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by mutterer
Fri Oct 13, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why I changed to Firefox...
Replies: 23
Views: 7259

Re: Why I changed to Firefox...

I have just installed Avant 11 -15 after trying a number of browsers over the last few months. I also have installed Firefox 2b2. I appreciate all the arguments about security etc, but Firefox is sooooooooo sloooooooooooooow, both in loading and page display. Yes I know I have an old PC, and yes I a...
by mutterer
Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Why are you interested in orca? (non-poll poll)
Replies: 38
Views: 18418

Re: Why are you interested in orca? (non-poll poll)

I use Orca a lot, because it is small, fast and very adaptable. Like Avant I have almost all the options turned off. I worry that the next release will have lots of extra features that I don't use and will be bigger and slower. This is why I have given up completely on Firefox. What would be ideal i...
by mutterer
Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Older Kit & 98SE
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Older Kit & 98SE

Has anybody else tried the latest Beta on an older PC running W98SE?

I had a go and it seemed slow, rather like F***f*x, (but not nearly as bad) so have gone back to 10.1 Build 29 for the time being.
by mutterer
Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: Which skin should be the default?
Replies: 44
Views: 15952

Re: Which skin should be the default?

BlueHayze2 or Noia Warm, won't use anything else.
by mutterer
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Microsoft's homepage (beta)
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: New Microsoft's homepage (beta)

Yuk.
by mutterer
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Thunderbird 1.5
Replies: 8
Views: 4889

Re: Thunderbird 1.5

OE Freebie Backup works quite well. Anyway T'Bird is now ex T'Bird, I had to use Eudora to import the messages back to OE, a few seem to have gone astray but nothing of any consequence. I suspect that 99% of the messages could be binned, anything important I save as text in an appropriate folder (So...
by mutterer
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Thunderbird 1.5
Replies: 8
Views: 4889

Re: Thunderbird 1.5

I'm inclined to agree. I've tried loads of these things & OE seems to the the most simple to set up and run. I know there may be security issues but as long as the preview pane is turned off together with HTML support then it's probably as good as anything else. Whatever.. T'Bird is following Firefo...
by mutterer
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Thunderbird 1.5
Replies: 8
Views: 4889

Thunderbird 1.5

I keep reading how good this software is, there is a long article in this weeks MicroMart. I have been using it for some time and find it really slooooooooooow and overspecified for what I need. Can anybody recommend an e-mail client that is small, fast, runs on W98SE on an older PC (AMD K6-2 500) a...
by mutterer
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS KB 823559
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

PUI cannot find the update so I assume that it has not installed. I will try the MS suggested workaround instead.

Good little app. Thanks for the suggestion.
by mutterer
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS KB 823559
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

Did that a couple of days ago. It cured the problem of not being able to repair IE6, so that I can now talk to my router, but it still shows on Windows Update both as a required update and as an installed update. The update does not shown in Add/Remove programs, which it should do, so I guess that i...
by mutterer
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS KB 823559
Replies: 5
Views: 2150

MS KB 823559

Has anybody else had problems with this update? Every time I go to Windows update I am told that I need to D'load it, but if I look at the installed updates screen it's there 6 times already. I have tried a Google but there is very little info, however one poster claims that you need to remove this ...
by mutterer
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Avant & Win98SE
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Just installed 10.40 after not using Avant for a few weeks, and it is freezing again running under W98SE. This is a proper fumble round the back for the little switch type freeze. Not using the AB extension pack this time. Firewall is Tiny 2.0.15A. AVir is Clamwin (not resident) I shall go back to 1...
by mutterer
Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Orca security question
Replies: 14
Views: 5714

Steve Gibson has a link to a patch on grc.com which he claims will protect W2K and up. I quote: "Ilfak Guilfanov (see GREEN box below) produced a highly-effective true patch which successfully suppresses all known exploitable vulnerabilities for anyone using Windows 2000, XP, server 2003, or 64-bit ...
by mutterer
Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Still getting the little white box
Replies: 14
Views: 7511

Sorry Foxmail, forgetting my manners.

Thanks very much, it works a treat and will be a great relief for all of us forgotten/ignored Win98 & ME users out there.

Does anybody know how many are still on 98/ME? I bet it's a **** of a lot.
by mutterer
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Interesting Firefox Article
Replies: 13
Views: 4546

I've used FFox for about 2 years. Upgraded to 1.5 and it was noticably slower than previous versions. No particular problems with it but I prefer 1.07 (I use a 3rd party build by Stipes which is faster than the official build). Now that the Little White Box problem in Orca has been circumvented I wi...
by mutterer
Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Zone Alarm - Old Versions
Replies: 8
Views: 3917

Tiny is up and running, much like Kerio. PC is noticably(?) quicker.

Seems very simple to use, thanks for the tip.

We will bring our own bottles and rags, but get the unleaded locally.
by mutterer
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Still getting the little white box
Replies: 14
Views: 7511

Many thanks.

Orca is now the perfect browser (except for Avant or course).

Time to dump Firefox yet again.
by mutterer
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Zone Alarm - Old Versions
Replies: 8
Views: 3917

It was the word "rules" that did it. I will however download it and give Tiny a Twirl.

By the way we will be in Newcastle next autumn (probably at the Swallow in Gateshead, so if you hear more sirens than usual you will know we have arrived.
by mutterer
Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Archives
Topic: Still getting the little white box
Replies: 14
Views: 7511

It worked!

Do I use this file to always start Orca, or is it a one off thing?
by mutterer
Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Software Reviews
Topic: Zone Alarm - Old Versions
Replies: 8
Views: 3917

Thanks I may give it a try. However I do like my software to be mean and lean, which is why I was interested in the older versions. I read a post on another forum (I can't remember which one) that lamented the bloat in recent ZA versions and suggested that (I think) 2.6 or 2.7 was the best. I have t...