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Everything posted by darrelljon

  1. Why use Win 9x on new PCs in 2013?
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    Batch conversion HTML to DOCX

    Sorry I used to convert SHTML to PDF, but I think it does DOC too.
  3. What is the best way to batch convert multiple HTML files to DOCX? I understand the batch conversion wizard was removed from Word 2007, the version I have. I also have OpenOffice and LibreOffice.
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    Batch conversion HTML to DOCX

    Cheers. I ended up using Foxit PhantomPDF.
  5. I'm trying to access Business Objects XI for my work on my Vista laptop. It says it requries Internet Explorer 11 but the last version that worked on Vista was Internet Explorer 9. Is there a workaround to get IE11 running on Vista? Or are there any other browsers using the Trident 7 layout engine that might support running Business Objects on a Vista machine? Lunascape, Avant, Maxthon or Sleipnir? Which would be best? I've heard Maxthon has funny ideas about user privacy.
  6. Are you sure Lunascape doesn't have Trident 7? Lunascape appears to run on Vista.
  7. In Word 2016, how can I save documents to epub, mobi or wiki markup?
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    Why use Win 9x on new PCs in 2013?

    I agree. I do like creating these threads from time to time.
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    Any chance of an official re-release from Microsoft of Windows 98 with modern hardware support?
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    Why 9x > XP?

    I have quite a fondness for 98 and am reinstalling an old computer Thinkpad T41, but why should I use 98 over XP? I'm thinking of getting XP SP3. What are the advantages of 9x or 2000?
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    When its public domain, can I decompile it without risk of prosecution?
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    Doesn't this require Microsoft to release the source code? Or has it ever been leaked?
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    Why 9x > XP?

    Yeah, I'm mainly using it as a web browser with flash. I used Linux for a while - but recently set up WPA2 and various distros stopped connecting (could be the T41 internal wifi). Apart from that, I hate activation, bloat, real-time virus scanners and the upgrade cycle, I like Office 2K/OpenOffice (hate Office 2007 etc.) and it would be nice to play a few games from the 90s and I always found WINE and Dosbox a lot of hassle when games just black out. I like multi-user. I don't think I can be bothered with dual boot.
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    The Official Windows 9x is Dead Thread

    Very interesting thread, might try disabling javascript. But if you want a operating system for pentium IV era that supports OOBE >512Mb RAM >2Ghz CPU >64Gb+ HDD Supports wifi etc. Installs to RAM Next to no virus attacks then check out Puppy Linux 2 or 3 series. I did a little table here.
  15. http://allthingsd.com/20110601/exclusive-making-sense-of-what-we-just-learned-about-windows-8/?mod=tweet
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    Safety in computing

    In my corporate environment, the newest thing we are rolling out is Windows 98SE and NT4 for servers. We find it much better for securing data than XP, Vista, 7 etc.
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    8 year old bug in Linux discovered

    The point about the vulnerability of open-source software to bugs is the same. Thats true, however it was sort of a red herring. As deliberate distractions go, I'd say the news of an 8 year-old bug discovered in the Linux kernel was more of a red herring to distract from Linus' Law.
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    8 year old bug in Linux discovered

    The point about the vulnerability of open-source software to bugs is the same.
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    8 year old bug in Linux discovered

    The question really is "do many eyes make all bugs shallow?" - or why would closed source make bugs more identifiable? Does Linus' Law still stand or has it been undermined? "It just does, look at these statistics" isn't a good enough answer given the manipulability of selective statistics. It would be interesting to see if open-source OpenBSD suffers a comparable level of bugs?
  20. How do I make a 15x15 Excel spreadsheet?
  21. A lot of Win98 users seem concerned about security backdoors, speed of their OS or their budget. I think these users will simply migrate to ReactOS. I hope the die-hards start hacking ReactOS and contributing their extensive knowledge of Windows too.
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    Access Report

    How do I create a report with multiple records on one row in the detail section? Like in a database of addresses to create a report with a detail section; Downing Street 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 instead of Downing Street 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 I suppose you might call it a rowular report (as oppose to a columnular report).
  23. Is it possible to build a geo-database of photos with access? Also what would be the best way to store some with the same name?
  24. Is there a free E-Mail Client which can connect to Microsoft Exchange server? My mates using Outlook 98 but its a bit rubbish.
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    Local user profiles

    Is there a difference between where Windows XP can store user profiles (such as the desktop folder) and other operating systems? Can Windows XP only store user profiles locally even on a networked computer? Whereas Linux can store user profiles on a network? Is this the case with Windows Vista?