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Old 07-01-2012, 03:38   #21
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Okay, I'm surfing with Chrome now, and it has imported my Firefox bookmarks, etc., but from which decade I don't know. A very long time ago, at any rate. I wonder how I can get my most recent bookmarks imported? Perhaps if Firefox were running concurrently, Chrome would know that those are the ones I really truly want?
ISTR that that happened to me late last year when I installed Chrome on my Dell laptop at work. I didn't follow it up, so can't offer you the solution, sorry. Maybe Google it? Somewhere, on some forum, someone will have asked the question and received at least one reply.

 
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Because I use the bookmark toolbar with folders, I wound up exporting it from Firefox & then moving the individual newest folders onto the Chrome toolbar, and deleting the old folders that Chrome had automatically imported. Kind of a PIA, but at least now it's done the way I want it.

Haven't tried any gaming to see if Chrome is fussy about Adobe, but so far other things are running smoothly & perhaps a tad more quickly too. I have to remind myself that this is never going to be a screamin' fast operation, because we're just too far out to get the highest speed access.




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Coming from you, Ms. C., that is high praise indeed! Thank you!




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I had Chrome on my machine, but I've since deleted it after it seemed to be doing some strange things with my environment settings. Like Shanny, I'd like to remove IE (9) but my database reporting routines insist on it (and as AnnC says, despite "the free selection of browser that Microsoft offered" it is more or less integral with Windoze) - so for the time being, it's Firefox for me on the net.

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I've used Linux - several of its versions and I agree with you, provided you don't need any Windows specific items, Linux is the better choice for straightforward browsing, email and routine word processing.

It does have a couple of issues. You have to be prepared to configure your machine yourself and burn the CD/DVD if you get the software by download. And if you are nervous of playing with your hard disk, many of the implementations will leave you stranded. Sure, there are commercial versions that offer support, but then you're trapped with that version.

Unfortunately I've got a couple of things on my machine that go back many years and re-engineering them to use Linux is more than I am prepared to try now.

I'll stick to Windoze and a good virus scanner particularly as I'm never too adventurous when it comes to browsing
You can run any version of Linux off the CD to see if you like it and before you install it onto your computer.

If you get Wine, which is a Linux program that allows you to run windows programs in Linux, you should be fine. For instance. My mother-in-law has ubuntu on her machine but she loves Word Perfect 11. She is using that on her machine. I also use PrintShop Deluxe Version 3 running it under Wine. So there are ways to make windows programs work using Linux.

I can do anything a person using a windows can do. I just have to find the program if I don't have. And if not, see if wine supports it. I can send people a word document, an excel file and/or a presentation file.

But you're right John, if you're not computer savy, afraid you may mess up your machine, I can understand not wanting to switch. I believe if someone is thinking about getting a mac, they should look into getting Linux because they don't have to get another computer and they can try the OS before installing it. The biggest problem would be getting the printer to work since most companies don't try to support Linux.

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On the Mac, Chrome is so fast. Firefox seemed to slow down my whole Mac.

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Been battling back Babylon all summer . . . checking to delete through the control panel, and searching the registry every few days for any errant remnants.

Tonight I'm running Spybot and so far it has turned up 56 registry entries of Babylon (along with snippets of other crap, or course, but only 2-3 enries of others). So much for regedit.




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Been battling back Babylon all summer . . . checking to delete through the control panel, and searching the registry every few days for any errant remnants.

Tonight I'm running Spybot and so far it has turned up 56 registry entries of Babylon (along with snippets of other crap, or course, but only 2-3 enries of others). So much for regedit.
Even regedit searching and deleting doesn't work? Wow.

My only suggestion is to use Windows Task Manager to force quit any running Babylon processes before running all the malware removal tools again.

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SpyBot gets the job done, but it's a time-consuming process. Once it had scanned, it deletes all the other intruders, but the Babylon ones were buried too deep, I guess, because SpyBot needed another run at it. If SB can't get rid of them right away, it will ask to run at startup, so I'm perfectly willing to let it! Restart the computer & it does its whole scan again, before Windows gets a chance to start all its apps. Once that was over, and they were all removed, I ran the immunity thing, and am supposedly good to go, for at least the next few minutes.




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