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What tutorials do you want to see?


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#16 ggc

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 08:13 AM

If it would be possible, I am trying to learn how to do graphics, images and signatures, so if you could do a detailed page on how to set these up and use them that would be great. I'm not all that when it comes to these things so please use laymans terms for myself and anyone else who might have difficulty in the jargon. I can totally take a computer apart and rebuild them with all the new bios, but the learning part takes a while.

Thanks for any help that you can provide.

Ciao & Peace

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 07:42 AM

I would like to see a tutorial on basic TCP protocol explaining ports TCP and UDP connections.

This site is great for explaining the port usage and commonly associated viruses, worms and trojans.
http://lists.gpick.com/portlist/lookup.asp

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 08:14 AM

I'd love to see the following tutorials:
  • How to get rid of AOL and move to another ISP
  • How to upgrade to the newer versions in Mozilla/Firefox (I always hold my breath when I upgrade for fear of losing my profile, what ever that is, and bookmarks, etc.)
  • How to set up scheduled tasks (and which ones are, sort of, mandatory)
  • How to safeguard one's computer, including, turning off preview pane in OE, etc. I know a lot of the individual items are here, but I'd like to see one tutorial that a newbie can look through and when complete, he knows his PC is safe. Like, go to IE tools options and set up zones, then go to OE and turn off pane, then, etc.
Keep up the GREAT work!!!

Edited by larryd, 03 July 2004 - 08:15 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2004 - 09:35 PM

How about one to copy music from your old vinyls or cassettes to your computer. I have one I got from Andy McFadden if you would like to use it for a base I can post it or send it to you,

I downloaded Illustrate's dbPoweramp a year ago. The add-on that I use to convert vinyl lp's and cassettes to mp3 works well. My experience with it might prove helpful, and I'd be happy to cooperate. Music appreciation happens to be one of my casual passions. :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 July 2004 - 09:43 PM

With all the interest in alternative browsers, I would suggest a very SIMPLE tutorial on Mozilla or Firefox, both of which are getting a lot of recommendations. From other boards I frequent, I see a lot of relatively unsophisticed users trying Mozilla, and having a hard time with it.
Topics should include: 1) importing bookmarks, etc. from IE. 2) downloading the necessary plugins (JavaRuntime environment). 3) a quick tour of the managers and how to use them. All of these instructions exist in various places, but having them all together in a simple step by step would probably make many frustrated people happy.

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Posted 16 July 2004 - 10:59 PM

Ack...im not sure I know all of these answers :thumbsup:

I was planning on doing a tutorial about extensions, but I guess i could make it more full featured. if you know the different locations that have this info, let me know and I will compile it all into one easy to understand tutorial.

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 07:39 PM

Task Manager in XP. It would be really helpful because most people don't know about all it's features. I did some research and found an impressive article.


http://www.expresscomputeronline.com/20030...chspace01.shtml

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Posted 03 August 2004 - 05:28 PM

I agree, that is a good article. Thanks, pondering, it was helpful. I'm at about 8 out of 40 some odd tutorials read here...and still learnin' :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:15 AM

phawgg ....It's a little advanced for me.....I learn best by seeing something done. I feel like an old dawg with a bone about that TM. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 01:43 PM

I know what you mean, I like to lie on my rug in the corner, mixin' 'n matchin' old songs in my iTunes mp3 collection onto a wide variety of playlist topic CD's. I started a while back doing that and it comes naturally to me now. I like to get up and stretch, shake the ole' tail and wander on out to sniff the trees now 'n then, too. I never know when a cat-like good idea will get me barkin' 'bout it rustlin' the branches overhead. :thumbsup:
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Posted 29 August 2004 - 01:28 PM

How about a tutorial on adding or replacing hard drives. It seems like with the prices being as cheap as they are, and everyone always wanting more space, a hard drive is one of the first pieces that are replaced or added to.

I noticed that there are not any hardware tutorials. Maybe one that would show the difference between AGP and PCI ports, with pictures. While it is true that no 2 computers would look the same, most pieces are generic in size, shape, and location, that they can easily be identified. If someone has never opened up their case before, they may not know the difference between the RAM and CPU. Coming out this year, with PCI-X slots, it may even be helpful to have a side-by-side comparision of other PCI ones.

Just a thought.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 01:57 AM

How about a tutorial on adding or replacing hard drives.



And a good one at that, Jason. Just beyond the Dell Customer Service Phonelines lies the rest of the hardware makin' folks and they are alive, well and keepin' their inventories movin'! So many websites with so much help... makes you want to understand more fully so you can operate well under the ever present Caveat Emptor (or whichever Latin phrase means Buyer Beware) :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 30 August 2004 - 02:00 AM.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 03:18 AM

Any chance of updating the firewall tutorial to include the SP2 firewall and the whole Security Center? I still can't decide whether to switch off ZA or the SP2 firewall - at the moment have stuck with ZA 4.5 through familiarity, but have to pay for it, and after a hard time with the version 5 upgrade I've lost confidence in ZA.

You're doing a fantastic job here - many thanks!

Luci2a :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 10:35 AM

luci2a:
Everything I have read about the MS firewall in SP2 indicates that it only works with incomming packets, not outgoing. Hence, information can be sent out from computer if it be infected. Most trusted sources advise disabling MS and using an independ firewall application.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for that John. I knew that was the case with the original XP firewall, but I guess I have misunderstood the info on the SP2 one, as I thought that it could block outgoing as well as incoming packets. I couldn't make head or tail of the Security Center anyway, so I'll stick with ZA for now! (at least until I have to pay again - maybe then I'll try one of the others)
Thanks very much.
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