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[#] Thu Feb 11 2010 15:33:41 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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Yes, ClamWin is a separate, but distantly related, project to ClamAV (from what i've read).



[#] Thu Feb 11 2010 15:52:46 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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RTOOS.

[#] Fri Feb 12 2010 02:10:43 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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freaking touchpad and I keep touching it by mistake when I'm typing
and messing up everything I type.

One of the many things I've loved about Apple laptops is that I've never had this problem.

[#] Fri Feb 12 2010 05:51:14 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I'm irritated at my husband because I actually did some research and told him specifically that my laptop only has drivers for 32-bit and then he went and installed 64-bit anyway.

if he'd installed 32-bit, the whole thing wouldn't be a problem... though I would still have windows.

but again, this is a Dell issue, not an OS issue. Dell doesn't supply drivers for the touchpad for any OS better than XP or newer than vista.



[#] Fri Feb 12 2010 11:09:52 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Fri Feb 12 2010 05:51:14 AM EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

I'm irritated at my husband because I actually did some research and told him specifically that my laptop only has drivers for 32-bit and then he went and installed 64-bit anyway.

if he'd installed 32-bit, the whole thing wouldn't be a problem... though I would still have windows.

but again, this is a Dell issue, not an OS issue. Dell doesn't supply drivers for the touchpad for any OS better than XP or newer than vista.

Have you tried checking with Synaptic?



[#] Fri Feb 12 2010 17:30:25 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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but again, this is a Dell issue, not an OS issue. Dell doesn't supply
drivers for the touchpad for any OS better than XP or newer than
vista.

This does not make sense. If they certify for Vista, Micro$hit requires that they ship both 32 and 64 bit drivers. So I suppose the crap you're installing for Vista is actually XP drivers in a back-compat mode.

[#] Fri Feb 12 2010 19:24:58 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Thu Feb 11 2010 03:10:44 PM EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored
Harbard - I can't look it up right now, but I think ClamWin, if I remember it correctly, does support Win32. It's a seperate project from ClamAV proper, but uses their definitions.

Thanks!!  I'll give that a try.



[#] Fri Feb 12 2010 19:25:46 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Thu Feb 11 2010 03:10:44 PM EST from athos-mn @ Uncensored
Harbard - I can't look it up right now, but I think ClamWin, if I remember it correctly, does support Win32. It's a seperate project from ClamAV proper, but uses their definitions.

 



[#] Sat Feb 13 2010 17:32:44 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Fri Feb 12 2010 05:30:25 PM EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored
but again, this is a Dell issue, not an OS issue. Dell doesn't supply
drivers for the touchpad for any OS better than XP or newer than
vista.

This does not make sense. If they certify for Vista, Micro$hit requires that they ship both 32 and 64 bit drivers. So I suppose the crap you're installing for Vista is actually XP drivers in a back-compat mode.

Lovely... in any case, turns out that someone had actually done the research and found a properly compatible driver, and my sister actually found a post on a forum that told me what driver it was, and my problem is settled. I am no longer having cursor-jumping-around-the-screen issues, and it's done the way it should be - if I unplug the USB mouse, the touchpad comes back to life, meaning that if the USB mouse gets lost/dies/etc, I don't have to scramble around for another or tab my way through interminable menus to get functionality back when I have a pointing device available.



[#] Mon Feb 22 2010 08:03:50 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://gawker.com/5472256/extreme-makeovers-for-geeky-microsoft-execs

microsoft to style their managers for hipster target audience.



[#] Mon Feb 22 2010 17:56:14 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So, I had this funny problem.

I need to use DirectDraw for something, and I'm having to learn my way around it. I downloaded some code that gives several examples of how to do certain things, and I wanted to compile it.

Of course, I also needed the latest Microsoft Platform SDK (which, as I learned, they're now just calling a 'Windows' SDK instead of 'Platform'), since they moved a bunch of headers into that.

Oh, but they moved the headers around some more, such that what I'm looking for lives in some sub-folder of the 'samples' folder. Fine, fine...

I compile the sample, and it forces a compile of the sample (because it depends upon it), but it fails to link, complaining about the debug symbols being corrupted. Of course, this also happens in release now, because Microsoft loves to include debug symbols in their release libs, too, these days.

I'm hunting for over an hour to understand what the hell is going on. I'm using the latest compiler, the latest SDK... everything is up-to-date, so why the fuck isn't it compiling? I learn that people compiling with VC++ 6.0 would be shit out of luck these days, as the platform SDK is built using the newer compilers, who have incompatible debug symbols (which seemed to be exactly what I was having to deal with), but I couldn't find anyone who would having trouble going from VC++ 2008 to the latest SDK.

What. The. Fuck.

In the end, it turns out that when I double-click the sample's stupid Solution file (which brings up the IDE), it's bringing up 2005, not 2008.

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 00:05:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Sounds "innovative" !

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 05:50:43 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I really must uninstall 2005 sometime.  That turd was soo stinky.



[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 10:53:53 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Speaking of oracle, I have to say, if you expend enough energy, you can make a big fat stinky piece of shit work.
not that oracle is exactly that, but it certainly is big.
Last night I downloaded oracle 11g, installed the personal edition. It took like an hour to download and install all the bits.
but when it was done, the server was up, and I was able to log in, make an account and start working on it.
Zero hiccups.
It was a pretty vanilla install on a fairly new XP machine, but still it was nice to not have to fight with it since I know nothing about installing oracle.

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 11:48:27 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I seem to recall hating Oracle installs. Maybe because I couldn't just make a package to install in some default fashion... I absolutely *had* to go through their stupid Java installer for everything, and I loathed it.

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 12:58:14 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Having never tried to install oracle before, I ran the setup.exe it fired up something called the universal installer, which then fired up this pretty java gui, and it just all worked.
I just clicked next a lot. That's kinda what I meant by if you let them work on it long enough they can make it just work.

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 13:05:15 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah... they nag you about a lot of things in their install.

I get it, but sheesh... when you find yourself having to re-image machines several times in a day, and one of those machines is the thing that installs the ODBC drivers, and you have to run that stupid installer of theirs just for the ODBC driver, you learn to hate it with a passion.

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 15:28:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Just think ... now that Oracle owns Java they'll *really* force it down your throat.

At least it isn't .NET

[#] Tue Feb 23 2010 17:11:27 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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 At least it isn't .NET


I learned .NET was a heartless bastard recently.

Had to go back to WinXP momentarily because my Beta license of Win7 was running out... (long story),

so I had to go through the mountain of updates, one of them was "XP-Security-XPSP3 (Service Pack 3)" and the other big one was ".NET Framework Security Update". 

(Note: Win7 already has these and there is no update for them in the new OS.)

also, the included the new .NET fix in SP3.. so it installed .NET twice.. one after another, with different library versions in each, so it completely messed up my system.

Note to self: Do MANUAL updates next time.

I promptly reformatted with Ubuntu9.10, bought a cheap-o underground friend-to-friend-transaction Win7 Product Key ($65), and dual boot with that as secondary now... Ubuntu9.10 is primary of course...

Lesson Learned: Usually, the latest software is the best way to go, don't try updating a broken system with a broken update, and use Linux as Primary ALWAYS.



[#] Wed Feb 24 2010 07:53:10 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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