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  •  sure, I could do the 30th... (8+ / 0-)

    I didn't see figbash's comment before I tried to post (took about three tries...brand new work computer running IE8--sigh--wonder what the point of "new" is if you are going to be tied to "old").

    "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

    by klompendanser on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 11:19:57 AM PDT

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    •  I'm supposed to be getting (7+ / 0-)

      a new home computer next Friday - thankfully, cuz my current one is about 7 years old!).

      I'm sooooo looking forward to have something speedier.  Trying to search through digitized records with my current computer can be somewhat ... um ... challenging (It's a wonder that I haven't launched the gawd-damned thing out the window yet).

      Hopefully I won't have the kind of glitches you're referring to, though.

      Anyway, the 30th is yours!

      •  my home computer is about 5 years old (6+ / 0-)

        and beginning to get a little cranky, which has me  worried. It runs Vista, which I've had issues with, but I'm not liking Windows 2010 in a big way. Program compatibility problems are rampant ... I had to upgrade several things at home to work with Vista, and none of those upgraded versions appear to work with 2010. Particularly irritating is Adobe Acrobat Standard -- which is crucial to how I do genealogy record keeping (the "save as" options in Word are just too substandard and limited for me).

        It's a scam, I tell ya!

        /rant

        "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

        by klompendanser on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 12:19:45 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah, I can't upgrade to the current version (6+ / 0-)

          of Adobe Acrobat reader.  I tried, it wouldn't work, so I had to uninstall the new and re-install the old (9.0, I think).

          •  Acrobat 9 is incompatible as well (7+ / 0-)

            http://blogs.adobe.com/...

            At home, I had to upgrade from 7.0 to 8.0 to work with Vista. I absolutely am livid at the prospect of having to upgrade again just for compatibility -- there are no features in the new versions that are "must haves" for me, its only the "program compatibility" problems.

            (As for Acrobat Reader, I can't upgrade that either because I have the full standard program 8.0, so that's where my Reader has to stay--which I hardly use anyway, but all the same.)

            "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

            by klompendanser on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 12:50:30 PM PDT

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        •  Win7 (6+ / 0-)

          is what my new computer came with. After years of running XP, getting used to 7 hasn't been too bad. (I'm not proficient
          and don't cotton much to change). I tossed the coupon for 8 because I'd read nothing that made me think it was worth the agro of another learning curve.

          I use Carbnonite - haven't had a issue with compatibility
          for the XP files that they enabled me to move over. They talked me through the whole deal.

          Please join in the fight against PG&E proposal to use sonic cannons to map earthquake faults off the central coast of California ! http://tinyurl.com/cryjtkp

          by brook on Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 04:24:25 PM PDT

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