Headstrongs Software list

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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #123352 room101
Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:20 am

Just the one thing to say.... Ubuntu... :mrgreen:

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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #123467 Machster
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:10 pm

BTW AVAST is NOT a BIG FAIL! Did YOU John Headstrong change your updating so is not on time? I just receiver "Fees_2008-2009.doc.exe" and AVAST warned me before it was downloaded into my computer and I deleted it. Check out this link and you will see that AVAST WILL detect it - http://virscan.org/report/b006cf47370d4 ... e859e.html

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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #123529 Shirley
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:18 pm

That's rather an abrupt and rude post for your first!

I've not tried AVAST but Kaspersky dealt with that one for me! Kaspersky isn't a freebie though and I only bought it when AVG appeared to be moving over to paid subs only and the Norton av that we get for free via BT was causing huge problems for my computer.
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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #123610 Thurston Garden
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:24 pm

Can I add Songbird to the list?

It's to iTunes (Version 8 was the final straw for me!) what Firefox is to IE.

Just installed it, and looking forward to goving it a whirl tonight.
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Post: #123621 hedgewitch
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:25 pm

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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #128468 mrsflibble
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:22 am

how inter-compatible is openoffice? can i for instance open a word 2000 doc on it? will openoffice docs read on word too? cos i have word on one computer and am thinking of putting openoffice opn the laptop. i have limited funds and even more limited memory space!!
laptop came with microsoft works, which i will never use, and starsuite which i have never heard of and takes up nearly 1gb of my 12gb hard drive!!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #128469 Green Aura
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:29 am

You can open .doc (word) files in open office but you can't open .odt (open office) files in word. Open office, however, lets you save as .doc so as long as you remember it's fine.
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Post: #128471 mrsflibble
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:35 am

ta foir that.


oh, and avast was a total bust for me too. had it on the laptop, laptop complained,cried and generally got mightily pissed off so I've got AVGfree on the laptop as well as the desktop.

I have a hardware firewall on the router, and also use software firewalls on both computers.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #128473 mrsflibble
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:34 am

was finding it too hard to download on the laptop, even using a mirror. done it on desktop, shoved it onto a usb stick and it'll be on the lappy in no time.

i also freed up 1gb of lappy hard drive space by removing starsuite, microsoft live applications and works.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #132799 Thurston Garden
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:27 pm

Although a lot have already been mentioned, there's a comprehensive list of most popular free software here
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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #150645 johnM
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:47 pm

mrsflibble wrote:nice to see some decent free software there.

I know many many people with peg-legs and parrots who get me things for a piece of eight.



Isn't this akin to being selfsufficientish with food by just stealing it from a shop?
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Re: Headstrongs Software list

Post: #150646 johnM
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:04 pm

room101 wrote:Just the one thing to say.... Ubuntu... :mrgreen:


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apparently very fast boot speed and better netbook hardware support in this verion, as well as many other improvements i'm sure :D

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