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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:06 am 
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As if anyone still needs one...................

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/17/microsoft-browser-idUSL1E8KHDBT20120917?type=companyNews&feedType=RSS


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:24 am 
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Really? I've been exploiting IE's bugs since i know myself :)

Just stop using IE, and never come back. IE always been the main security backdoor to user's data.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:00 pm 
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One reason why I like IE is the favorites directory, where each favorite is an individual file. That makes it very easy to backup and organize. It comes handy, because I wipe my C: drive often (actually I use Acronis True Image to restore it).

Is there another browser with a similar favorites directory?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Opera seems okay for favorites, but half of the websites don't work there anymore... Good browser for opening lots and lots of tabs, if you put the tab panel sideways.
Chrome's favorites may be the best as it's possible to store them online and sync them with different computers, but the rest of favorites UI is kinda akward for me. "most visited" screen is useful, no need to type the addresses, no need to go into favs to pick most visited sites. Again, logging-in into the browser seems rather big hit on the personal security (big brotha watchin'), yet they already know you if you log-in into one of their "services" - they know who you are, what do you want (google search, gmail), where do you are and go (maps) and what do you watch (youtube). It's a matter of time and will to put this information together and call police. Vive el google! Fortunately enough, they use this information just for ads. Maybe they sell it to the gov domain.

Try http://delicio.us, i liked them once.

Chrome is the one, for me. Firefox seems trying hard to be chrome's knock-off.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Thanks for the helpful reply. I used to like opera too. I guess I need to try chrome again.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:16 pm 
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You know, I can swear that my new desktop was working a lot better with 64-bit windows. Much less bloating, and I can´t remember a single program hanging up.

Unfortunately, my trusty RME soundcard doesn´t have 64-bit drivers. So I had to install 32-bit windows and there seems to be problems now and then.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:30 pm 
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Would be nice to get a newer RME soundcard, and go 192KHz with my dac. And go to windows 64-bit.

Like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RME-Hammerfall- ... 1e722b7801

The thing is, the risks outweight it for me. I don´t ever want to pay high customs taxes again.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:04 am 
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Opera can store the bookmarks online too.
For Windows Phone, there is even an app to get the bookmarks.

I like Opera and Chrome the most.

Regarding soundcard:
This one has 64bit drivers and AKM DAC/ADC:
http://www.esi-audio.com/products/julia/

And as PCI-e version:
http://www.esi-audio.com/products/juliaxte/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:20 pm 
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alexandre wrote:
One reason why I like IE is the favorites directory, where each favorite is an individual file. That makes it very easy to backup and organize. It comes handy, because I wipe my C: drive often (actually I use Acronis True Image to restore it).

Is there another browser with a similar favorites directory?

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Alex


You can tell Firefox to backup the bookmarks to wherever or export your bookmarks to a HTML file.

You can all use the FEBE extension to backup stuff on a regular basis.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Hi

When i want to restore my C: drive, which is often, I just open the file manager and copy a few important files and directories to D:. Then I use Acronis to restore the C:. It´s very quick.

Having the bookmarks as files makes it a bit quicker and easier, both when backing up and when trying to locate an old bookmark buried somewhere on the D: drive.

Zinsula, the ESI looks interesting, maybe it is as good as an RME. These are excellent.

Edit: Notice that the RME uses DB15 and DB9 connectors, this is very good. Better and cheaper than RCA or 1/4.

I could connect my dac to the soundcard via a single S-Video cable, with DB9 connectors. Spdif in to the soundcard to slave it to the clock on the dac.

Right now I use optical spdif in/out to the soundcard. But i´d like to go to 192KHz and optical doesn´t go. Neither does my current card. Anyway, I´ll keep going like this now.

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Get a Mac
Over the years I had so many Windows troubles....

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