[Tutor] OT: need computer advice from wise Tutors
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 27 16:41:12 CEST 2010
"Marc Tompkins" <marc.tompkins at gmail.com> wrote
> having no default email client (what sort of two-bit operating
>> doesn't have an email client in 2010?);
> Jesus, you _miss_ Outlook Express? Seriously: the new default is
> Like it, don't like it, but it's really not as if you can't get your
I will miss OE. I actually quite like it, its simple but has all the
I need for both email and newrgroups. I tried thunderbird and use it
on my Linux box but on windows I usually revert to OE.
And its lots better than webmail which is only useful for occasional
browsing. But I get around 200 plus emails a day (and sometimes the
same again in news messages) and trying to manage that on webmail
is a nightmare - and you can't read it while offline. I really need an
offline mail client.
> Just like XP and Vista, you're asked during installation whether you
> want to
> allow or disallow automatic updates. If you breeze past that
> question, then
> - just like in XP and Vista - you can right-click on the little icon
> appears in your system tray (oops, I mean "notification area.")
OOh. I've never noticed the icon - what does it look like? I didn't
do the install so had no say in the decision for work, but for my
home PC I'd much rather decide if/when I do "upgrades" - I've had
too mamy Windows upgrades kill my PC to the point of needing
> To paraphrase, "what sort of two-bit ISP doesn't have a webmail site
But webmail is no good if you've used up your bandwidth.
A background client might just have received the warning
before the quota went bang...
> - Better wireless networking. Coming out of sleep or hibernation,
> it used
> to take up to a minute and a half to connect to a known wireless
I'll need to check that - I've just gotten used to going for a coffee
boot up - it usually takes me around 5 minutes for everything to get
started so I've never noticed the WiFi changes.
> - Seriously improved multi-monitor support. I've loved using dual
I only user this when doing powerpoint presentations but I'll need
to take a closer look.
Thanks for sharing your comments, even if this thread is seriously
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