacement.
 

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I'm trying to add SSI for navigation links and copyright notices. When you are including a link to the *.SHTML does the document where the include is kept also have to be *.SHTML or can it be *.HTML as long as the include is *.SHTML?[err i hope that makes sense]Also is SSI the ideal way to allow me to update [in my case] naviagation links and copyright notices across multiple pages with one edit to the *.SHTML, that will be seen across muliple pages? Or is there an "easier" way?

Answer:SSI - Thoughts and is there an alternative.

1. Create a file called copyright.shtml and in it put your copyright notice in html:©2005 Your Name. All rights reserved, all trademarks hereby acknowledged.2.Do not include the <html>, <head> and <body> tags on this page.3. Save the file in the root directory of your site.4.Open the page on which the copyright footer is to appear and insert the following HTML:<!--#include virtual="/copyright.html" -->

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I would like to find a freeware alternative to Noteburner. I want to burn virtual cds from Itunes and then be able to rip them. I know I'm not only cheap but lazy.

Answer:Looking for Noteburner alternative

Take a look at http://cdburnerxp.se/

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Question: Qbasic alternative

I have written many programs in qbasic which I use regularly. With the advent of improved PC's they are not very good,as the display is poor and printing is by a around route as the program does not see the USB port. At the moment I am using an old m/c running Win98 and my printer is an old Epson with an LPT1 socket. This obviously cannot be continued indefinately and I am looking for a modern viable alternative to QBasic. The programs contain mainly mathematical fla. and interpolate data from arrays

Answer:Qbasic alternative

I am not familiar with this program... What does it actually do? Is it like "Microsoft Visual Basic"?Please post a screenshot for me, to help me understand what the program does, so I can try to offer you alternative...

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Hi All,

I'm looking to an alternative to itunes for windows 98 se. I want something with advance tagging/organizational features and prefferably music visualization. Winamp is buggy on my computer. I really like the interface of media monkey but, alas, it to is not completely stable on windows 98. Music match works, but it's a little too bloaty for my taste. Do I have other options or am I being too picky?

Thanks for your time,
 

Answer:itunes alternative?

You might try Quintessential Player. It has most of what the others do and it looks pretty cool. It should run OK with win98.
 

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Question: Good Alternative

What is a good alturnative to Windows Media Player, seeming as for some reason mine won't open anymore... Anyone?
 

Answer:Good Alternative

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Does anyone know of some other software (for a PC) a person can use to transfer files to your Ipod besides Ituenes?

Has anyone tried PoddoX?
http://www.poddox.com/

I know there's Senuti for Macs, but is there anything you can use with a PC that will just transfer files without going through the Itunes crap where you never know where your files will end up?
 

Answer:Itunes alternative?

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Heya friends

I have been using ATI for quite a while though i like it but i dont want to keep it on my system because its too much for my needs.

I want an alternative to it which has the following features

1) F11 Recovery as in ATI that is the Pre-Boot feature for restoring or backing up.
2) Restoring to dissimilar hardware
3) Right Click "Restore a previous version of the File"

Does anybody know of any solutions apart from ATI which can provide all the above 3 ???
Thanks
 

Answer:Acronis Alternative

ATI is the only one in my knowledge using a Pre-boot feature.
 

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is there any other crypt software that is better than truecrypt now since it hasnt been updated i nages i want to protect my privacy online so people dnt know the data on my pc i have
 

Answer:truecrypt alternative

https://truecrypt.ch/ is based off the version before truecrypt died, it is worth trying.
 

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Have been given a DVD wth some music videos on that a pal was burning, (he's a DJ) but did not complete burn cycle. Have downloaded isobuster recommended for retieiving files lost this way, any help with the basics of using it or another application that will do the same. Much appreciated.

Answer:Using Isobuster or Alternative

click here

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I have a cable modem, and a laptop, but no tv in my room. I could get a TV tuner and run a whole lot of coax to get to it, but I would rather not. Is there program/device available that can access the tv channels through my internet connection?
 

Answer:TV Tuner Alternative

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Hi there,

I am looking for a mouse or mouse-like device that will lessen
the strain put on my wrists. I am thinking of
a mouse that is held like a remote control and has a small joystick for
positioning the cursor...I believe an actual joystick (eg. for gaming) would not be responsive enough for photoediting, something I plan on doing.

Any recommendations?

Thanks for the help!

Kev
 

Answer:Looking for alternative to mouse

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Hi Folks,Wanted to know if there is an alternative to Microsoft Sam--the default voice in Windows XP.Would be grateful if someone could let me know and where to download it from.Thanks.vkr15.

Answer:Is there an alternative to Microsoft Sam?

Google is your friend...http://www.google.com/search?q=voice+packs+for+Sam&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:officialpatio.  

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I am a former IBM programmer, coder, worked with Assembler, Cobal, SAS, Basic....MVS Mainframes ...and with Windows XP...all my systems are now what you call "legacy" systems....I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS WINDOWS 8....PLEASE TELL ME THAT MY XP PLATFORM...WILL NOT EVER GO AWAY.. I hate these tiles...I do not give a damn about pictures and music...and am an application programmer (not an APP) programmer...This cloud concept is really scary...it is in fact manipulation and control at a higher level...I know I am still in the 80-90's but I do not want to deal with these tiles and push buttons..I am not and END USER....(do I really need to hoard all the windows xp refurbished computers????) ...Is there any other alternative...i.e...like turning off the multi-layered user interface of windows 8 by a button of some type and let me get back to the navigation and manipulation that I know??? Do I need to learn Linux System...

Thanks
 

Answer:Is there an alternative to Windows 8

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Anybody seen any freeware alternative ( s) to RDP?

Answer:Freeware Alternative(s) for RDP?

d2123cross said:

Anybody seen any freeware alternative ( s) to RDP?



I have been using TeamViewer for years but take a look at:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/20386...windows-8.html

I even use TeamViewer with my Windows Phone.

TeamViewer even has a version for Linux. In my case it runs very nicely in Mint 17.1. I can access my Windows home computer with it when away from home.

Rich

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I'd like an alternative of NTVDM for 64-bit Windows.
Something that actually WORKS LIKE NTVDM, not DOSBox, VPC, XP Mode, etc, but something that will integrate itself into Windows. I can live with NXVM (aka NTVDMx64), but it just refuses to compile at all! Anything I can do to get around the compiling problem, or any other Software that would help me?

(Moved from Win7 Forum)

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Sandboxie do not have a version for W7 64 bit, has anyone got any other alternatives. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Sandboxie alternative for w7 64 bit

Do you have Windows 7 Pro or greater and a Hardware VM capable computer. If so you could just run Sandboxie and your apps virtually inside XP Mode.
 

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Question: apple alternative

my wife is hell bent on getting an apple laptop.
when i ask why she says because its cool...
she doesnt know any difference and mostly wants it because she got washed by stupid commercials.

she uses windows and knows how to use it.. anyway

for about 800 dollars are there any laptops that would catch her eye?

light color case and slim design
closet to apple better lol.
i fix her (and everyone elese) computers when they download crap on it and i never used apple and never will so i cant help her with fixing any issues.


if i can find her a laptop that looks somewhat close to apple by shape/color/ etc


one thing i do like about apple is the charger plug. dont know why windows laptops still trying to stick with the old *** plug design that breaks all the time.


i wanted to get lenovo thinkpad since i ve used those with great sucess but they are usually not very eye catching.

Answer:apple alternative

I would look at the samsung laptop lines. The nice ones go between $800-$1000. They are sleek and powerful.

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I saw this recently, and if it's going to be released in Q3 or Q4 of 2010, than it should really be an interesting alternative. I'm not sure how seamless the interface would be, but interesting nonetheless.
Microsoft's Courier 'digital journal': exclusive pictures and details (update: video!) -- Engadget

I'd really like to have a competent tablet like this as an alternative to a notebook. Netbooks are just smaller, truncated versions of notebooks, and if i'm going to compromise speed, it better be **** small.

I'd love to have something like the Courier or an iPad, if only it had a full-blown OS, or an OS that was powerful enough to where i could do more than surf the web. I want it to at least be able to read PDF's.

At least the courier seems like it would be able to sync easier to a PC...

I'm at school doing research and i find some good articles, just cut them out, and send them over to my computer at home so then i can just pick up where i left off when i was at home.

Answer:Alternative to the iPad

There will be loads of iPad copy's, and undoubtedly some of them good. The best bet for you is the HP Slate, which will have full Windows 7 onboard and has attractive looks. Not sure how big it is though.

May i just warn you, i can almost give you my personal guarantee the iPad's capacitive touch screen will not be beaten with it's response and accuracy. They are using the same technology that's in the iPhone.

Take a look at this;

That is a picture of a robotic arm drawing straight lines across all them different phones screens. The results speak for themselves.

Though i have to admit, when i saw that courier tech a while back - it looked really good, and i'm quite interested in getting one when they are released.

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Hello Folks,Bit of a long story but really a simple question.Is there an alternative to Webroots spysweeper? I have recently (by accident really)found out How much this prog had been hogging.Im not knocking the prog,I think its excellent at what it does,But.i can live without the slow-down.Any advice?Cheers

Answer:Spysweeper Alternative?

Spybot search and destroyadaware personal editionspyware blasterall free and easy to use. I use all 3 and find them to be effective and I never tend to have spyware due to spyware blaster.

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Hi,I'm looking for an alternative to nero 6,any suggestions please.

Answer:alternative to nero 6

two free alternativescdburnerxp click heredeepburn click here

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Here's one I hadn't heard of:

Sleipnir 4 - Chromium based, Firefox style, feature rich:

http://www.fenrir-inc.com/us/sleipnir/4/

Sleipnir 6 - 'Modern UI':

http://www.fenrir-inc.com/us/sleipnir/

Loaded with features but still pretty darn fast, gotta dig deep into settings to tweak it up though.

Answer:Alternative Browsers

Thanks, I'll check them out.,

Jeff

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I find (even with broadband) the five minute 'time out' is not long enough in Microsoft Outlook is there a good reliable alternative please

Answer:Alternative to Outlook?

What do you mean by the "five minute timeout" - what are you trying to do?

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My daughter uses Powerpoint at school and would like to practice at home. Trouble is, I can't afford to buy the Office suite it comes in. Is there a suitable alternative?

Answer:Powerpoint Alternative

click here

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