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2answers
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Consumer power over Ethernet [closed]

Power over Ethernet has been around for years now, and is used in business and industrial settings, but I haven’t seen any good consumer PoE devices.Am I not looking in the right places, or are PoE ...
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18answers
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How do I delete a folder that's in use?

Sometimes when I'm working in Windows I'll get this prompt when I try to delete a directory:Folder In UseThe action can't be completed because the folder is open in another programClose the folder ...
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5answers
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How can I get VirtualBox to play nicely with dual monitors?

I use VirtualBox to run a Ubuntu x64 guest under a Vista x64 host with a 19" and 15" monitor. I enable seamless mode in VirtualBox, but the windows don't actually move anywhere other than the ...
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7answers
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Does Ethernet over Power Lines work well for home networking?

I am considering putting a computer in my garage (geek alert) and my wireless signal is simply to weak to get through all of the concrete, steel, etc.I've seen products at Fry's for Ethernet over ...
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5answers
2k views

What is the best way to watch internet movies (Hulu, etc.) on my TV?

I have a TV in a room that can only get wireless access to my home network. Without having to drag one of my PCs into the room, what is the best (cheapest) way to watch online movies?
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2answers
360 views

Connecting a MIDI Controller to CentOS5

Edit: I'm trying a different tack at the problem, by using /dev/midi with C.Hello all! I recently got a Akai MPD24 MIDI controller, as part of a piece of software I'm writing. I'm looking to use the ...
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1answer
665 views

encryption software for portable media, that works on both Mac OSX and Windows

I'm looking for software that can encrypt portable media (hard drive or thumb drive) in such a way that it's transparent to the OS, and is portable between Mac OSX and Windows. (trying to regularly ...
3
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4answers
243 views

Default Windows Vista Install: What general changes to improve speed?

I remember there were guides for Windows XP on all of the unnecessary services and things that you could turn off in a default install to make the system a bit more 'snappy'.There were also specific ...
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6answers
903 views

Default Windows 7 Install: What to change to make it faster?

I remember there were guides for Windows XP on all of the unnecessary services and things that you could turn off in a default install to make the system a bit more 'snappy'. Is there such a guide ...
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7answers
2k views

Portable apps for Linux?

Asking this question got me thinking - are there portable apps available for Linux? I know a lot of simple tools can be run in a standalone fashion, but will I run into security limitations with ...
1
vote
3answers
406 views

Drobo Stops Responding on Vista x64

I use a Drobo for all of my backups. Most of the time it works exactly as advertised, but sometimes the computer thinks that it's no longer connected. The lights on the Drobo show it still thinks it's ...
4
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8answers
164 views

Software to get audio from home DVDs?

Not for illegal use! I have some home movies and footage from a wedding, and I'd like to easily 'rip' or extract the audio to WAV/MP3/etc. If the audio came off as one big file, I am proficient ...
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7answers
1k views

What's the most popular portable applications manager? [closed]

I have a bunch of applications I carry around on a small flash drive, but I find it hard to keep everything up to date. I know about portableapps.com, but are there any other websites / repositories / ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

How often should I defragment drives formatted as NTFS?

I've heard claims from some people that you don't need to defragment hard drives formatted as NTFS (perhaps even from Microsoft at one time), while others say it needs considerably less defragmenting ...
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2answers
138 views

Consolidating network devices to save on power bills

I currently have a Cable modem (with VOIP) which my Dlink DI-614+ (revB) plugs into.Into the Dlink I have my network printer, and my Vonage DLink VOIP box connected.I would love to consolidate ...

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