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Re: Computer Help Desk
« Reply #240 on: June 28, 2016, 08:39:58 AM »
Yes, I understand that. But I already have 1TB with Dropbox where only a small part is used for other work stuff (I use it for daily backups of WordPress sites). The idea isn't that it should be a backup, as such, but that I can use the same desktop files on each machine - handy when I travel and stuff that is traveling through Desktop will end up in a backed up place anyway so I should not find myself accidentally deleting stuff any more than I already do now (which is very rarely) and I still have the Recycle Bin for those times. If an 'accident' happens again I will be safe, just get to work on another machine and then add the share back to a new hard drive.

Fortunately, most of the stuff that was a problem on the Desktop was already replicated on one of my laptops, I keep Zips of all my content acquisitions and all I really lost was the notes I was making for the automation of content posting and image tagging and my coder has everything except my most recent late night notes.
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Re: Computer Help Desk
« Reply #241 on: August 13, 2016, 08:34:06 AM »
Linux Mint on rigs I don't want to mess with much. Arch for learning things and forcing sporadic migraines...:-) I have Linux Mint 18 running on a 2011 Macbook Air. Runs like a champ. Also use OSX on latest Macbook Pro. Retina display with pixel doubling is great for the eyes :-) Yes, I'm posting this from a Windows laptop. Have to stay current because both of my wives and kids (two in University) all use windows. I am the resident tech support serf. Convinced one of my sons to use a Chromebook. Once he adjusted it has been painless for him. Yes, Moby...they all run Chrome :-)

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Re: Computer Help Desk
« Reply #242 on: September 24, 2016, 06:30:27 AM »
Hi Boris

My coz in Manchester persuaded me to dual boot a new WINDOWS HP laptop into Mint..

I was initially impressed ...best Linux used to Windows / Macs so far..

Then hit DNS issues that date back years - not fixed - websites would not load unless using ip addresses  - fixed my entering 8.8.8.8 ( Google DNS) into connection settings for internet

SKYPE - AGE OLD issue with audio sounding crummy unless adding pulseaudio ...

I uninstalled it - as these little things proved that essential stuff is still not fixed -despite being known about for 3 plus years.

Lastly, I login from overseas - using teamviewer - and one cannot reboot a Linux PC - useless

Now left with  a grub dual boot menu that /fixmbr does not remove :) Have to press F9 and choose windows..

I want to use Linux - but until these longterm issues get sorted .. my Teamviewer host is a Desktop PC running WIN 7



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Re: Computer Help Desk - sky hates modern tech and really is Russophobic
« Reply #243 on: September 24, 2016, 06:45:02 AM »
Tried to watch Man Utd v Leicester

Running Win 10 and Chrome browser


1/ tells me 'can't work' - you aren't using English lang and/ or in correct time zone ?  I am on UK English and correct time zone as default..Removed Russian (and French) - SOLVED ? They weren't the defaults ...?

2/ Retry  - ''The browser you are using no longer supports watching TV on this website.
Don't worry you can keep using this service on your computer via other browsers like Internet Explorer. - I use Google Chrome...

''We're sorry for any inconvenience this change may cause.''

3/Try Microsoft Edge - the replacement for Explorer  ''You’ve stumbled upon some vintage web tech
This website runs on older) technology and will only work in Internet Explorer. ''

After a week when I had my first SKY Q install - in a property that has been restored and all rooms have ethernet ports - the SKY guy insisted in using 5 GHz Wifi - '' works better and we aren't trained for cable'' - leaving booster boxes in stupid places, to eliminate - (they didn't) blind spots - so I removed them and set up wired in two minutes while he watched - and could put TV where I wanted it -and receiver behind darkened glass ..

I have to wonder if SKY realise it is 2016 and lots of people speak more than English and they like to watch tv where they want it - not where SKY's 'wifi' will (not ) ... reach.