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    Serves you all right for using PCs ...
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    What are you using David?
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    XP has been good to me over the past 7 years ... and I have kept up with all the updates, so I am at SP3 as well. When the fun ride ends, I will then update to Windows 7 or its successors.
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    Colin,

    No need to uninstall. Just make sure you have default set up on your choosen search engine. When you are installing new programmes they often have a box pre-ticked (i.e. Set Yahoo as my searcg engine. ) Just make sure you have unticked the box before proceeding. I have used firefox and found it very good. I have to use IE as one of the major programmes will only work with it, but I have had no trouble with the latest version.

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    I use XP at work, in fact I fought against any Vista upgrades - it's still possible to buy a machine with XP on it from Dell!!.

    However, at home I use a Mac ... if I could get one for work I'd throw the laptop running XP in the bin straight away!

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    @ Teddy, yep, IE is needed by MS Office and surprisingly some parts of Control Panel, I tried deleting IE completely, manage with Open Office instead of MS Office, but loss of bits of Control Panel are a bit of a pain, what's more deleting IE still leaves bits of it lying around, so when you try and admit defeat and re install it you can't because of the bits you can't get rid of, the same sort of thing applies with Acrobat reader, it's impossible to delete all of it, and the bits left stop you re installing.

    The only way out is the "third world virus" otherwise known as Format C: I'm just waiting for a couple of free days to do that and the re-installing that follows!
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    Further to the above, I did contemplate Ubuntu Linux, but quite a few of the applications I rely on don't have a Linux version, also there is no Linux driver for my colour laser so I can't win!
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Unfortunately I have to use IE at work as one of the most important pieces of software I use was designed specifically to work with it. There is no way out.

    teddy

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    I had no probs with windows XP, but Vista [on my desk top] can be a sod at times, it is eventually coming right but just as likely to throw a wobbly at any time, my desk top is a Dell and that has a very useful feature feature [Dell restore] I have used it twice to clean up, it scrubs every thing that you have added and restores the computer to the condition it was in when new, so long as you back up [ on a separate HD] you are safe, but you still finish up with IE, it will be interesting to see what the new IE is like.
    teddy, I have firefox installed and the present version does seem to be a lot easier to live with. but I am so used to IE
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    Talking of computers when did your addiction start



    And is it really bad????

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    reminds me of my youngest daughter. A facebook freak. I can't understand these people who spend all their time on forums.

    teddy

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    I agree teddy what are they about eh? I say what are they about?
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    I know someone who took two laptops and a playstation3 with him for a three-day trip. Talk about computer-addictions!

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    At least my desk is tidy

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    I use the sharp end of my tongue predominantly, but I also use an iMac.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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