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questions about FTP server software and which do you recommend

Q: questions about FTP server software and which do you recommend

ok i was messing around with ftp programs and i got bulletftp program to work and my friend using cuteftp was able to connect and we shared files. im on dsl and he is on cable. bad thing is that the fastest we could get steady was about 30k a second. is this normal? is there better software for speed and one that allows both of us to edit eachother's hard drives? im new to this ftp thing any feedback would be cool thanks

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Why not use the Windows 7 VPN client.
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A:Recommend me a DNS Server for Win Pro 64Bit ?

You dont need DNS if its on your own network.

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A:Recommend me some software

You should click "Report" and ask that your Thread be transfered to the "Business Applications" Forum, if help doesn't quickly come along here.

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A:What O/S do you recommend for my Dell T105 Workstation/server?

Hi there Dave,

Windows Home Server would be fine if you was just going to use it as a multi-media hub or even what I prefer to use is Windows Server 2008 just incase I want to do other things and run other applications etc...

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This thread should probably have been located in the backup and recovery section.

Maybe a mod will move it there.

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Paste the link to your browser and check it out.

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Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy

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Windows Server 2003: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide) by Martin S Matthews (Paperback - April 11, 2003)


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Hi everyone A few months ago I downloaded and installed two pieces of software one called ErrorSmart and the other called Rollback RX When performing a spyware virus scan a day or so ago Spybot identified ErrorSmart as a threat and asked to remove it Can anyone here tell me whether ErrorSmart questions Software is regarded as a sound piece of software Moving on Software questions to Rollback RX A while back I had some problems after suffering a virus attack on my PC I used Rollback RX to recover to an earlier time that day and before the virus attack After successfully restoring to the selected earlier time the PC continued to run just fine for a few hours before developing the same type of problems that were experienced after the original attack It was as if after Rollback and restore the clock just ticked away the minutes between beginning and end of the rollback period and then re-launched the same problems all over again a bit like like taking the arm off of a vinyl record just before it reaches a bad scratch and then placing the arm back on the record near the beginning - I mean eventually it s just going to arrive back at the bad part of the record again or in this case of my PC the same point in time where the original problem kicked-in So my question here must be does anyone have any experience of either of these two softwares and whether they are generally regarded as useful or not I mean they both came with glowing reports Oh one other thing Before installation of Rollback I had to decompress my hard drive Now it could just be a co-incidence but since that time I seem to have had nothing but problems with speed and performance So is it advantageous to have a compressed drive or not Any thoughts on either both issues would be gratefully received nbsp

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As far as your problems with ErrorSmart, I am not very familiar with the software. However, I would like to offer some words of advice concerning some things that I have seen online concerning the software. Although the software claims to improve performance, I generally consider it a policy of my own to pay these types of software no attention. Adding utilities such as ErrorSmart to your computer many times means adding additional processes to your computer. These processes can be intrusive to software on your computer as well. This could be the reason that it is considered to be adware. The label of adware is given to software sometimes even if it is not an immediate threat. The software could merely be deemed as unnecessary. This could mean that the software would be "dead-weight" to your system resources. As far as maximizing performance, I usually try to keep it as simple as possible. Keep your hard drive defragged and try to have as little startup software as possible. This is software that automatically loads when your computer is booted. While some software may benefit from running at startup, this is not necessary a lot of the time. One last thing, try to keep as few cookies on your computer as possible. Cookies stored by your internet browsers can be tracking cookies which are considered to be threats to your system and perhaps its performance. As far as rollback, I am not familiar at all with that type of utility. I apologize. Hope some of this helps. Good luck!
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You know how you think of something you dont know the answer to and it bugs you all the time but you keep forgetting to ask Yeah well I have quite a few strangely I remembered a lot of them recently maybe because I started taking my ADD medicine since my knee is healed enough I have to go back to software questions... A lot of school today I ve looked around Google and forums and such but nothing is A lot of software questions... like myself asking the question and reading suggestions I ve had a DVD burner Sony s DVD -RW DRU- A for a few months now got it for my b-day But I havent gotten around to actually learning how to convert videos burn DVD s make custom menus and all I was wondering what programs you guys recommend I want to be able to take mpg s avi s ogm s a lot have codecs like divx xvid on them and so on and be able to put them on the DVD and make my own menus and stuff I ve got years worth of digital pictures And they take up a nice amount I think like gb So I was thinking of ways to decrease the size of all of them without rar ing them or something And if I recall I believe some of them are set to resolutions like xwhatever So I ve always been wondering if there was a program that could take a whole bunch of selected pictures and downsize them all to a certain resolution Hmm I kinda forgot a lot of questions now For those of you who use mIRC do you prefer a certain script I ve used nnScript for the longest time but I think I might want a change I was looking at Invision too Lately I ve been interested into looking about reverse-compiling decompiling Not for illegal purposes but just something to mess around with when I m bored and just something to learn and know So does anyone recommend tutorials or books to check out Oh hmm What else Stupid horrible memory Instead of actually going through mp s one by one cleaning up ID tags and adding content is there some good software to actually automate the process Kinda like how WMP or Winamp query s databases to add the record info to the tag s while ripping the CD I ve been messing around with Photoshop for like years now off and on getting the hang of it because I m not as fast at doing it like some other people I ve looked around at tutorials and such but they re either complicated or rely WAY to much on filters not that their a bad thing Any of you recommend some good sites with PS tut s I m one of those people that use Remote Access programs all the time I have the servers and viewers on all the computers in the house Just makes things a lot easier I ve tried a lot of different ones I used RAdmin for the longest time then they upgraded to and ran out of trial time But I absolutely loved it had all the features you could wish for But I ve tried others as well GoToMyPc x x Im In Touch and a few others I m currently using RealVNC Enterprise Edition but it just doesnt have all the features that RAdmin does like setting retrieving the clipboard file-transfers and all of that Any of you recommend one Or should I just buy a license for RAdmin Hmm cant think of the others I wanted to ask But I suppose this can be the last for now Say a firehouse asks you to make a site for them they want it to be simple but pretty nice They want to be able to add news and pictures to it after a fire-call a drill or something to the sort What would you make it out of HTML PHP ASP And would you rather use Dreamweaver or Frontpage and you can have either a nix or Windows server so compatibility isnt a problem I ve got other questions but they pertain to a different section of the forum Well maybe I ll remember the other questions some other time I sure hope my list of questions isnt to long or seem annoying I appreciate anyones comments suggestions nbsp

A:A lot of software questions...

HMMMMMMMMM......thats a truckload of questions. well, here's what i have to say:

1) I've had a DVD burner (Sony's DVD+-RW1 (DRU-540A)) for a few months now, got it for my b-day... But I havent gotten around to actually learning how to convert videos, burn DVD's make custom menus and all... I was wondering what programs you guys recommend... I want to be able to take mpg's, avi's, ogm's ( a lot have codecs like divx/xvid on them) and so on, and be able to put them on the DVD and make my own menus and stuff.Click to expand...

I assume u have all the codecs for converting and watching dvds. To convert dvds to divx, I use this program: Gordian Knot. go to this site: This site is just perfect for beginners and experts equally. Its got guides that tell u very clearly how to work with the program. Just follow those and u can make perfect rips of ur own. For creating DVD menus, and backing up DVDs, use Ulead Movie Factory and DVD Shrink respectively. Both u can download, but they might be trial versions. Also try Nero. It can burn DVDs, as well as make menus. Most writers come with Nero as bundled software.

2) I've got years worth of digital pictures.. And they take up a nice amount, I think like 1.3gb... So I was thinking of ways to decrease the size of all of them without rar'ing them or something... And if I recall, I believe some of them are set to resolutions like 1600xwhatever... So, I've always been wondering if there was a program that could take a whole bunch of selected pictures and downsize them all to a certain resolution...Click to expand...

As far as I know, there is no program that will downsize images or compress them. If those pics are in jpg format, then its already a compressed format. so u cant compress it further. And why do u want to downsize it anyway?? If u do then u can wave goodbye to the image clarity or resolution. for downsizing images, u can use plain old MSPaint in Windows XP.

3) For those of you who use mIRC, do you prefer a certain script? I've used nnScript for the longest time, but I think I might want a change, I was looking at Invision too.Click to expand...

No comments........

4) Lately I've been interested into looking about reverse-compiling/decompiling... Not for illegal purposes, but just something to mess around with when I'm bored, and just something to learn and know So does anyone recommend tutorials or books to check out?Click to expand...

ok u r looking for Disassembly. try this link:

5) Instead of actually going through mp3's one by one cleaning up ID3 tags, and adding content, is there some good software to actually automate the process? Kinda like how WMP, or Winamp query's databases to add the record info to the tag's while ripping the CD?Click to expand...

If u have used WMP to rip CDs, then download WMP10. Its got inbuilt MP3 ripping together with WMA ripping. I use Musicmatch Jukebox 7.1 for ripping, playing, library management, CD writing (occasionally, not recommended), ID3 tagging and playlist making. The Afterdawn site i mentioned earlier, has a program called EAC which is used by all professional rippers, for making the ultimate mp3s. I highly recommend it. Of course, it has ID3 tagging capability, and u wont have to do it mp3 by mp3. Read the mp3 making guide too, before u start.

6) I've been messing around with Photoshop for like 2 years now off and on, getting the hang of it because I'm not as fast at doing it like some other people... I've looked around at tutorials and such, but they're either complicated, or rely WAY to much on filters (not that their a bad thing). Any of you recommend some good sites with PS tut's?Click to expand...

try these links:
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I would like to know if they make any of these two programs for XP.

#1 I am looking for a program that I can password protect my system before windows starts. Something that you just cant hit cancel and go on the pc. I would like one that actally works as a gaurd.

#2 A program that can record exactly what is on your pc screen. Thanks fellas

A:Two Software Questions...

1- Try enabling a BIOS password. Depending on the type of PC you have (Dell, IBM, etc...) there is a different key to press to get into the BIOS. It should appear on the screen as you boot up.

2- Are you looking for an actual recording, or just various screen shots? If you're just looking for screenshots, you can hit ALT-PRTSCRN which will save the screen to the clipboard, and then you can go into any picture editor (MSPAINT comes with Windows), and go to EDIT, then PASTE and you will have your screenshot. Be sure to save the file! As far as video recording, not sure on that one. Sorry...
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I bought a home built computer from a friend that is pretty good with computers. It worked great and I had no problems with it but decided to build an upgraded one myself. I used the hard drive from the old one and have started getting a message that the Windows home build system software isn't registered properly or some nonsense like that. The system still works fine but I get this message after the computer is on a while. Upgrades from Windows seem to work fine. Since this started, I read where OEM software only works with the original motherboard. Could this be the source of the notifications? If so, can I buy another OEM software and re-install it over the old one without loosing everything? Does it have to be ultimate version or can I use home premium?

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If you changed the mobo then OEM version dies with the old mobo. Sometimes with a good reason MS phone activation will activate it for you anyway.

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If not you can buy online at a major retailer like NewEgg or Amazon and insert a new OEM product Key at Computer>Properties Activation link to activate it. If for some reason that link doesn't appear then use the slmgr command below to insert key and activate.

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