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#1 Geoffc

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:52 PM

Hello, I'm problem-free at present, but spent three months earlier this year trying to resolve a startup "hang" on my Compaq desktop. Such situations remind one of the value of friends.

I live in Warragul, a provincial town in eastern Victoria, southern Australia, and predictably do not have access face-to-face or over the counter/desk with experts for every conceivable computer issue. But then, these days, who does? I keep a computer log (backups, serious problems and such) back to 1989, and I reckon it's at least ten years ago when the main cost of a computing change was measured in money. Since about then, the real cost, with new hardware or software, has been the time one has to spend understanding how to use it.

Our suppliers are learning, but we rarely see truly intuitive takeup of a new product by a new user. I'm a trainer, so I suppose there's a perverse advantage in that.

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:40 PM

Hello, Geoffc.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please take the time to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.
If you have any questions about how to use this site, this forum will probably answer them.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:44 PM

:thumbsup: to BC Geoffc, I am sure that you will enjoy yourself here.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:03 AM

Hello Geoffc & welcome to BC :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 08:17 AM

As one who is "upover",

let me say:


:thumbsup: Geoffc


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!





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